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September 3rd, 2008
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Out of focus with the best lighting
Have a great day tomorrow everyone!
I'm just wondering if you give others advice or teach the people whose dreads you start how to maintain them?
I was having a chat with my local 'business competition' and they are all like " we NEVER EVER give out that kind of information, whats the point when it just leaves you with less business. Noone in this business would ever teach without atleast a charge"
I'm gob smacked, I really didnt know it was such a big deal; then again i have no intention of changing the way i do things, i will always try and give as much helpful information as possible as well as directing them to the GUDU memories.
So to the other dreadlockers; Are you reluctant to teach people to do maintenance? do you charge them? do people not get annoyed if you dont tell them how to care for there dreads?
Also do you ever do trade for trade? Recently I've recieved tattoo work, fancy meals, knitted clothes and a kite in lieu of payment, I find it so much more rewarding than money :D
and so its not pictureless:
^ me and my big sis at darlingtons gay pride.
In other news I just dyed my dread-noodles with manic panics atomic turqouise I recomend it 1000% pictures up soon.
And i got this comment which made me giggle:
Friday night I dyed my dreads. I've been a redhead for more than a year, and it was time for a change. I'll probably end up red again at some point, I always go back to it.
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I want to shave the majority of my head, except for the bangs/fringe which I want combed to one side so i won't have a part, directly behind that, or directly infront/in the midst of I want to keep my hair the current length and have two small braids to frame my face. Then I want a dreadhawk, and the rest shaved. I don't currently have dreads, so I would need to backcomb them. Would that work, or would having only a few dreads not knot up well?
I'm sorry I didn't phrase that well, I don't think I can find a picture like this at all. The best I could explain would be a chelsea hair cut with a dread hawk....and two small longish braids.
For the record my hair right now touches the top of my boobs.
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I like the way the sky looks in this pic!
We're still waiting for our wedding shots. Once we have them, I will definitely share.
FYI, gang, our baby (Xavier) is coming very soon, according to Avy's doctor.... like maybe even this weekend or early next week.
Also i asked in my last post but didn't get a response. Are any of you dreadys from the Central Coast of California? like in San Luis or Santa Barbara Countys?
Again, I've said it before, the ones in the back underneath are 4 months while the ones on top are 3 months.
I'll probably have another post early next week because I'm going to visit pukingduck for the weekend so there's a possibility that some fun dready pictures might be taken. =)
Hope everyone is having a wonderful Wednesday!
A) I used this recipe and did a hot oil thingy on my hair.I was starting to have pretty crunchy dreads, and though I did a protein treatment a few months ago(as per lish's hair dye page), they don't seem to have responded well to the bleaching I did a while back to get my hair this color(which it turned by accident). I will never bleach my dreads again. Ok, well, thats a lie. But I won't be doing it for a good good long time. BUT. Since doing the treatment tonight, all of a sudden my dreads don't make that "steel wool" sound when I scrunch them. This is a wonderful, wonderful thing. They're soft, and supple, and shiny, and perfect. I R a happy camper. And now my little baby loose hairs go in ringlets everywhere, and its quite adorable if I do say so myself.
B) I used a new soap; its a homemade green tea peppermint bar soap I got at this wicked aweseom Farmers Market in Calgary, AB. It smells like peppermint listerine. I love it. And man, did it ever tighten up my dreads; I know this because mid rinse THREE of my beads fell out of my hair and almost went down the drain. and these certain beads were on pretty snug; again, I R a happy camper.
C) I'm being plagued by little while dots. A little dandruff, too, but that's just due to the climate change i've recently gone through and I'll adjust eventually(I hope). But the white dots i'm talking about are the roots of hairs that have fallen out. I don't want to dye my hair again as that's been my monthly solution to the white dots for the past year, and it's just clued into me now that even if it's a semi permanent dye with no ammonia, it's still fucking bad for your hair. Anyways, I used some of This in my hair tonight courtesy of my friends shower, and well, it did exactly jack shit. I was thinking that since it was somewhat of a color depositing product that the white tips would just soak up the color, but it didn't. While my hair is tighter and shinier and softer then before because of A and B, C left me utterly dissapointed.
Next step is using some Henna to dye them. I just need to find some, first.
If I ever find the charger for my camera I shall do el picture post.
1) when i palmroll my hair i get a large blister on my hand. i'd rather avoid that.
2) my dreads are kinda being pulled down by gravity (i guess.) on top of my head they don't really flow, they've all chosen their spots and are determined to stay there. is there anyway i could get them so that when i shake my head around they settle where they fall?