November 29th, 2006


first post. woo!

taken on sunday on an outdoor ice rink...

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one question, too. i've noticed that whenever i wash my hair i tend to smell a bit like wet dog for about a day before the dreads are fully dry. is this because i'm not washing them properly? i used dreadhead hq shampoo which has no scent and i've been thinking about switching to dready boy's tea tree mint shampoo bar. any suggestions? this dr bronner stuff sounds pretty good but i've not seen it anywhere in the uk. would anyone recommend lush products?

this place is awesome

I just wanted to let you all know that I love how frequently people post on here and how responsive others are, it really is a great community with some awesome dreads.
I've been pretty dread happy lately and can't seem to stop taking pictures! I washed them yesterday so I got some pretty sweet shots that I thought I'd share :)

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I have a problem, and have searched the memories but couldnt find anything in there.  I have had my dreads for about 2 months now and have washed my hair once a week from the beginning but it still gets really greasy and gross after only 2-3 days. It really bothers me... should I just start to wash it more or do you think it is still adjusting? Why hasnt it adjusted yet? Everytime I wash they unravel a bit and get kind of messed up so i would prefere not to have to wash them more then once a week.  Is there anything I can do to make them not get greasy so fast?

And for my other problem now...  my hair is different lengths all over my head and the longer dreads are doing well but i have a few in the back that are 5-6 inches and they just wont dread, they did well for about the first month then they pretty much came out so i rebackcombed (i know, i know, its a no-no)  those few that had unraveled, and they did well for a week or two but now, i had a shower yesterday and when i came out they were completly gone... just loose hair where they were, except for the roots, the roots are knotted very nicely and probably wouldnt come out if i tried to get them out. But should i just wait and see if the two that have come out start to dread from the root down or should i rebackcomb again since it is basicly loose hair there now (besides the root).

i hope that all made sense.. and thank you very much for any help. I would take a picture but i am newly a university student and dont have the money for a camera now.

lookin for a buddy :EDITED:

first off: i live in ohio, and i need to get out. if you want a friend who is awesome, we need to talk. i just want a mini vacation. just something to get my mind off of the usual routine. i'm hoping for the west coast or somewhere equally as amazing (which is most places). only for about 3 weeks. i'm serious. ok. thats my schpeel. you know you want to hang out with me. (haha...ahhh, so desperate. oh well).

secondly: heres some fun dreadie pictures. they're 3 years and 1 month old now (yey!) and looking at these pictures i just took, its hard to believe they're mine. i love them :) anyways, i was trying to be artistic...we'll see what you think.

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okay, so my in my first post i said i was just going to go natural and let my hair dread up on its own, but i realized i am far too impatient for that, so after about three days i backcombed my entire head by myself. it took me about three hours. It's been about nine or ten days altogether. Theyre going okay, but I do alot of work on them everyday. Alot of the ones on the bottom came out cuz theyre shorter so i did a combination of ripntwist and backcombing. Its also a total pain in the ass drying my hair because i have so much of it, it takes forever. I dunno if i mentioned this before, but this is my second time having dreads, I had them when I was fifteen for about six months but I took really bad care of them and was always putting stuff like glue and honey in them. Needless to say it was really gross, so this time I've decided to not put any wax or anything else in my hair. anyways, here are some pictures.
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my first post

i firmly believe i suck at introductions so ill just say my name is Ben im from the UK and i started my dreads (it still feels strange to refer to/think of them as dreads, its still just 'my hair' to me) six or seven months ago....
i think thats all i got...

here are some kinda poor pictures for your viewing 'pleasure' :)

commence lj-cut attempt!

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Well, I just did my THIRD set of dreads today. The other ones were really messed up so I brushed them out both times. But, these ones are good & I think they might stay.

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