February 27th, 2009

fraggles

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Finally took the plunge! I talked with my parents about dreads and after about 20 minutes of my dad trying to 'rationalize' with me, my mom said "It is what it is and we'll just have to agree to disagree." Even if my parents aren't 100% supporting me, it feels amazing to know that they love me regardless of my lifestyle.



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It's been 7 days so far, and in the past week I've also gotten my lip repierced and chopped my bangs. I've never felt so liberated!

Pictures of my dreads as of a couple days ago

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How do I make them better?! They're over two years old. I've got lots of loose hairs, and even though I use one of those plastic sewing needle-type things that are meant for sewing dental floss through teeth underneath braces. I don't know how to fix them with a crochet hook. Rolling doesn't help. I'm not using products.

More importantly, the ends keep unraveling. I re-roll and back-comb them, but they still do it.

More importantly, I started out trying to keep my scalp "clean," so that the parts in between each lock were clear. That's how I want it to look. But after I stopped using scissors (which was a terrible idea and why I have so many loose strands,) it started getting all messed up at the scalp, which I don't like. I want to be able to touch the scalp with no hair on it and see the parts between each lock. That's how I try to wash it, between the dreads ....

Anyway ... opinions? Advice? Want to tell me just how damn cute I am? Please comment. <3