March 30th, 2008

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vegan dread question

hi dreadies!
this is probably an obvious question, but i couldn't find an answer in the memories...
my question is....
do vegan dreads entail not dying them?

i was wondering if vegan locks mean that no chemicals are used on them,
and/or no animal byproducts are used on ? or a combination of both?
a combination of both sounds about right, as its no natural...

thoughts?
thanks!

sorry if this is obvious.
maybe i'm too sick to see it.
me painted

Whiny

My hair has grown a little since I cut my first set of dreads off a few months ago. I know it'll be awhile until I have the hair length to get started again, which annoys me.

Dreadlocks feel like something I really, really want to want...if that makes any sense. I feel so impatient, especially when I see all the images of long, gorgeous mature locks.

I fully plan to let my hair grow and try it again, and if the stars (and finances) are right I might even be making an appointment with the lovely lishd to start my second set. We're planning a trip to the Northwest some time in the next year, so with a little luck maybe my hair will be ready when we are.

But, yeah, just a post to say I totally envy the lovely dreadlocks on this site- and I have hope that next time around I'll be better prepared!
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hi! im new

hi guys! im new to the community, i don't have dreads yet but im hoping to at the end of may ( i need about another 1-2 inches of growth)

but i was wondering are Knotty Boy Products any good? i love their site and information but i like to research before i go into something


thanks in advance


Ty
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People suck...

Background story:
So I went to the Anarchist book fair in SF (best thing ever by the way) and commented in a post to Anarchists (another livejournal group) how lovely it was to see community, comrades and dreadies. Well most of what I got back was "white kids with dreads are the problem", "stupid white kids with dreads" and some totally horrid websites like this one....

www.makezine.org/mohawksdreads.htm

I cannot believe how ignorant and misinformed this site is.

I responded with my best efforts to show how pointless it is to judge other people and how it wouldn't help bring Anarchists together but to split us up. I was seriously upset and sad and am so disappointed. I cannot believe people actually think this way.

I wonder how these people wear their hair. Are any of them bald? Is that a culture steal from Buddhist monks? I wonder. How silly all of this but it really upsets me to see such an ignorant view on personal choice.

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i honestly havent checked the memories, but its a weird ques i guess so it might not be there. anybody have issues when washing their dreads that its REALLY heavy. i mean, like, its hard to keep your head up cuz its so much dam hair. honestly, i dont have long dreads (although i wish.. i have patience ^_^) so if i'm having an issue i'm thinking alotta you guys know what i'm saying. is ther something specific you do?

heres a pic of what i'm working with here. 7+ months old

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i figured it'd throw this in. my 2 loves- working at the aquarium and painting right after. one job to another i say

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Hey everyone! I'm sort of new to the comm, but so far I LOVE it! You are all so warm and friendly! I currently have no dreadlocks due to the fact that I am looking for a job, but hopefully soon I'll be able to put in my second set! Since there seems to be a pet theme going on, I guess I can jump on that band wagon and show a few pictures of my pack!

This is Bella, a 1 yr. old Bull Terrier. It is actually my stepdad's dog, but I usually take care of her walking and training. We're good buddies! We live down the road from Lake Michigan, so this is our usual walking spot.

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My dogs and I out on a walk a week or two ago with a photograph-loving friend along to take our picture!



This was actually our Christmas card. They were only interested in the dog treats I was holding above my head! :P



Charlie, a Daschund mix, who I've had since I was 10 (I am now about 19). He was my first dog, and he was the one who got me interested in dog training and showing. We accomplished a UCD and UAG1 title in his very short show career. He's now retired because he has back problems and is going blind and deaf. I love him a lot even though he is a little bugger some of the time.



My stepdad's other dog, Chester. (He was annoying my stepdad, so he colored all over him! Don't worry! It was non-toxic, washable marker!)



My sister's dog, Lizzy, who is actually a relative of Charlie's (just from a different litter). She is comical.



And here are my embarrassing dreadies...that I only had for about a month last summer.,,then I got fired from my job because they decided they didn't like my dreads after all, so my mother made me take them out so I could find a new job. My hair has since grown down past my shoulders, and I plan to get a second, better set of dreads VERY soon! I'm excited to do it the right way this time! I  wasn't well informed the first time, but I've been doing research for about a year now, so I'm confident I'll end up with some sweet dreads within the next year or two (I hope!)

I don't have any recent pictures of me otherwise, so maybe I'll post some more later on. Anyway, hope you enjoyed my dogs.
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i went to joshua tree last week!

....and it was amazing! sadly, there are very few even decent dread-shots since they were tied back for the majority of the trip but i am going to post them anyway, because they turned 1 this month and that's what i am feelin'!


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and, sticking with a theme... some pictures of my sweet lil cat ramona. one of them... maybe?.. nsfw? but probably. the other probably not for the faint of heart (she needed stitches)

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