February 17th, 2010


Two months.

My babies have just turned two months!! Wooo!

I have been using baking soda once a week and it has made such a difference. At the beginning of my dread journey, my hair would get so oily it was terrible. The natural oils have calmed down and I can go for days without worrying. It's fantastical. 

I have been more or less just letting them do their own thing. I palmroll every now and then, but I am loving the natural neglect look.

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15 Months!

So I've managed to get a few pics post maintenance which was done end of December by the ever amazing Lish, although nothing too spectacular picture wise since I've moved by myself & hardly know anyone here. My days have been filled with sleep, school, and work with not much else going on. My guinea pig Abigail is enjoying the attention though. Alrighty, on to the pics!
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maintenance session: manda

hi all! i worked on tastelesssoda's dreads recently. both she and her girlfriend are pretty badass chicks. we had some great conversation as i cleaned up manda's locks! manda has soft and fine hair, and a lot of her backcombing had fallen out completely into straight hair. she had originally had them crocheted, and you can see in the photos how it affected the texture of her dreads. i separated the dreads which were moderately combining at the roots, cleaned up her loose hairs, and started some baby dreads from the loose hair, keeping its thinness in mind. our eventual goal is to extend manda's locks using a beautiful fat braid of hair from her girlfriend, so the ends were left loose. we're going to wait and see how the baby locks establish and reevaluate in a couple months.


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Oh god help.

So roughly a month and a half ago I decided to just stop brushing my hair. Some of the time I've worn it up in a pony tail because it looked terrible. Obviously this was a horrendous idea, because now all of my hair is just matted together and sticks straight out in the back, or to the sides in case I want that pig tail look haha.

Is there a way I can fix this without having to start all over again? I've combed out four sets of dreads over the years and I know how shitty of a task it can be. The other day I got so frustrated I attacked the back with scissors and cut a big patch of hair out. I don't want to do that again, but I'm just not sure what I can do with this mess I've got goin' on.

I looked in the memories but I'm not exactly sure what I should be looking for. If anyone can help me out, I'd be forever grateful!

The time has come...

I couldn't take it anymore... they were so hot, itchy and hotbeds for dandruff. I couldn't ever do anything with them, other than cover them up, and even then they always smelled so... off-putting... after any sort of physical work. Then there was the issue of all the grey coming in. It just looked silly.

There was only one solution, of course.

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hi! i took some texture shots the other day, & thought i'd show you kids what my dreads have done in the past 28 months. i love the strange range of colors they've grown naturally - & this is WITHOUT being bleached by the sun!

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