March 24th, 2009

maintenance session: daryl

hi guys!

daryl came to see me last week to have me work on his 10-month-old dreads. he was in dallas from louisiana to pick up his brother at the airport, and stopped on by to have his dreads maintained. we were working with a limited amount of time, and his main concern was that he wanted his tips rounded. his dreads had been regularly waxed for their first few months, and it was apparent to me by the patches of completely undreaded hair throughout the length of the dreads. also, note the skinny dreads with a large base section of hair at the scalp - that is the result of waxing. he stopped waxing after a few months, but it definitely delayed the maturation of his locks. so, stay away from wax, kids!

onto the photos!

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ready for festival season.

so so so ready.

here is what my season is looking like thus far.

bela fleck this thurs at the colonial in pittsfield, ma
ani difranco on the 21st (same place!)
strangecreek campout in greenfield
NIN in mansfield June 3rd
gathering of the vibes!
phish (if i'm so so lucky.) at SPAC on aug 16

anyone heading to any of these?

and so it is not phenomenally excited dying for summer text only...

i took pictures of myself with my phone while busy dancing around my apartment alone the other day.
i took a picture of the back of my head and hadnt realized that i have like 5 or 6 dreads that are pretty significantly longer than the others!
and i have a desperate amount of loose hairsss!

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and i am a huuuuuuuuge nerd.

Just a quick dread question

Why does everyone and their uneducated brother think dreads are gross and dirty?
I mean, if you use wax, granted that is gross.

But so many people seem to be under the impression that dreads = not washing your hair ever.

What started people on thinking that?
That really bugs me.
I just don't get how that makes any sense.