October 9th, 2008

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today, i got my first compliment about my dreads, from someone else with dreads. i dont know why but it made me really happy, especially since this kid had some killlller hair. it was like, so, i AM doing something right here! i just felt like sharing my little moment with you all :)

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does anyone else miss shiny hair?

Hi all! These bristly logs are ten months old now.  I just went through an irritable patch and wanted to comb them out, so glad I didn't.
Below you will see a dreadturd lurking underneath, hairline spit curls, my old shiny giant hair, dreads unable to save my daughter from school-fear, and a birthday cake decorated by my 3 yr old dreamboat, and my giant dreamboat.
Love seeing everyone's beautiful heads! Peace and joy...

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hippie chick


i has them.

how exciting!

i had a dream last night that i combed out the right side of my head. i got halfway done and started bawling.

i'm going to try vinegar and tea tree oil and then probably bleach my hair. just to be sure.


30 dreads? fat or skinny?

So I went ahead and started dreads on the girl with the thinned out hair (its been a couple of weeks so we figured her roots should have recovered from the extensions) Her hair was also short so that made the process a bit more problematic. We made sections of approximately 1 1/2 inches, and ended up with just about 30 dreads on her head. Is that too few for good coverage? she's a little worried about that, but when we made the sections smaller the amount of hair in each section was very small and i think the resulting dreads would have been pretty skinny. as is right now they are about half an inch counting the poofiness of fresh backcombing. The thing I'm worried about is that as her hair grows back and we pull it into the dreads, that she will end up with uber huge bases/new growth with tiny tips (from where the hair was thinner) does anyone have any comments or advice about this? and will she have coverage problems with that few dreads?
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