March 22nd, 2008

Flaming Lips

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i quickly skimmed the memories, but maybe i missed something.


how early is too early to do a little maintenance?

my dreads are only 4 days old, but theyre getting quite loose. i have so much frizz on the top of my head, my dreads are barely distinguishable. one towards the nape of my neck is almost completely undone. its rather upsetting as i spent so much time backcombing. maybe its because i sleep on them (im a very mobile sleeper.) or the fact that i wear loose beanies for work? any advice would be lovely.


i need to learn to swim (yes, at 19, it is rather pathetic.). would it be bad to wear a swimcap on such new dreads, so i dont drench my hair in gross public pool water? or would it be better to just let them roam free and rinse them after?

as a post script, im appeasing all the requests for more pictures.

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me and my boy went to the city today for some pizza and just to get outta the house and we're walking along.. broadway maybe? anyways, we're walking and some guy from green peace comes up to us and says 'do you care about the environment?!!!' and i always feel bad about being straight out mean to those guys (and the people in the mall who try to sell me dead sea minerals), so i kind of hobble and throw my arms up in a shrug and groan with a 'maybe i care' kinda face, and he's all 'OH COME ON, YOU HAVE DREADS.. OF COURSE YOU CARE!!!' then i kept walking..

the end.

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Hey everybody :)
Haven't been really active on Lj lately, but I'd like to show you a photoshoot I did a few weeks ago.
I think they turned out really nice :)
My dreads are now 3 years and almost 5 months old.

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Couple more from my hike yesterday... this time I took Cash with me! (I have three dogs)....


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And I have a post request!!!! I know there's many of you who are animal lovers, as myself. And I know there's many of you with bully's like mine... and an array of other animals you share your life with...

I say we start up theme week again and make all next week animal/lock week. Share pictures of you with the animals you share your life with.... no matter what the animal is... no matter how big or small. Wuddya say?!


I am loving the pet theme so I'm posting some pix of my dogs. These are pretty old but i've been inspired to take some new ones and to go take my baby for a walk if i can find her sweater :P
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new tips

most of my tips have been locking up nicely on their own, with just a few little bits poking out the ends at odd angles. I mostly ascribe to the "neglect" method and don't do any kind of maintenance on my dreads (other than washing, of course) but I finally took a big needle the other day and sewed a bunch of the little bits back in. it's tedious stuff, and i didn't take any "before" pictures, but here's the end of my ponitail "after."

new tips
leftish ones done, obviously, and rightish ones being in their totally natural state
...except for that one little tuft still sticking out mid-leftish; it was too short for me to sew in, but it's cool; i like to fiddle with it compulsively :)

Round 2

I posted a few months ago with my first attempt at dreads, unfortunately i didn't take much care of my them very well, many fell out and then i decided i wanted bigger ones so i undid them (luckily they were still young and it only took 3-4 hours). I've been planning to re-do them for ages, but my friend who helped me with the first lot has been unavailable to help out. So, seeing that i got a 4 day weekend due to easter, and not much to do, i decided to try do them myself.

I started off trying to section it, but even at the very front I had trouble seeing what i was doing in the mirror. So I convinced one of my mates to section it for me, and he did quite well. I wanted to aim for roughly 30 sections, and we ended up with exactly 30. I then spent the next two days backcombing each section myself. Which was exhausting! After doing even one I had to take a break (I'm a programmer, so my arms are used to sitting comfortably on a desk all day, not being held above my head).

The back ones were tricky, I'm still not sure if they'll all hold together. They were the last ones I did, so i was kindof in a "just want to finish it" mood, so they didn't get the same treatment as the rest. However, from what i experienced, once i could no longer move the comb thru the hair it didn't matter how much fucking around i did they all turned out the same. I'll check them all again tomorrow morning and any that are loose i'll just take the comb to them again.

I'm gonna make sure i take care of them this time (no getting drunk and going swimming with baby dreads). I also think they'll have a better chance cause my hair is much healthier than it was last time. before my fist set, i'd been washing my hair once a day for as long as i can remember so my hair got really oily after a day of not being washed (i had reduced my washing for the few weeks before dreading but it didn't help much). After unlocking them i started using bi-carb to wash my hair, and It's not even anywhere near as oily now even after 5-6 days of not washing (which usually includes at least two afternoons sweating it up on bike rides). I'm hoping the larger dreads will lock up easier as well. It's definitely easier to palm roll them all (30 vs my first set, which had 50ish), altho the back ones I still find tricky.

Anyways, here's a few photos:

It's good to be dreaded again!
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