September 4th, 2009

basil fawlty

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Reason #10982740984 to not leave elastic bands in your dreadlocks over an extended period of time:

They melt.

Yes, you heard me correctly. Melt. Into weird goo. Weird, multi-coloured, clay-like goo. Which then embeds itself into the dreads and makes for five very unhappy hours of desperately trying to pick it out.

Not my dreads. I would never do this. My sister put these silly elastics into my mom's dreads and now it's just a big ol' mess. I did a hardcore deep cleaning on them the other night and it's gotten some of it out but for the most part, the goo is still there.

I'm wondering if more deep cleans will have an effect or if it's going to be like the wax thing where you have to wait and just cut that mess out?

It's late and my mom is asleep but I'll try to get some pictures up of what I'm talking about before she leaves.

EDIT: I just found "rubber bands" in the memories and lishd suggested dishsoap? I'll make her try that tomorrow and hopefully it works. I'm still going to get some pictures so hopefully something good comes out of this mess -- I can convince people with new dreads to NOT LEAVE ELASTIC BANDS IN THEIR HEAD FOR MONTHS AT A TIME. Please don't ever do this! It's a huge pain! Especially for the person who does your hair!

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hi im kady :) and im a junior in highschool
im new here basically because i just started backcombing last night
but i think im only going to do the bottom layer of my hair because mines kind of short!
nonetheless i think i like them

any advice?
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Dreads 2010

Whoa growth spurt

I just took pics of the back of my head and can't believe how quickly my dreads have grown in the last few months!

This is my second set of dreads... I knew from my first set that I would hit a growth spurt around the 1-year mark, but it wasn't anything like this last time. Probably because I'd used wax regularly, but that's a rant for another day. ;-) This second set is 100% wax-free and they've matured so much better than that waxed first set.

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