March 13th, 2010

dreads and life at sea

So I got this awesome job as an observer - a biologist on commercial fishing vessels in the north pacific. I am going to be at sea for 6 months, coming back in a few times for a few days here and there. I am super excited about the adventure that is ahead!! Training is in Anchorage and I will also be spending some time in Seattle.

I'm going to be collecting data about catch size, species composition, as well as taking biological samples, etc. Data goes to the government so they can set sustainable fishing limits. I am going to be cutting open fish stomachs and be around lots and lots of fish slime and ocean grime and diesel smell. I'm a little worried that my dreads will come back fishy and gross, so I've been trying to come up with ways to protect them. I'm looking for more ideas. I probably won't be able to do a deep clean for the entire 6 months, and I'm thinking I won't be able to wash them frequently either.

Also, does salt water have any benefit for already mature dreads?
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and kind of an aside because I know this topic comes up frequently - dreads and getting a job/interviews. I have only done phone interviews for this job and won't meet the guy that hired me until training next month. My dreads and appearance had absolutely no impact on my getting the job.
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New dreads!

I wish I had pictures, but hopefully will soon once I start unpacking my things and find my camera. I just want to say hello and thankyou to all the awesome people in this community and the wonderful info found in the memories, I am now a new owner of self backcombed dreads (no wax). Also wondering if there are any others in the Worcester, MA area?
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Hey all =)

So here's the deal...

I have a wedding to go to in may...and I've been meaning to extend my dreads, but I also have a wedding coming up in a year...my point is, I think they are gunna look like crap if I do it myself...or try to. I cannot seem to grasp how...

SO - if anyone in the NJ/NY/PA area knows how (and sorta rocks at it) and is willing to help me out...I will pay you! haha I dont have much monies...but I can feed you and give you a lil money...we can talk about it.

I can come to you or you can come to me. I live in waaay northern NJ.

So holla ;DD

Thanks

Nikki <3 <3 <3
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