February 6th, 2010

music / never was a fighter

half way there, livin on a prayer

hey my gudu folk, how's doin? i'm just one week away from my six month dreadversary, and still madly in love with them of course - but they've gone from past-my-shoulders dreads to being a dread bob, which had me wondering: why the massive shrinkage?

as always, i've read through the memories, and they have helped immensely explaining that shrinkage varies from person to person, and with different types of locking methods. mine were backcombed, and from one month old to six months old, they seem to have lost about 50% of their length. i wash them weekly, and sometimes palm roll but otherwise i leave them alone and let them do their thing. they've never been cut.

i doubt it's cause for concern, but i figure i'd put it out there with pics, in case anybody else has this kind of serious shrinkage and is wondering if it's normal.

so we have a before pic:



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Hey it'e me again! Just here to say that it has been two months of dreadies, and I couldn't be happier with them! They are coming along great, They only problem is I have super band dandruff, I bought some tea tree oil and that seems to help so much when my head itches really bad. I know its just not normal dandruff I totally have scalp psoriasis, and it suck. I keep debating on going to the doctors or not for it, I know they are just going to give me shampoo to wash with, but I don't want to buy it and find out I can't use it because of my dreads.
Other then that, I can not wait until they start changing even more then they already have!
Oh and I am so excited the first week in June I am going to Denver, Colorado to visit my aunt with my best friend. ah its going to be so awesome, I have never been out west!

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Have a beautiful day everyone!

here i go again

I know i'm posting an awful lot lately, more than i have since i started.
I have another question which i can't find the answer to in the memories. Has anyone here ever bleach bathed their hair to remove unwanted dye as opposed to just straight up bleaching it.
I ended up using a colour remover in my hair and it's now at a medium brown but i would like to try and get it lighter still. I know that this will be a drawn out process removing this colour and i thought that bleach bathing it once a week  may help remove even more of the colour.
i've done this process hundreds of times on myself before i had dreads and  on other people but i'm not sure how dreaded hair will take to it