June 12th, 2008
I was in a beady mood yesterday after washing my hair :-) I used to have a saturday job in hairdressers a while back, and a lady always asked me to give her hair a 'cool rinse' after washing it. It stopped her hair getting greasy apparantly. So after I washed my hair this time, I blasted it with cold water. I have no idea if it will make any difference or not....
At the moment I'm a little bit worried that I might have made them too fat. I don't think it's going to be a problem but in the mean time my hair looks super bad ass:
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I've been looking through Lish's amazing gallery of hair magic, and I'm in awe! I'm curious if there are any Dallas, TX area dreadies who'd be willing to help me start my dreads and teach me how to keep 'em looking nice?
Moreover, do you think I could go ahead and dread now, and they'd look okay? I know the front is long enough, but the back is a bit stacked. I'd love to have my dreads underway before I went to work at the Texas Renaissance Festival this fall!
Here's a couple of recent photos (<2 wks old) of my hair as it is now:
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My Name is Stephanie, And I've HAd dreads for almost a year now.
MY dreads are really skinny though, and i was wondering if using felt to fatten them up is a good idea or not?
Does Wool dye well? Would it take Forever to put wool in all my 69 dreads? Are Roots hard to maintian if i do Fatten them up with wool?
Any Advice helps. Thanks
P.S I've read the memories.... but didn't see anything about using wool to fatten dreads.
At 6 months they've fattened up a fair bit and are pretty tight (I can barely push my crochet hook through some of them), but the bald spots are bugging me. I know of some people in Toronto that do extensions and synthetic work, and I'm toying with the idea of having some synthetics added in to fill things out a bit. If anyone else has done this, would you be able to comment with your experiences? Thanks a bunch! More under the cut, including baldyness.
SO. Theres these mosquito's here about the size of small house flies, and they literally come in swarms. The blackflies are the size of mosquito's, and the horseflies are the size of wasps.(must be something in the water?)
ANYWAYS. Because of this, I have been loading up on OFF bug repellent, which is not very good for you and loaded with deet, etc, but I tried just tea tree oil and citronella and every other herb mixture I found on the internetz but all it did was make the damned bugs mad and bite me more, therefore I had to suck it up and use the chemical spray.
This includes spraying my hair with it, because blackflies burrow into your hair so that they can bite your scalp because they're big jerks.
So I have been washing my hair alot. Not with soap, but vigorous rinsing, out of sheer necessity . AND MAN is my head dry. and itchy. And bug spray really makes dreads feel yicky.Luckily baking soda rinses take everything out, THANK JEEBUS. But I continue to itch. And slightly flake, a little.
Tea tree oil+witch hazel only goes so far.
No questions, just wanted to bitch.
Also, I got a fishhook stuck in a dread today. that was cool.
ive had my conch pierced for a few months (like 6 or something, im terrible with time.) but its definitely not all the way healed yet.
anyway, i just sprayed a shit ton of slightly diluted lemon juice into my hair.
im going to take a wild guess and say a good amount of lemon got on my conch and theres a definite stinging sensation.
its not killing me, obviously, but its definitely annoying.
i know this may seem like a REALLY stupid question, but is there a good way to keep lemon juice off my ear while drenching my hair?
i cant exactly stick cotton balls on the back of my ear cause they wont stay.
and everyone loves pictures:
the teal glass in my ear in the culprit. my hair is getting so fluffy.
So I tacled it and would like to show you some pictures, I'm pretty excited :]