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memory wire [11 Jan 2009|02:00am]

my friend decided to stick wire into my dread.
its kind of fun, you can make whacky shapes.
i took it out shortly ,i'm sure its damaging at some level.

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[11 Jan 2009|02:32am]
documenting the demise of my five and a half year old dreads, as of this past june. started lovingly by my bff and finished painstakingly by my then-boyfriend, now-husband, they had grown past their five year goal and become a burden to which i was far too attached. their roots remain, however, and i have no regrets!
witness the before and afterCollapse )
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extensions! [11 Jan 2009|03:23am]
i have been wanting to extend my dreads for some time, and now felt like the right time. i do not recommend this tutorial for people whose dreads are under 6-9 months old. you need to have a good base of knots to be able to attach extensions. i also highly recommend a "test dread" or two for any changes to your dreads, just to see how your hair takes to a new procedure.

human hair (can be purchased if you don't have some)
a sturdy flea comb
a steel crochet hook (1.15-1.5mm)
dye (if you like)

see my adventure under the cut!Collapse )
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question and (newbie intro post) [11 Jan 2009|05:43am]
i wanted to just say hi and i'm getting a little break from my job for the next 6 months (it's my sabbatical) and i've always wanted to try dreads but was never in a situation where they would have been appropriate attire (except for college), but i was a rebel then.

so, my question is that if you guys think that its worth it to get started for six months and also how long in your experience it takes for them to grow back out when i have to go back to work. i know i've been reading FAQ's out the wazoo, and i'm thinking of going ahead with it, but wanted to get opinion from the experts.

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[11 Jan 2009|11:41am]
meowkat came over yesterday and spent almost 6 hours on my head. She's so sweet, kind, soft spoken and AMAZING with maintenance!

These are my "before" pics that I posted the other day.

And here's pics that I took this morning and one of Katie and I. :)

5 moreCollapse )
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Dreads at a job [11 Jan 2009|06:21pm]
Hey everyone! I just wanted to say that it IS possible to have dreads at places of  business.

My partner works for a Fortune 500/multi-national outsourcing company. The dress is usually business casual bordering on corporate dress (depending where on the rung you are). She recently told me that they have no problem with dreads. I thought that was cool.

: )
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In a forest pitch dark, glows the tiniest spark. [11 Jan 2009|07:24pm]
Here are some pictures that i've found that i have been tagged in over the past two or three years...
if you complain once more, you'll meet an army of meCollapse )

hope this finds you well!
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