October 9th, 2010

LF maitenance in the Toronto area :]

I've had a rough few months and I am in need of a pick-me-up. I keep trying to do maitenance on myself, but I get incredibly sore arms after 1 or 2 dreads and it's really frustrating.
I'd prefer doing some sortof trade as payment, I can cook, sew, give facial/manicures/pedicures etc. However I will pay if nobody is willing to do a 'work trade' ... Keep in mind I am a working student and broke as hell. It's not that I'm cheap, It's that i'd like my dreads tidied AND be able to eat in the same week. lol.
I am also trying to put in some extensions. If you are willing to help out with that, then sweet. If not, that's cool too. I can manage those on my own pretty well.
Sorry, no pictures today! =[
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The more I look at pictures of dreadlocks and see that the owner has cut them off or combed them out, the more I realize that this is a permanent decision for me. I see these gorgeous locks and see the 'after' pictures and every time there's a tug in my heart and I think 'how could you get rid of something so beautiful and integral to *you*?'

Obviously cutting or combing is the right decision for some people, and obviously I have no way of knowing how I'll feel tomorrow, much less in two, five, even ten years.

However, the way I feel right now about my dreads is unconditional love and anticipation to see what they look like when they're gloriously long and I can swing them around and have that weight of a ponytail on the back of my head.

I am so glad I decided to do this, and I am so glad I found GUDU as I was researching. By my own blood sweat and tears (and flea comb and crochet hook) were these locks formed, and after three months I'm even more attached to them than I was after I finished creating them (if that's even possible). I feel like a part of me has been allowed to bloom that I've been keeping out of the sun for so long.

And now I'm getting all misty and dramatic.

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