July 2nd, 2008

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I discovered that pulling back my dreads one-by-one and securing them with a hair band, then wrapping my loose hair over/around and securing with a big fabric scrunci doesn't do weird things to my hair. 
When I tried to pull it back regularly, the smaller dreads would just get smushed under the rest, and I would get all these kinky, bent locks that were matting together.

This way of pulling it back works so much nicer for me. I like having the big fat semi-bun too. I keep touching it.
My best mate says my hair looks like a blonde fireball. He's a little odd, though <3

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6 months and a big smile!

Its been a while since my last post but I've been really happy with my dreads... except for the really hot days, which I suppose are few and far between in England. I went skinny-dipping in the sea to celebrate it finally feeling like summer and the day my dreads turned six months old... and I took some pictures after! 

I think they're coming on quite well and the sea water really did the trick. I was flipping my roots (I know =bad!) but I stopped when I found out the damage it can cause. I just don't really know what to do instead as I've been sort of crocheting in loose bits and palm rolling and twisting the roots and rolling them round, and well all sorts, but its not doing much except at the base of my neck where there was no problem before. I've had a search through the memories but was wondering if anyone had any fresh opinions on the matter?

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new//about to dread

I seriously have been lurking in this community for like... a year and a half. I know, it's sad. ANYWHO, I'm getting ready to take the plunge once and for all. I am visiting my bro in nyc at the end of July and when I get back, I'm going to do it (my brother hates dreads and since he's paying for my ticket and giving me spending money, I'll respect and put it off for a while).

I dreaded my hair a year ago (no pictures) and my mom saw it and quite literally forced me to comb them out. They were pretty, but I suspect that's from the ungodly amount of wax I put in them. I'm still not sure if I'm going to use wax this time, and if I do, it will be very LITTLE. I felt so greasy. Ughhh.

Anyway, just thought I'd post a picture of myself and any tips/comments are welcome. Also, a few pictures of my former lover, Jon. Just because his dreads are awesome.

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