April 7th, 2008

charlie pretty smile

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So I started my dreads yesterday technically, but decided they were too big.  I redid them all today and I like how they look down and everything,  but some of the roots are so loose that it looks weird up (I had to put them up to eat).  Is there anyway to fix this without redoing the whole dread?  I don't have a picture yet, but I promise I will soon!  ^_^

Basically I just wanted to introduce myself and document this very important occasion.  I'm Erin, 19, in SC, and I'll post in a month (possibly sooner) with some pics!  ^_^
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newbie!

Started dreads last night, finished this morning with the help of my wonderful fiance :)

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I didn't see this in the memories: is there a proportion that salt water mixture needs to be, or is it just "make salty water"? And about how long until they stop sticking out and kind of relax? Thanks!
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Mr. Kite

Dreaded twins!

The other day at work I noticed a woman shopping with her twin sons. Her hair was the most beautiful shade of blonde and styled amazingly, which is why I first noticed her. Then I looked down and saw her twin boys. They had matching dreadlocks. Gorgeous caramel and blond dreads a few inches past their shoulders. Needless to say I squeed (quietly) and pointed them out to everyone I worked with.

I wish more parents were that awesome.
spider

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I think I might be kind of late for the pets theme, but honestly school and rugby are consuming my life, then what little time I do have for myself is spent with the boyface.

I dont go home enough to have any new pictures of my doggy, but there are some new pictures of yours truly.

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mona marx

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Hello, I just had a couple of random questions, and I figured it's about time I got around to asking them.

1) I have been desperately trying to let my hair dread itself. For seriously. I haven't touched the locks in the way of brushing in.... for almost a year now. I get little dreads in the back, but within days they un-knot themselves. Boo. Should I just hunker down and backcomb the tops and let the rest of the lock catch up? Or will I be GRRR MAD that I gave up? Advice? :)

2) And this may seem completely ridiculous... BUT I have an 8-month old, who has a ickle teeny baby dread, and I know would have more if i stopped brush the ba-jesus out of her hair every morning. How horrible would it be to have a tiny baby with dreads? Its what her hair is doing naturally, and who am I to stop it (only her mother, I know)? I just think it would be a horrendous pain to take care of, and I wouldn't want to actually sit down and dread her hair, meaning that only the back part that she lies on at night would have them... any ideas? I was just wondering what the opinions on this was when I noticed the tiny buggar sticking out of her hair this evening. For reference, here is the tiny cranium in question (i tried to get a good hair picture, I should have got a picture of the lock before I put her to bed, fail!).


Thanks.

Dye Question

Hey everyone...

Hoping you can give me some advice or redirect me on how to go about doing this... 

I've got brown hair right now.  My natural color is sandy blonde, and I've been dying for the past 4 or 5 years.  It's been purple, red, brown, blue-black, black.  Before I dyed it red, it was black, and so I applied one session of bleach to it... and then dyed it brown again because it did not look good.  As a result I've now got faded brown hair with a redish tint, with my natural sandy blonde roots coming in.

I want to go back to my natural, sandy blonde hair. 

I've read the memories, and various other sites, and read lishd's guide on dying hair.  But they seem to all pertain to bleaching hair with the intent to dye it another color overtop (it's very possible that I could be missing something, and that the information I've read can be used for my situation).  I just want to get as close to my natural sandy blonde as possible.  Is it possible to go back to your natural color without bleaching?  If I bleached I'd still be left quite far away from my natural color.

Would it work if I just kept dying it a blonde overtop to slowly lighten it a few shades until I'm relatively close to my own color?  I read that this is possible but I don't know if it only works on virgin hair.

I'm hoping that I don't have to grow my hair out.... It's just past my shoulders.