August 11th, 2007

Dread-friendly, earth-friendly hair dye?

Meep! I dyed my hair a brightish orange after bleaching it, thinking: "Yay my dreads will dread and I will have BRIGHT orange hair! I will be so pretty!"...I dyed/bleached it, and now, 2 months later, I remembered that *a-duh* chemicals are bad for the ecosystem and decided to let my vanity take one for the team.
Today I ran to the health food store and grabbed some Herbatint brand, chestnut color. Being the scholar I am, I just now noticed that it has "extra conditioning action" thanks to the aloe vera in it. I don't remember/cant find the final concensus on aloe vera pertaining to dreads. I doubt my dreaddies will take too kindly to all those softening things. They are 11 months old, but just recently became noticably locked when I bleached/dyed my hair.
So, should i go for it? Should I even use a henna-based dye (that might turn my hair green or make it soft)? I'm sorry this is a text-only for now, but I'll try to add some photos m'kay? Thank you so much, everyone :)
Pushkar sunset

Rastaaaa....

Soooo....after a very very very long time, I got my dreads finally done!! Actually I've had them for about 4 months, but I've been abroad so I wasn't able to post. I've been a member for a while and Ms. soulhaus was nice enough (she was getting paid haha) to come to San Fransisco and do them for me about a year ago, but then something happened and I had to cancel. Anyway, I really wanted to get rastot since I hate the fact that it takes me about 45 minutes to brush my hair, and I buy a HUGE bottle of conditoner every 2 weeks. So I figured, hell I'm in India, it's going to suck taking care of them, and I found a guy that EVERYONE talks about, and well 3 days of pain later, I have 69 rastot and a lulu...the yarn thing that I tie them up with!

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