June 23rd, 2009

bleach

i wanna bleach muh dreads. i've decided. i think it would look SO rad. especially when my roots start to come in, i LOVE that look!

anyway, my hair IS still red though, and i had asked before about trying to get rid of my red with bleach and someone had said if it's not faded enough, it might turn copperish colored. SOOOOO my plan is to use some bleach on a test dread, probably one underneath so if it looks dumb it won't be such a big deal.

i just read through lish's how to bleach and dye guide, and i'm VERY excited, but also a little nervous. but i guess it's good i'm doing a test dread then haha.

anyone have any suggestions or tips at all? wish me luck! :D

I Finally Did It!

I've been lurking here for a long time, and have been obsessively wanting dreads for over 4 years.
I finally went for it on Sunday, the Summer Solstice, and I am so happy I did! The thing that finally made me go for it, was actually a comment from a 70-year-old woman. She came up to me and told me how much she loved my nose ring, and that she had always wanted to get one, but because of societal pressure she never did. It ended up being one of her regrets. That was why I hadn't started dreadlocks - societal pressure. I realized though, that it's my life, my happiness, and I don't want to be 70 wishing that I had done it.

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I'm hoping to post updates on how their coming along every 6 weeks, following the Wiccan Wheel of the Year. Next post will be the holiday of Lughnasad on August 1st. (Any other Wiccans/Pagans here?) I'm hoping that dread locks will bring me closer to my spirituality. I know some people believe dread locks are just hair, but for myself, I disagree. I choose to start my dreadlocks on my own, with out help, because I want them to be an expression of me, even if their crazy, and they don't look perfect, because that's who I am inside. I feel they will be a constant reminder to stick to my morals, and the way I live my life. I even decided to make a list of things I hope to accompish by this time next year, maybe I will include it in the next update (this one is too long!)
Thank you all for reading my rambles!!

Coming up on 3 months! woot!

so my babies are almost three months old and i feel as if they are coming along nicely. i was at work today, palm rolling and what not and i came upon a SEVEN-HEADED DREAD MONSTER! agh! :D my boy helped me rip them apart when i got home. but i suppose that means they're doing what they should be doing. i just need to maintenance more, though i am thinkin' i'm gonna let the all the loose hairs work in naturally. i am somewhat apprehensive about crocheting them in, even though in my opinion they are still too young to be thinking about that yet. so anyway....here they are in all their tangled glory. *sigh* i love 'em, what can i say?



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