May 6th, 2008

new again.

the results of my last stay-up-and-dye-my-hair night. :D

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hope you enjoyed, love you! :D

edit: since i had multiple people ask-- the stripes were made by simply wrapping pieces of packing tape around my dreads tightly, then dyeing over them. nothing fancy. :)

[x-posted in part to naughty_knotty.]

Dreadlock elitism? @_@

I'm in this hippie chick group on MySpace. I just joined, and was looking through a few recent topics. There was one entitled "dreadlocks", so I clicked on it, assuming to find the same kind of good advice and support that exists here in GUDU.

I was wrong.

The topic starts innocently enough, with the OP asking "how to do" deadlocks. Right away, someone pipes up and says "well, first start by NOT joining online dread groups/communities because about 90% of the people online will tell you lies because they learned about dreads online." Interesting. I guess that nine out of ten of us here in GUDU are completely full of shit. Didn't know that. Anyway, she continues with "you cant make dreadlocks, they make themselves." Also interesting. I made my dreadlocks by backcombing, separating, ripping, palm rolling, crocheting, etc . They look like dreads to me. But I guess they're actually very knotty lies. 0_0

Anyway, the topic continues with more of the same. So my question is this...what does everyone think of natural dreads (i.e. just stop brushing your hair) vs. created dreads (backcombed, palm rolled, etc. etc.)? It's all good right? I think these people need to lighten up just a little.

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Saturday night was my friend Trista's senior prom. She decided that she didn't want to go to prom, but she still wanted to dress up.  She made herself a Princess Peach dress, and then my friend Luke and I hit up Salvation Army so we could be Mario and Luigi :)


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Bleaching BEFORE dreading up

This one might be one for memories, as I couldn't find anything regarding bleaching BEFORE dreading up. I regularly bleach the front quarter of my mop, and def wanna redo before I dread up, though how long should one leave it before attempting to dread up freshly bleached hair? Obviously it's super fragile and I don't want bits falling out whilst backcombing! Sorry if it seems a daft question....

no poo recipes.

so there's one of the very famous posts on how to go shampoo free.
i tried it yesterday and it made my head feel better than ever and i wanna kick the shampoo.
though sifting through the memories i've found different recipes and methods to do this. (soaks, pastes, sprays, squirt bottles of vinegar, etc)
for anyone who uses baking soda/apple cider/what have you, what is your particular routine/recipe?
the one post has me paranoid that i'll add too much and make my hair dry and brittle.

i just dumped about a cup in a washbasin and rolled around in it. let it sit for about half an hour and rinsed with water.

and just so this is not text only here are a few pictures from a get together a few weeks ago:

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