February 27th, 2007


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I'm awaiting the results of my braided dreadlocks... tomorrow we'll see if it was a success!

In the mean time I'm really enjoying the braids and will probably look forward to this part of the crimped dreadlock process more than the outcome.

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does anyone know

does anyone know a few good volunteer humanitarian organizations or hook ups for anything world wide? I can pay a small fee but would rather know good priced ones as well, money is not an issue to me, and any kind of work as long as I get to be out there doing something

my life is going through a big change right now, and am getting rid of all my material posessions and just taking a few months of humanitarian work with whats on my backpack

anyways thanks

am i the only one..

that doesnt care about 2 week old dreads? ugerdfjohuio!
that doesnt understand why you would make a commitment to growing your locks and then brush them/ cut them out? embrace your locks!
who thinks natural dreads are beautiful. embrace your loops!
i'm just hungry, sorry.
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Sewing my dreads...

So, I've had dreadlocks for about 2 years. They're quite hard, and almost as thick as a pinky finger... so, not that huge at all. I've had a few breakages here and there unfortunately, but since my hair was soft in the past I kind of just let it go and continued to let them grow. They're just past my chin now in length, so when one breaks it kind of sucks... and some of them have thinned out quite a bit, SO.... I've introduced myself to sewing them together from the root to tip.

I got out some normal black thread and sewed a thinner dread in the front, to a thicker one nearby. I didn't really have a strategy, I just went back and forth starting from the root, and made some loops around them here and there to hug the dreads together more - nothing too tight though. I was just wondering if hard-ish dreads could grow together eventually like this? I mean, will I be able to (somehow) take the thread out one day and have one dread?

Any sewing tips in general would be appreciated. Thanks a lot in advance for any feedback!!
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