May 17th, 2011

Mrs. Slocombe


Anyone here speak languages other than English? Am very curious to hear the words with which tangled hair is referred to around the world, as well as the kind of connotations those words might have.


Dreadlock protip #41037:

When you're at work and a dog comes in with a face full of porcupine quills and you knock him out and remove the quills and stick one of them in one of your dreads to take home for special fun times later, remove the quill from your dread before you go to sleep that night. Okay!

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I've scoured the depths of the memories and I haven't really found anything to help my situation.
The past couple weeks, I noticed that my dreads were getting a bit loose around the middle. The tips are most of the roots are just fine, but I can literally put my finger through the middle of most of them as if they were brushable hair.

I wondered why they were getting so loose,then it dawned on me. SHOWER!
I know you're not really supposed to wash baby dreads in the shower because the pressure from the water is too much...and I had to learn that the hard way.
I'm almost tempted to re-backcomb what's loose, but I know I shouldn't do that because that would pull knots away from the well knotted areas at the tips.

Is there anything else that I can do to re-tighten them? Or am I doomed to loose, brushable hair in the between my roots and tips?