October 26th, 2009

spam me!!!

Looking for info on buying dread accessories, namely headbands/tams/hats, as the hubby has given me his blessing to pick some things up since it's turning cold and all. Only criteria is that it's well made and won't fall apart on the first wearing, and not too pricey! Anyone that makes beads is welcome to share their info as well, my dreads are a bit young for them at this point but nothing wrong with planning ahead :) I see lots of great stuff on Etsy but I'd rather support GUDU members if possible. So send me your Etsy info or other information and show me what you got!

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dreadscan... and something on combining dreadlocks...

ever since i stopped brushing my hair five years ago, i've been separating it into really small dreadlocks Collapse ), and then as they formed i've been slowly combining them together Collapse )
first i tied them together to let the roots form as one, but the dreads themselves did not stay together. so i interweaved them using a tapestry needle Collapse )
i don't have a super good picture but you can see the tips i've done at the same time, and some of the texture in the dreads i've combined....

i was reading the memories about combining dreadlocks, and i've seen the method i use (interweaving them like in the drawings in this post) and people mention that the dreads will never completely fusion... well here is a picture of my hair a couple of months later Collapse )it is still apparent... especially on the right side of the picture you can see them... but most of it is just blended in.
and this is a year and a half later... Collapse ) nothing shows, apart from this little tip... but look at the fat ones, they're completely integrated :)

since then i've been doing some more fusionning on my 4 to 5 year old dreadlocks, and most of it is already blended in... as you can see in my Collapse )... most of the dreadlocks you see in there are a combination of at least two or three dreadlocks from when they were originally made... i don't know if this works only for the thinner dreadlocks, but i plan on doing some more fusionning in the near future until they reach a size that i am satisfied with, so i'll keep you guys updated. :)

(i hope those lj-cuts work properly)

Self maintenance - how do you do it?

And by that I don't mean which method do you use but where, when... etc? Do you stand in front of the bathroom mirror? Sit a mirror on your lap on the couch? Do you even use a mirror? Do it while watching movies? How do you deal with the back of your head? I don't seem to have the patience to do more than one dread at a given time and I'm wondering if it's because I haven't found the ultimate situation in which to truly dive into my tangled mess. I'd love to hear your secrets!

so i've had a major kick to the balls today.

in short: i may lose my job.

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ps. i can't put down the te of piglet.

Edit: Thanks to everyone for their thoughts and support. It seriously helped me through a stressful morning. Our owner is sending her acquaintences as mystery shoppers to keep tabs on us. She replied to the email I was to send her. It included pictures of me with various colors of hair, exposing my piercings, explaining the tattoos (with links to the comic book i got them from), and pictures of my hair. I didn't get a straightforward answer at first. I asked her to tell me the severity of the situation, to tell me exactly what was going on, and that I can wear a septum retainer I have, but that's the only thing I will do about my appearance. Believe me, I kept it civil, and I never pointed any fingers and stressed that I was writing from my perspective. She didn't seem too impressed, but we've agreed on the septum retainer.
The older lady I work with is kind of a gossip, and mentioned the situation to a few customers. So it looks like I have a number of people behind me who are willing to write emails to the owner if my job security be threatened.
I live in Canada, btw. Dress code is pretty rigid, and can be enforced even after initial employment. In this situation it would be wrongful termination if it was based on the piercings I was hired with. Then again, that would be up to someone at the labor board, if they agreed I was wrongfully terminated. So basically it's all up to how sticky my owner wants to be, whether there actually are customer complaints (the manager said no one has asked how to conttact her), and if someone at the labor board will sympathize.
But this is a pretty drama ridden shop. Things like this happen in an instant and blow over. So I'm not going to give them a reason to be upset with me.
Thanks to everyone again (there are so many to respond to). <3