January 13th, 2007

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I've read the memories about how it's always a good idea to section your hair before dreading, and all the possible things that can go wrong if you don't...

My question is this:  Has anyone in here just sectioned as you went along?  Just sort backcombed without rubberbanding or braiding - and how'd it turn out?  
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Today I went to a casting and filming session for a local zombie film, I guess they are making a big deal out of it in all of Maine, because it was on the news and everything.
[article about it that was on the news tonight... with me doing my grindcore scream and the thriller zombie dance here: http://www.wcsh6.com/video/news/player.aspx?aid=12102&sid=49784&bw=hi]

I realized that dreadlocks really add to the whole 'chic zombie' look because...
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-Tran Lovely
omg its ME!

Fire, Pics, Products

G'evening peoples! im a bit new to this community, although the memories have helpped me get started on my dreads about 1 year...and 9months ago.

so after looking through the memories and such, i have noticed that nobody has said anything about fire. I have tried lemons, salt, and everything else. but fire! nothing is as much fun as taking a lighter to your head and see those little loose strands singe, or better yet, a whole portion of my head be engulfed by a flash of flame.

PROS:
It temporarily takes care of those stranglers (roots).
It can help out a lot with the tips (if you want them more neat/rounded).

Cons:
If you burn the roots they grow back.
It smells like burnt hair (no sht eh?).

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now heres a question for the general population:
What products do you use in your hair?
Il get it started:

Shampoo:
Dr. Bronners Pure Castile Soap (Organic, unscented)
(i like it, but if i dont rinse out i smell funny for 27 hours 42minutes and 3seconds. it also seriosly rapes my hair of dye, so im looking for something nicer to dye)

Wax:
Fantastix Honey wax+shea butter
(does what wax does, nothin special. smells good IMHO)

Dye (blue)
Jerome Russell's Punky Color Atlantic Blue:
(The best dye i have every used, highly reccommended.)
Avatar Funky Fruit:
(cheap alternative if i cant find punky color, fades quickly)
Jazzing Mood Indigo by Clairol:
(This dye sucks horribly, it washed out in my rinse practically, i thought i messed up, so i applied with heat, lots of it, still didnt last...a few days)


One summer i worked on the beach, and i noticed how much tighter my dreads got with tons of sun and salt exposure, i have since tried to emulate that but have not had great luck.

Other
"Real Lemon 100% Lemon Juice" +preservatives
(easier than squeezing lemons, and feels+smells nice with occassional use, not sure how pratical/usefull)
Reese Sea Salt Fine Chrystals All Natural.
(helps dry my hair out and feels good on skin, but it gives white flakes that may appear to be dandruff...)
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