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[12 Nov 2007|04:14am]
[ mood | indifferent ]

Hello all. Though i've been on and off with this community for years, I believe this will be my first post.

2 day old dreadsCollapse )

I believe this is technically my 3rd set. I tried a couple different times when I was younger to have dreads. Needless to say... mother didnt approve so they never lasted. :) Better luck this time!

I started off with rubberbands. I took them out today...decided to try it without them. We'll see how that goes. So far my only complaint is I think i've exhausted my scalp. I'm feeling a lot of tension, possibly from rubbing the roots too much. Gave me a bit of a headache. Ouch.

Anyway, hello to everyone. I'll keep a timeline going to keep the posts interesting. :)

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[12 Nov 2007|07:31am]
so its been awhile..doubt anyone remembers me but dreads were there..then they were gone...just like the roof over my head, the car i drove and the dog i loved. i am glad to see everyone is doing well..and i wish everyone a good ending to this year. peace
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[12 Nov 2007|08:09am]
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6 Months.

I have a solid yellow in front and a pink one in the back somewhere. I plan to do an orange/purple/gold one when I have the floss for it. I need to get some more transitional coloured floss. That stuff is awesome for wraps.

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Hoisted by my own peyote [12 Nov 2007|08:22am]

I was recently taught how to make peyote-stitch hair wraps which I am super stoked about. Though mine are still a basic pattern (the blue and red one) I'm aspiring to make it to this level. My friend Becky made this tree for our friend Kathleen.
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baby dreads [12 Nov 2007|11:10am]
My hair is currently 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 inches long and growing out from a mohawk. I'm not intending on dreading it until Mid-January sometime (and considering my growth process I'm thinking it'll be 2-3 inches longer by then) but was wondering if there was anyone in the SF area that would be up to assisting? Or anyone willing to make the trek. I'm a photography major so I'd be willing to do a trade and/or pay if need be. My hair is super thick and tends to lock up on their own anyway so it shouldn't be all that difficult but I'd prefer to have someone work on my head who has dreads and has given them to others in the past. Thanks!

by rhea aldridge

by rhea aldridge

Just for current reference.
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thinking about undreading [12 Nov 2007|01:17pm]
I've had mine for close to 6 years. I feel I need a change. Also, I feel like they're becoming more of a burden than a joy. It just feels like such a hard decision to make. Ugh, what to do.
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[12 Nov 2007|06:19pm]
Alright so, I promise I checked the memories, but I couldn't find what I was looking for.
I'm planning on starting my first set of dreads super soon. I know how to initially start them (i.e. backcombing, palmrolling etc for the first time), but what about the few days after? Do I backcomb everyday? When can I wash them? Do I backcomb only the roots, or from the tips in the days/weeks following?
Also, how does one palmroll while backcombing? I saw it in one of the memories and it confused me.

I'm sure a lot of you are probabaly rolling your eyes, but as long as I get my answers I don't really care.

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week 3! [12 Nov 2007|06:39pm]
I did end up doing some more backcombing, and am LOVING the results.

week 3 without any creepy editing! yay!Collapse )

As you can see there are some loops and such forming. Is that beause they're already tightening or just because my hair was wavy/curly to begin with? ...or some combination of those two?
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[12 Nov 2007|09:01pm]
So.. I am planning on combing out my dreads in about a month or so.. mid-December. And a girl once told me that if I just start washing my hair with normal shampoo they'll pretty much unknot themselves. I would think it would take a while of washing them with normal shampoo for them to start to untangle.. but I am not sure how long. I want to make the combing-out process as easy as possible, so would it make sense to start washing them with normal shampoo soon so that they're easier to comb out in a month? Or would it not make that much of a difference in the end and just make them look like crap for the next month?

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quickety quick [12 Nov 2007|10:11pm]
IHope all is well!

peace 0ut x
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