September 26th, 2008

Mr. Moustache

my head is covered in dreads

i have some dreads.  let me show you them ::


they are... they were started two weeks ago, and they're almost done.  just a wee bit in the back to do now ... the very lovely ladysunset  is creating them for me.  backcombing with a flea comb.
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Bad dream and scary consequences.

Last night I had a dream where I trimmed some of my locks. On the inside of the ones that I trimmed were eggs, packed all the way down the middle, eggs the size of those beans you get inside of a beanbag. I spent the rest of the dream walking around trying to get on with my day as normally as I could, but being constantly distracted by the fact that my hair was infested with eggs that may hatch at any moment with bugs that would crawl all over me.

Needless to say I'm feeling fairly upset by this dream and it's making me wonder about just cutting my locks off. I've been thinking about it a lot recently, and perhaps it's just the build up of comments from others about whether they are actually clean, and the recent headlice scare that had me in tears.

I don't know GUDU, words of support or advice? I plan to get myself some lush bath ballistics to soak my hair in before I wash them. Maybe that will make me feel better.
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I suppose this is the time where I get to be annoyed with my dreads. They're now eleven days old but they're driving me sort of batshit. The back of my head is going crazy. Dreads trying to grow into one another and having to rip them apart is my biggest issue. I can’t see the back of my head, or reach it well, so it’s been hard to palm roll them and make sure I’m not accidently combining dreads. Then comes the fun of my roots not being dreads really at all, just loose hair for about an inch to an inch and a half. . Thankfully, they don't itch anymore and they are knotting up nicely at the tips and in the middle of the dreads.

It’s true when they say patience is a virtue. I wish I had pictures to share but my phone is being an ass and not sending my photos to my E-mail. Hopefully soon I’ll be able to share photos.

Any advice on how to get past the irritation of your hair basically going haywire and kind-of-sort-of-not-looking-like-dreads stage?
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Should I or shouldn't I...

I've loved the look of dreads for a long time, probably a bit too long. I'm wondering if they are right for me though?

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I've been checking the memories like a mad woman, as you can see, my hair is pretty short. So I know I'd have crazy standy uppy dreads for a while. Is it ok to do things with them while they're still baby (eg, put them into little twists) or do they need to be left well alone? On another note, I've noticed that Ceri of Snarl Hair can do extended dreadlocks on hair my length, how much should I trust that? It looks like the perfect answer to my length problem.
On a more long term issue, I'm looking to get hitched in 2010, have any of you married lovelies got pictures of your dreads on your wedding day? Again, I've been reading back and rummaging through the memories but I'm not coming up with loads.
Any help, and all opinions are appreciated.
If anyone wants to see more pictures on me, or a more in depth post on my thoughts on dreads I've put more here... the dreaded question.
Thanks! <3
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It's amazing how something as simple (or as complex!) as dreadlocks can change a person inside. I'd been contemplating on completing my hair for sometime, having just started out with 7, which progressed to 16, then 18 and now a grand total of 30 dreadlocks with bangs. I started out by loving how they look on people, but I never liked how the tops of their heads were fuzzy. Then it suddenly hit me, after reading some more, it's not about how they look at all, but about how you feel inside which makes all the difference in the world. I was originally going to post a picture and say something along the lines of "Hey, do these look how baby dreads are meant to look?" but now I realise that it doesn't matter what they look like, or what anyone else thinks, it's about how I feel inside. And might I say that I feel so much more confident leaving the house without worrying how I look anymore. Without worrying that part of my hair wasn't straightened, that my eyeliner was smudged, that my hair had kinks in part of it or that my complexion wasn't perfect. Thanks to everyone in this community who I've been lurking around for some time now, I had the guts and determination to dread my whole head, and now I am so grateful that I did, I finally feel free... :-)

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15 Months!

Hi everyone. I've never formally introduced myself. My Name is Stephanie and I've had dreads for 15 months. :O 
Time flies. 
So 15 months and I'm finally very very happy with my dreads. It was a long long love/hate relationship...but all you new dreadlings can rest assured that dreads will almost over sort themselves out. 

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so today I needed to do something with my hair so I trimmed my loose hair in front. I had a little pile of hair and I was like, I cant just throw this out...

so I made myself a little baby dread and sewed it into my hair.

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I have ha fke dreads in for a long time, and I decided that I wanted to have my own!! Though Im not sure how I feel about them. I have thinner hair, and I think the back looks bare and lame!  I was just wondering how many others out there have done dreads that have thin hair??

My dreads (only a week old) :) Sorry bout the blurryness!