January 11th, 2009

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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!
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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)

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question and (newbie intro post)

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.

crayons, black sheep

Dreads at a job

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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