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Hello :] [09 Jan 2009|01:33am]
[ mood | sleepy ]

Hello Everyone! I have been taking pictures lately cause I just got out of a relationship, went vegan, and feeling great! Thought I'd share


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edit: dreads are 4 months :]

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Notes [09 Jan 2009|10:53am]

I was having coffee this morning with a friend. We were sitting outside the cafe, at a table on the sidewalk. A white VW hatchback pulled up to the curb and two women got out, one of whom had long, wild dreads. "Nice dreads", I said from my chair. She smiled, said thanks, and they walked down the street. About fifteen minutes later they came back to their car, but the same one walked up to me and handed me a bead. "This is for your locks." "Thank you!" She got in the passenger side and we waved to each other as they drove off down 30th St.

I don't like buying spiritual things for myself; it feels wrong. Gifts, though, feel right. This will be my first addition.

Throw sparks, kids. You never know what you'll touch off.

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pictures of my dreadies. [09 Jan 2009|02:06pm]
some are 2 years.some are 8 months, some are 4 months, some are a few weeks.
enjoy oh and im trying LJ cut for the first time i hope it works.
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the new dredz [09 Jan 2009|02:44pm]

Well its been about a week since i began my dreads so i thought i'd share some picttures with the GUDU community

What do you all think
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Ready for a wash? [09 Jan 2009|03:40pm]
1 week old: Front


My baby locks are 1 week old today. I spent the last two days going over each lock with a flea comb, tightening each one root-to-tip to eliminate weak, soft, or undreaded spots. I keep the comb at my desk, where I absentmindedly backcomb loose tips while I surf the web or play WoW.

I know a time will come when I have to stop fiddling with them and just let them go. I'm wondering if I should try to crochet all the loose hair in first, or let it dread up and lock in as they mature.

It's been a week and they're only a little itchy and not smelly or icky yet at all. Do you guys think they can handle their first wash?

If so, should I dunk my head in a bucket of soapy water? Pour cups of soapy water over my head? Or should I try standing under the shower and just being very careful? I see posts all the time about deep cleaning, but I rarely see any about simple washing. Pointers are greatly appreciated!

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fashion dreadies [09 Jan 2009|03:45pm]
Hi! it's me again! with some new pics for you. now you can see that it's possible to be a dready model!^^))






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9 months [09 Jan 2009|04:38pm]
[ mood | surprised ]

9 months.
The gestation period for a human child.
And apparently, also for Cavale-dreads.

I don't know what it is, but all of a sudden I feel like I actually have dreadlocks.
Up to this point, I sort of felt like I was just trying them out.

I spend most of my life waiting, wanting, and planning.
Instead of doing, being, and having.
And then all of a sudden *pop* something changes and I'm sort of like... woah.

Well, my dreads just popped.

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4 years! [09 Jan 2009|04:44pm]
Thought I would do a mini- 4 year update. I can't believe I've had them this long, but I am definately looking forward to the next 4 years! Hope everyone's new year is treating them well! :)


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roadtrip [09 Jan 2009|05:00pm]
My boyfriend and I just returned from a 3000 mile road trip of almost the whole east side of the US. I took almost 700 photo... oops, haha. So I shifted through and picked out a few good ones of my dreadies. They're 2 years and 2 months old now.

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[09 Jan 2009|05:50pm]
I had planned to go out to the west coast this spring to hang out with the fabulous sciontific and get some maintenance done by lishd. With layoffs happening at the hubby's job (fortunately, he was able to keep his position) and then having them screw all the guys out of their end-of-year bonus, I realized that trip wasn't going to happen.

I desperately need some maintenance on my babies. They're over 2 years old and never really had proper maintenance. My sister helped me out a bit with them when we separated and combined over a year ago, but that was it.

Along comes a post a little while back looking for fellow dreadies in Vermont. I found meowkat and she only lives about 30 min. away! She no longer has her dreads, but had a killer set for over 4 years! She's such a sweetheart and is going to drive down to my place tomorrow to give my babies some love, share a meal with us and I'm going to help her get started on her wedding album. I can't wait to meet her!

So, for fun and also for "before" pics, I took some pics this afternoon. I had been doing a pretty good job of keeping them separated, but this past August and September, I ended up with 8 weeks of staph infection, med allergies, 6 weeks of scarring hives and other fun bacterial and fungal infections that caused me to just lay around in pain all day and my roots webbed together in the back. They need some serious love.




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I'll make sure to post "after" pics when meowkat finishes. :)
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maintenance session: ashley [09 Jan 2009|07:21pm]
hi, guys. i did maintenance on ashley's 7-month old dreads today. if you recall, i started these babies back in may. they have done a ridiculous amount of shrinking in that time.

they came in today looking like this:



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happy friday, gudu [09 Jan 2009|07:48pm]

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time for a change [09 Jan 2009|07:53pm]
[ mood | sleepy ]

Last time i posted i was thinking of cutting my locks and ...i did. I had my dreads for 2yrs and 12 mo. They were a huge part of my life and i loved them a lot but it was just time for a change! I am really happy with my decision. I have received a lot of different reactions a lot of people are happy I did it which i pisses me off and i get a lil defensive but oh well. any who I know for a fact that I will have locks again in the near future ( this time i want some fatties) :D oh it only took me three days too which i thought was kinda crazy and i didn't really use much conditioner either it all worked out though.
love and light to all you dreadies!
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