Was just wondering if anyone had had this issue. I noticed since I did the dreads this time that they were drying super duper fast. They are short, but I had short ones before, and they just would take hours to dry even so. Well I think I solved the issue. I've been washing w/Trader Joe's Next to Godliness tea tree and lavender dish soap since I dreaded up this time, and used Dr Bronners in either teatree, peppermint or lavender before. Well today I decided to use Dr B's peppermint since I felt a bit itchy and thought it might be refreshing. Which it was, but here I am hours later and my hair is still wet. Has anyone ever noticed this before? I wonder what it would be in the Dr B's that would cause that... I know some people feel that it isn't truly residue free and it makes their locks feel sticky, maybe that has something to do with it?
My dreadies are a month old... it seems like it's been longer. Some of the roots are loose because I've been hiding them from my Grandma. I sort of keep them up and wear a bandanna. But she's that kind of person that notices everything you don't want them to. Other than some crazy loose hair at the top, they're locking up quite nicely.
School started back for me two weeks ago, and I've had a few warm fuzzies moments thanks to my hair. The first one, I was visiting a friend in the dorm, and I saw a girl shyly staring at me. She was wearing a wicked awesome wrap skirt, so I was memorized by that when she finally walked past me really quickly and shyly whispered "I really like you hair!" I responded with a big smile and said "THANKS! I love your outfit!!" She blushed and told me she was afraid to say something because a lot of people with dreads are jerks. I laughed and told her that she can talk to me whenever she wants, and most dreaddies arent that bad :).
The second, I saw a guy in the library with a REALLY amazing tattoo on his arm. After staring at it for a while (I have a habit of doing this it seems, god Im creepy!) I finally told him how much I liked his tattoo. We talked about it for a while and then I left for class. Well, it turns out he's in one of my classes. So, as I was walking out, I saw him and he looked at me and smiled and I said "HEY! Its cool tattoo guy!" and he was like "ITS AWESOME HAIR GIRL!" and we started to talk. We've bonded (yay), but I still have no idea what his name is, nor does he know mine....
That said, I've also had a few people pull the ::wrinkle nose:: "You dreaded your hair!??!" And one person after staring at me for a while finally went "OH MY GOD THATS YOUR REAL HAIR!", whice was amusing to say the least. I've only seen two other dreadheads on campus, and one of them is a guy with the most beautiful set of small dreads I've ever seen, but he always wears his hair pulled back in a really tight bun, and I think he uses wax, so I want to talk to him, but he's always running when I see him.
I have dreads again! They are only one week old but I'm antsy to post photos. I went up to see my buddy arthuradot (how do I make that hyperlinked text...ahh!) and he backcombed my hair. He and his roommates graciously gave up their living room for an entire day [thanks again!! :)] and let me camp out there. Before then, I had never had my hair backcombed before. It felt so crazy! He did a great job and if anyone is in the Orlando area and needs work on their dreads, he's your man. Lots of neato things have happened since I last had dreads. I now present to you my photo montage.
Hey GUDU, I haven't posted anything here in ages. My dreads turned 1 in August and I didn't even make a post! Well this post is no timeline thats for sure, but heres a few pictures I took today to share with you untill I get my camera back. Once i have my camera I can take some proper photos as well as share some photos from this past year! Hope you enjoy :) ( Collapse )