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[28 Feb 2007|04:56am]

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One month and a bit [28 Feb 2007|10:01am]
I don't think that my dreads are quite what the people in my city expect dreads to look like. Another girl at my workplace recently got them done too, only hers were backcombed much tighter. People keep asking me if I'm jealous, or if I need to 'fix' mine to look more like hers. Haha, I'm actually really excited to watch hers and mine progress. It will be interesting to see the different paths they take :)

Anyways, I dyed my dreads at their 1-month. It might have been a little too soon, but I'm not disatisfied with the results. I didn't realize quite how long I'd have to rinse though. I ran out of hot water before they were completely clean! I've noticed it really tightened them though - the ends, anyways. I have two inches or more of loose root on most of them, but the part that's knotted is really knotted, and I don't think there's more than a handful of them that haven't gone all loopy!

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[28 Feb 2007|06:35pm]
it's been ages since i last posted here, but i feel like it again so here you go;

they now are a little over 18 months old


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Braiding to combine dreadlocks or other alternative... [28 Feb 2007|07:03pm]
Alright, ya'll have seen my dreads and seen how skinny they are:
So the question is...
Doesn't anyone have a suggestion for making the braids so they won't be flat?
Does anyone think that'll work or have you heard of this?
Does anyone have a suggestion for convincing the dreads to meld rather than just sitting there in a braid?

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somebody besides me loves my dreadies too [28 Feb 2007|08:43pm]
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like two years?...... [28 Feb 2007|10:30pm]
so when I first got my dreads I posted here every so often but its been like awhile. they were born may 30th they will be two in a couple months I think. so a very small time line if you will. please humor my thining hair
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well.. [28 Feb 2007|11:29pm]
My dreads have been shrinking, a good amount, too, despite my shower palmrolling efforts. Two weeks ago I realized most of them were short enough I couldn't even put them up into a ponytail or even pigtails. While that's a good thing--my babies are maturing--I hate having short hair... Last time my hair was this short, I was 9 years old, most of my life my hair could cover my boobs, it was this long. So... I did something bad... I was fooling around with some double-ended synth dreads I've had for a couple years now and realized I could make extensions out of them... And so I did. Now my dreads have black synthetic tips and go to just a little below my shoulders.

While I love this length so much more, and my own babies are fine, I feel kind of fake (although much more content with my look...) but slowly getting over it. Part of me feels like this wasn't the right thing to do, but I just could not stand seeing my hair so short, it made me sad. I do not plan to keep the extensions forever, when my own hair starts growing, I'll cut them off. I'm a little torn up about the state of my dreads at the moment... But deep inside I'm happier.

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[28 Feb 2007|11:36pm]
hey everyone,

I just had a quick question. My dreads are about 4 months old, and I'm mostly letting them go naturally although I do rub them and play with them to help them along.

Anyway, the problem I'm having is that my dreads are kind of flat instead of cyllindrical. Is this normal, and will it shape up eventually? I've tried rubbing them to round them out, but lots of small pieces of my hair fall out. Should I not do this? Any advice or tricks of the trade would be greatly appreciated.

I can post pictures if that would help, I just don't have my camera right now.

Thanks for all the help in advance!
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salt water question [28 Feb 2007|11:57pm]
ok, so i just check out the memories section and am now curious as to why salt water helps with the dreadlocking process. anyone know?
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