January 7th, 2008

HI! question

hi, im new to this community n_n and i have a question, i hope u can help me.

my hair is like 14" inches long (i'll be like 13 inches after i cut my hair), from the root to the end, i reeeeaaaaallly want to have dreadlocks (thin dreadlocks), but not all my hair, just few
so, the question is, will dreadlocks suit me? i haven't seen short dreadlocks before, so i dont know how do they look like. if you can show me some pics, i would be really happy

sorry for my crappy english n_n
sara blkwhite lights by gingerafros

white bits in your dreads?!!!

so i've got some dandruff...
i looked in the memories and learned the wonders of apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil
i washed my dreads last night and applied some tea tree oil to 
the "hot spots" (where it gets ithcy)
in a few days i'll do the vinegar rinse and a little more tea tree oil,
and hopefully that'll do it.

i was inspecting my dreads lastnight
and some bits that i thought were dandruff actually appear to be little split ends.
and these little broken hairs aren't at the bottom of the dread, but the tops...
it doesn't look so nice,
since i have dark hair.
it looks like my dreads are dirty,
and half of the people in my life already think they are.
(they aren't, of course!)

as anyone else expierenced this?
there probably isnt much i can do, is there?

thanks fellow dreadheads!

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Attaching Double-ended dreads

Hi all!
I have a question about attaching double ended synth dreads to my own dreads.

Yes, I have read the memories but the majority is about how to attach single-ended, and the only one I found about double ended was to normal hair, which didnt really help!

I have just purchased these beautiful things:

Which I adore!
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Felting needles

So i know of several people here that have had issues finding felting needles...i am now one of them.
Yesterday i went to not only joann's fabric but michael's crafts as well and found not one single solitary felting needle...the worst part?
The employees looked at me like i was a fucking moron like a felting needles was some mythical creature that i had dreamt up in my head. does anyone know where specifically i can find them?
i'm in the portland oregon area...if that helps at all....
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Dye or is it too early?

My dreads are a week old and I've found a dye that I'm itching to get on with!!  Is it too early, will it likely cause me trouble?  Or will it help the locking process?  Having slogged through the memories I've found no answers to when......the dye is non-conditioning so I've got all my bases covered other than timing.....please help!?


picture of my newbies!!
han solo

*waves happily*

Hello peoples! I'm new here, and thought I would do the introducing-myself-thing.
I'm Rose, I'm 19 and from Lincoln, NE (midwest, holy crap!)
I have brand spanking new dreads. They're two days old now and I'm so happy to have them, and I'm really excited to see them tighten and grow over the next few months.

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So yeah, I'm really happy about it all. The main issue that I'm having though so far are the ends. Each one has this funky little curl at the end hahaha...so I was considering just taking some scissors and snipping the tips off, because i'm doubting if that part will ever dread up haha. Any suggestions?

Thanks! =)
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Un-parted Dreads

I hope this is a reasonable request!! Would anyone be kind enough to share their pictures of dreads without a noticeable center/side part? I have had dreads twice but the part always  bothered me, it would make me look bald, even when the roots were really really loose. So I'm trying to visualize dreads without a part. Thanks in advance :)
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Augst 6-11, 2008.

Shambhala. Who's going with me? I just bought my ticket. 175$ is a bit expensive, but I've known lots of people who went and told me they would have paid 1000$ for a ticket.

I think it would be Killer to have a GUDU party at the biggest party ever.

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So, I'm thinking about making some extensions for my dreads... I'm going to save up for human hair instead of getting cheap kanekalon hair just incase I want to bleach/dye some later on, and also to avoid weird texture that is too different from my natural dreads.

I want to add them using this method. Which is pretty straight forward.... however...  I'm not sure how much hair I need. I have about 55 medium (perhaps on the skinnier side of medium).

Does anyone have some cheap online human hair sources? What the best kind of human hair to buy for this? Weft? Pre-bonded?

I'd really love some advice on this one :D