September 29th, 2008


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Ok so I'm supposed to help someone with their first set of dreads later this week. However I had a bit of concern about her hair and wanted to ask the advice of the people of this community. About a week or so ago she took out a set of synthetic dreads that she'd had in for a couple months. Upon combing her hair out after the dreads came out, she realized that too much hair was coming out and no it wasn't broken, it had the little white bulb on the end(probably hair being pulled out at the roots from the weight of the dreads, or the braided attachment being too tight) I've seen her since then, and her hair is *noticably* and *significantly* thinner than before. Can someone's hair be too thin to put dreads in? Is there any harm in dreading up her hair?

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Fortune death


Ok so, further to my post the other day, I went ahead with my dreadies!

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Now I fret about them :p

I was hoping I wouldn't have to use rubber bands, but it seems to be the best thing to do with them at the moment.
I'm not sure, they look like little flies D=

Ok, so, My lovely lad came back home and helped me hold bits out of the way while I re-backcombed and removed the rubber bands...
How do they look?
Comments/criticisms/anything I should do to them now?
I'll make more of a vanity post when I don't have arm ache ;)


I woke up this morning and my dreads were wrapped around my neck D: im pretty certain its cuz im ill (i have the lurgy) so had a really restless fidgetty sleep.

im fairly certain the notion of my dreads choking me will haunt my dreams for a long long time :/

and cuz noone like a pictureless postand i have a fair few pictures for you lovelies :)


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Gathering of the Vibes

I thought I would post a few pics from a fest I went to this past summer *sigh* ... So much fun! My dreads are short and are hard to see in pictures, but I think you have an ok view of them in a couple of these pics :) Some of them are just for fun. This was in August when they were three months old.

I've never done a cut before so I hope I do this right!

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Flat dreads and serious matting

Hey guys!
I still have my six lonely dreads, and I'm happy to say that they are dreading beautifully!
I'm having a problem with the dreads and the loose hair at the back of my head. I have three rather large dreads in close proximity to each other right on the back of my head. Lately, I've noticed that my loose hair underneath the dreads is matting up and forming a massive beavertail. Every other week or so I have to attack this thing with a comb and patiently comb it out.
This thing is driving me insane.
I've tried everything-I've ripped it apart into little 'mini dreadlets' and palm-rolled them while they're wet, I've ripped it apart to the root while it's dry and made a dread out of it, I've even brushed it out and started to make a new dread-the damn thing will just start to matt up again and i'll discover it lurking underneath a patch of loose hair. Also adding to the problem is that I rarely ever comb or brush my loose hair-aside from my bangs.
I wouldn't mind if it wasn't FLAT. That's what's bothering me-it's determined to be a flat dread and not a nice cylindrical one.
What can I do about this? Is it impossible to avoid this since my hair is just super-curly?
Has anyone else had this problem, and what have you all done to correct it?
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Hey all! Hope all you dreadies are doing well!

So here is an update - we filmed my husbands groups first music video with their new label - and it was an amazing experience. I produced it ALL by myself!

Here are a few dreadie pics from the set and then the video itself!! Note: Husband is the voice of the group (guy with beard and tats..the groups name is Common Market) and our daughter makes a few cameos, first in the church, then in the end in the classic car!

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