January 3rd, 2007



Just a question for the community.
I looked at the memories and this hadn't been discussed yet.
For all of you with dreadlocks that are longer, when did you start to notice growth?
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i used to post here as babyrocket but one day cut my hair and while doing that that ripped out all the cute baby dreads that were in it. after a year and a half, i'm back in the game! a couple weeks ago i noticed a knotty clump on the back of my head when i woke up from a bad, tossing-and-turning-filled nights' sleep. i let it go and it's since split up into three cute, moderately tight dreads, while the rest of my hair is sectioning itself off. i'm pretty happy! i thought i'd tell you guys about it since most of my friendslist would just be like "uh, yeah, your hair's knotty. good for you."

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Just thought Id post again as  I'm very excited to be doing my mates dreads on Sat.....

He was going to pay for the hairdressers to do it Chemically....but then I saved him from the doom he was about to put upon himself.

We're gonna start with purely a comb, because he has really really curly and long hair, that dreads itself (but messily) after about 3 weeks of not brushing anyway.

I will hopefully be able to document the entire thing and then post the pixs on the monday when I come back from home.

Whee!!! xXx
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I visited my friends in Martha's Vineyard this week and I got some pictures of my friend Nina's dreads (some of you may know her, if you dont: www.myspace.com/ninaviolet). Theyre 4 years old and theyre the reason I wanted dreads to begin with. Sadly she says she might cut them off this summer because she'll be touring with Willy Mason in a van and it will be hot and a little more of an added pain in the butt to have them. Even so I hope she keeps them because I cant imagine her without them.

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hope everyone had a happy new year and best wishes for 2007!

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So I went on a mad hunt for shampoo today. I like the Dr. Bronners tea tree oil and I can get it at one of the head shops at the Ithaca commons, which is like an outdoor hippie mall where everything is all natural/organic, made from 100% hemp, and every store sells dread beads and bongs. But thats back at school and Im home on winter break right now. So I went to the head shop in my neighborhood hoping they would sell something. All they had was dreadhead HQ shit, and you had to buy a whole dread making kit. Nothing was sold seperate. Sooooo, I bought it. **lame** Tonight out of shear boredom I read through everything, checked everything out, whatnot. One of my boyfriends house mates has super nice dreads and she uses the DHHQ shit religiously, so I figured, I paid $40 for it, I might as well try some of it. Sooooo, I decided to try the wax in only a few of my dreads, using even less than the directions said to. Buuuuuuut, the methodical motion of slowly waxing my dreads kind of zoned me out, and before I realized it, I had done pretty much my whole head. I cant decide if Im happy about this or not.

Also, my undercut is starting to get long again. I dont plan on ever brushing, but I have very thin, fine hair and it fights hard against being dreaded. Its a lot of work to keep up with for my hair apparently, so I dont know if Ill be able to go natural when the undercut finally starts getting long enough, but I would like to. All my dreads were originally backcombed, but my boyfriend rip twists the lose ones for me and that seems to hold them better. I dont know, I just felt like ranting.

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About a month and a half. Theyll be two months on January 16. My second set. A unkosher amount of overwaxing ruined my first set. I think thats why I might be more sketch about waxing this second time around. Hmmm.