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So apparently not only are they loading people's hair with wax that inhibits the dreading process, but when people's hair manages to fix itself and begin to dread naturally and healthfully, they can "Repair" this???
The funny thing is, just above this statement is a picture of a guy who looks like he might be close to losing a lock from thinness at the root...and he's just had their maitenence done!
So I managed to finally get a rocking looking fauxhawk today. Ive been playing around with it for a while, but today it looked good, finally. So I snapped a few pictures. Then as I was uplaoding them I realized they turn a year and half in like two weeks. Geeze, time flies. Ill be bogged down with finals in two weeks, so consider this a early year and a half post =)
Helloooo. My name is Felicia. I put in my first set of dreads last night. All backcombed. I've got 43. They are frizzy, and the ends are quite wispy, but it's to be expected , I suppose. I think they turned out really great considering this is my first set.
The memories and all of the posts in this community are extremely helpful. Thanks so much! :D
has anybody ever used dread pepper? i want some thoughts on if its worth it or just a waist. i've got a birthday coming up and i think it would be an easy gift to ask from some one. just dont know if it'll be worth my time or just fuck my shit up.
sorry for the shitty quality of some of these pictures.
I saw this black guy with really long, nice dreads today in passing and I gave him a little nod and smile. Then, he says to me, "All respect is cracking up. For me, they actually mean something." I just was sad after that. I didn't say anything. I just am clueless as to how to address those situations.
I've been watching this community for a few months, but only just now started a Livejournal account. So I figured I'd say hello. Be patient with me, I'm still learning how to use LJ. ^_^;;
Anyway, I've had my dreads for about 7 and a half months now. I backcombed them, used wax at first but stopped pretty quickly once I realized how evil it is. Now I just occasionally crochet them with a 2mm hook, or let them be.
I've had such bad luck this year, it just seems that one bad thing keeps hapening after another, im an optimist normally but its getting harder and harder to bounce back.
i was sat a bit hysterical before and was holding my head in my hands and my dreads just seem really grotesque and horrible to me, i really wanted to just rip them right off my head. whats worse is that owing to the fact i have a history of bipolar and SI problems my mum has told me im absolutely not allowed to cut them off (shes even hidden the fucking sharp things in the house) and thats just made me feel like im a little girl who doesnt even have control over her own hair.
frankly i just want to rip them out... i know i'd probably really regret it...
so im thinking of doing something drastic but umm not shaving. i dont know what though... i already have a dread hawk which im attempting to grow out anyone have any ideas of something i can do to it? im gonna wait a few days before i do anything at all just so i can calm down abit. but i'd love some ideas please
EDIT: I'd just like to give a big thankyou to every last active person in this community, you really are all amazing and I love how your willing to be so helpful to people you dont know. As for my hair Im very thankful I didnt do anything drastic. For the next few days I think im gonna do as Lish said and just keep em covered then set aside a day to decide what i want to do with them and give them a really thorough cleaning Im also considering dying them a nice bright colour again... As for right now Im just trying to put things in perspective take a few days off college to sort my life out and try do some productive things :)