February 24th, 2007

just because I want to...

Apparently the other day was my 5monthdreadaversary and I didnt even notice. Maybe its because lately I havent been looking at myself all that much. I've started lifting weights about 2 weeks ago and so I'm slowly losing weight and starting to accept who I am and what I look like. I feel like having dreads is part of that because as I change, they change and no matter what I do, they're going to take their own time to become what they can be. I've had a rough few months and my dreads have been there with me. Sometimes when its late I'll lie in bed and think about how I hate them, theyre not what I want them to look like, etc etc but in the end I just roll over and go to sleep and in the morning forget all about it. when my friend told me that she was going to cut off her amazing 5 year old dreads it made me start thinking of the day that I'll get sick of them and lop them off, and I realized that I cant get rid of them just yet. I know that right now theyre really nothing to speak of, but I want to be able to inspire people with my hair the way Nina's hair inspired me. I know that if I let them go I'd be destroying a really big part of myself. I know that I'd regret cutting my hair more than anything because I want to see where this goes. I want to see how my hair will change my life. I want to see how my hair will change other people around me and how they treat me. I know that having dreads will create problems, but I'm ok with that because what is life if its all easy? I think I'm finally ready for the challenge.

and with that, pictures:
Collapse )

I love you all, and looking at your pictures helps me through the day
self in black & white

allo allo

been quite awhile since I've posted here...
I recently trimmed a few inches from my hair (it's been 8 years or so) and no one even noticed cause they're still so damn long:

Collapse )

Also if anyone's interested I have a new Photography site I just redid and updated:


bookmark if you wish! it will be updated pretty often.

is anyone else really bogged down by winter right now? sheesh
  • Current Music
    The Zombies - Maybe after he's gone

Ocean and Loops

Hi Kids

I was looking on the memory and I didn´t find much about saltwater and loops.

I was just curious to see if anyone experienced what I did. After an entire week swimming in saltwater (big, strong waves), I noticed that my dreads have gigantic loops that I hand´t seen before...in just one week! Even dreads that were straight, now have loops. By reading the memories, I saw that the loops form because the hair is shrinking (at least they shrink because of the loops (?))

Has anyone experienced anything like it?

Does anyone wash his/her hair after swimming in the ocean?
I have been washing them with my bar soap after an entire day in the beach.


ps = my dreads turned a year old on January 28th, 2007.
  • Current Music

(no subject)

so like, i starteddd backcombin my hair approx 1 year ago, at the beginning of march & now i have this big mess on my head that looks really neat! here's a quickride through the last year in the life of my knotty dead cells!

Collapse )
  • Current Music
    rjd2 - seven light years

2 monthsish

So it's been something like 2 months and a week.  They're doing well enough, the loose hairs have begun to take over and I still think it's too soon to start sewing them.  My scalp has been dry, dry, dry and I've been contemplating using some dandruff shampoo.  Which brand is the best for young dreads?  Or should I just wait it out?  I mean, there aren't a whole lot of flakes, and it really only does flake when I scratch a lot.
Anyways, I've been leaving them pretty well alone.  I palm roll in the shower, palm roll right out of the shower, and basically that's it.  Sometimes I'll randomly rip & twist the ends when I'm bored.  I like to braid the ends, too.
Somehow, I really like them.  They're weird and only look a little dreaded and are half curly and half straight, and yet they're still awesome.  It's literally just like a blanket of hair and while I'm sure it's not all that attractive, it feels right.  It reminds me of when I had crazy long hair last year(though my length now is approaching that!), which wasn't as messy but still was some crazy curls.  Cutting it was nice enough -- but I felt it didn't suit me very well. 
One question about felting needles, though.  How big should they be?  And do they come in different sizes?  I've only managed to find 'hand felting needles' and they're really tiny and really sharp, so I don't see them doing much.  As in, they're so small that the little barbs are barely visible.  I'm assuming this isn't what I'm looking for, but I thought I'd ask.

Also, hopefully pictures to come soon.  But not right now, because that would either involve uploading pictures from a digital camera, or re-installing my webcam software.  Evidently, I don't want to do either.

  • Current Mood
    creative creative