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new, [25 Aug 2008|02:18pm]
I've been considering dreading for about 3 years now as my ex boyfriend had them and I've been fascinated ever since. it took a long time for my hair to grow out, now it's at a decent length and I know could add on to them if need be. the only thing is I'm going to school for nursing and I do want to be taken seriously, I know that work ethic is what matters and should come first, but that's not always the case. I've wanted them for years and years I love them so much, just not sure if they'd fit my face, or what have you. my hair is very thick and curly though, and i guess combing out could be an option if they don't look as I think they will, I wouldn't dare chop it all off. the more I looked through this community the more my urge became persistant to just stop 'thinking' about it and actually have them done. I was wondering what accurate price ranges for my hair to be dreaded and have some hair added on to have them belly-button length would be, I don't want to go over priced and I certainly don't want anything too cheap (firm believer in: you get what you pay for). Or if anyone is in the area and knows a good lot, I'd like to consult with them? I'm in the LA area, about 30 minutes from Hollywood and Downtown but would be willing to travel. Thanks.

and here is my hairCollapse )
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Hi Lish :) [25 Aug 2008|04:47pm]
...and anyone else who would remember me.



I promised Lish I wouldn't be a stranger when I cut off my dreads last January. I haven't been back to the community in months, but I love all the new faces I'm seeing.

I'm still without dreads. I had them for a little over 9 years, and I'm still adjusting to and LOVING the fact that I can comb my hair. I'm still keeping it natural, something I will do for the rest of my life. Dreads helped me love my hair as is, and I will be forever grateful for that journey.


-went back to school full-time. I'm a 31 year old college undergraduate, double major (English, Women's Studies) with a minor in Philosophy
-got a big tattoo on my arm (half sleeve) to celebrate my return to school, and subsequent refusal to ever work in an office EVER AGAIN
-celebrated 3 years with my boyfriend, whom I've lived with for one year
-recently published in a humorous book featuring embarrassing entries from old journals (CRINGE - www.cringebook.com)
-lost some weight, more to go but on the right track
-treated myself to a new camera (Nikon D40)

All in all, I'm having a fantastic time.

How are you guys doing?
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I went ahead and bleached my hair... [25 Aug 2008|04:55pm]
[ mood | pretty pretty princess ]

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3 months, 2 days [25 Aug 2008|05:38pm]
i dyed it blonder, not as light as i wanted though...

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[25 Aug 2008|05:46pm]

My boyfriend and I on BOOM festival
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the many styles of gorthok [25 Aug 2008|06:54pm]
i had some time, so i cropped together a bunch of the styles joe's put his dreads into in the past couple years. click it for a larger version.

it'll be in the memories if you need it.
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A little update for you guys. [25 Aug 2008|07:50pm]
[ mood | content ]

So life has been going crazy lately, and so have my dreads. haha.

Last time I posted here, I believe my dreads were at three months-ish.

Here's my six month babiesCollapse )

They're about to reach their 7-month birthday soon, but my camara is broken, so we will see when the next time I post is!

I miss posting here and keeping up with the posts, but you know how life can be sometimes!
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posting through email on a cellphone. let's see if this works. [25 Aug 2008|10:26pm]
2 months.


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Dreadlocks and femininity. [25 Aug 2008|10:34pm]
"and who the fuck is anyone to say what's feminine?"

So I've had my dreads for near two months I think? They're all fuzzy and need maintenance but I know I don't need to hurry.

For a while, I was having trouble feeling "pretty" with them. I'm not one to be the definition of feminine, but I felt that my face/hair looked somewhat manly. Have any of you felt this way with dreadlocks and had inner conflict with it? I just played up some things like wearing hoops and actually wearing eyeliner again. I cut my bangs all nice today and bought some new tights.

A boy who worked at this video game store called me gorgeous today so I felt quite awesome. I felt like I looked really great today even though I got rained on.

It doesn't help that I work in a really girly clothing store and everyone else who works there is a very done up punk or rockabilly girl.

I feel kind of pathetic that I felt this way in the first place, but I know I musn't be the only one? When I tamed down my hair with dreads (my hair used to be crazy) it just tamed down my whole appearance.

I'm rambling. thoughts?
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