December 26th, 2009

  • lishd

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oh hi, it's gorthok's & my anniversary! three years of ridiculousness, all started right here on this community.

& just like last year, i've compiled another montage of webcam shots of us. again, edited for public consumption; again, they're all pretty well worksafe. :)

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i'll have the day's writeup on my lj soon enough. happy anniversary to us. :D
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Dreads vs Locs

So I'm beginning to give serious thought to trading in my dreads for locs.

I've been admiring the thinner style of locs for some time, but the only thing really putting me off is the regular maintenance that goes into them....twisting, and re-twisting, and especially the practice of applying product to the hair to help it stick.

So I'm looking for a dialogue here...dreads? Locs? Pros and cons of both.

EDIT: thanks to lishd for bringing to my attention that there might be clarification needed.

Dreads-what most people think of when they think of dreads or locks, or locs....backcombed, or natural, product free, and usually simply kept clean.

Locs-in this instance, the style of thinner dreads or locs formed usually by two strand twist, twist and pin, and usually maitained by twisting the roots periodically and/or using product and heat to set the locs.

Now mind, I'm not saying these are THE definitions of either or both. If you guys have other ideas or opinions, give 'em...this is me looking for a dialogue.

Mature Dreads, Thin Roots (can't find answer in memories)

Hi all~

Long time member/lurker, haven't posted in a whiiiiiilee.. Anyways, next month my dreadies will be 7 years old.....say what? yah, 7 years old. I love them dearly, but I am feeling as though the hair at my roots/scalp could be a little thicker to hold the weight of my babies. My friend at the beauty shop next to my work suggested this product called Nioxin, and I am on Treatment 2 for thinning hair. I used it(once) so far. Has anyone heard of or used Nioxin? Any experiences with shampoos designed to make hair thicker or fuller? I have been wanting to thicken my hair for a couple years now as that was when I started noticing the thinning. I have tried different shampoos with no real results, the latest was Jon Frieda's "Root Awakening" and didn't see any results at all. I use rosemary oil and that does help and I loooooooove the intense tingle.

So, I know that there have been discussions in the memories on thinning hair but I dunno, I just haven't seen the answers that I need. I know that some of my perceived thinness is due to the fact that I have wide sections but I still want thicker, fuller roots.

And how many of you use conditioner on a regular basis? In the past 7 years I have maybe used conditioner 3 times?? Perhaps using conditioner might strengthen my hair? I have just been doing the basic old wash and simple maintenance over the years but now it's time to get serious and make sure my hair is thick and healthy! Any info, advice, suggestions?

much love and blessings
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