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LF maitenance in the Toronto area :] [09 Oct 2010|03:48pm]
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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[09 Oct 2010|06:42pm]
[ mood | contemplative ]

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.

Here, have some pictures to distract you all from my gushy post.Collapse )

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