fruchtzwerg (beebox) wrote in get_up_dread_up,
fruchtzwerg
beebox
get_up_dread_up

Hey guys, I haven't posted here in a while. You probably don't remember me. Lately I absolutely hate my dreads. For one thing, I've been washing them pretty frequently, which I never used to do because I was a lazy dirty liberal arts college student and didn't have to be clean or "presentable." But they are SO DRY now and while they don't smell like smoke or dirty hair anymore, they're just not as attractive. They've shrunk a lot and the ends aren't round anymore and I don't like the texture at all. It's a bad hair day every day and you know what that does for body image.

Also, I'm going through a pretty big transition in my life, just got out of a 1yr9months relationship and moved back home to DC, where people are generally less accepting of looking different than my little hippie college or in Portland, where I was living earlier this summer. I feel like I stand out a lot more and not in a good way. I also feel like in order to accomplish my career goals, especially in this town, they're incredibly detrimental. Not to mention worrying about whether anyone new I meet will be attracted to me... I haven't had a low like this regarding my dreads in a long time (I've had them for 3 years now) and this time I don't know what to do about it.

I'd appreciate advice, and maybe pictures of post-dreads haircuts?

I only have a camera phone, but you get the idea (sort of):



My hair doesn't usually stick out like that on one side, it just did that for some reason while I was taking the picture :D



Thanks guys.
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