January 30th, 2011



Okay. So, my dreads are only two weeks old today (I made this post last week: http://community.livejournal.com/get_up_dread_up/6761903.html). I mentioned in that last post how I have a lot of spaces between some of my dreads, but I've also got a decently large number of dreads with really rectangular bases (which I can only assume will grow to become flat dreads and potentially create more spaces between dreads). Now, being that I've go too much time on my hands as well, I've been resectioning many of them... like, splitting really large long-based ones in half and re-backcombing those new smaller sections together to make more square bases and hopefully fill in some naked spots. Does that make sense?

Anyway, the reason I'm posting is that I'm not sure if I'm doing my dreads a disservice by doing this. I know I'm setting back the progress of the ones that are being combed out and redone (though I'm leaving most of them alone completely), I'm just afraid that when they mature I'll wish I repositioned some of them when they were easier to tear apart.

Do you find that your dreads reposition themselves as they mature? Do flat bases always equal flat dreads?

Do you ever wish you could redo your sectioning, or does it really just not matter all that much once they mature?

How many of you have done something similar? I'm hoping to find out if this is something common (even though I didn't come across it anywhere in the memories) or if I should stop it already and leave my head alone...

Any advice or opinions are appreciated. :)

It's my party and I'll cry if I want to.

It's my birthday today and I WOULD be at the beach right now, setting up for a bonfire, but the weather decided it didn't like that idea and it's been showering on and off all day so far. So I'm left hating my winter birthday, and trying to figure out something dry to do. I think I might just go hang out with a few friends at friend's place. It's simple, but with this weather there isn't much else to do.

Anyways, that's sort of beside the point. I've had my dreads for a year and half now and have yet to get maintenance done on them. They're pretty well formed and I get compliments all the time, but I've had my own issues with my loose hairs lately. I would like to treat myself and my dreads with some well needed lovin' and maintenance.

So my question is.. who lives in Southern California (I live in Bellflower. It's close to Long Beach.) and would be willing to help me out with my hair?

my amazing make-up done by an amazing girl for a photo shoot
This is what you'll be working with.

Thank you! Hope everyone's having a dreadfully fantastic 2011 so far.
Peace & love,
Irie Feather