Kay (kaypow) wrote in get_up_dread_up,
Kay
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Hi, my name is Kay and I have a hair dilemna.

I want my dreadlocks back. I originally got dreadlocks two years ago and they lasted just over a year. My last post here was in the comments to a pregnancy and dreadlocks post where we were talking about hairloss during pregnancy and dreadlocks. I got my first dreadlocks just before I got pregnant, and I don't think pregnancy treated them very kindly thanks to lots of sleeping and morning sickness. [http://community.livejournal.com/get_up_dread_up/2909502.html]

Shortly after my "determined to salvedge them" comment pregnancy hormones, coupled with hair loss after pregnancy, sadly made me give them up. It was crazy, after my baby was born I felt an overwhelming desire for change. After buckets of conditioner and feverish attacking with a comb for all the hours in a week I managed to brush my dreads out.

I miss them.

The problem now is I can't persuade my husband to redo them for me. He won't budge.

I'm still nursing, and have heard rumours that I have another round of hair loss coming up when I wean my little boy,

I do want a sibling for my child, and so am concerned that I'll just repeat the dreadlock freak out a second time around.

My queries are thus:

1) Does anyone have any experience getting through pregnancy and/or weaning with dreadlocks? (I know this is repeating the first post I originally responded to, but as my own answer would have now changed I also wonder if anyone else has any further input since the question was first asked?)

2) Does anyone have any contacts with locticians in Atlanta who don't cost the earth and have experience with fine caucasian hair that they would recommend? Preferably locking without wax, I think that was a mistake last time too.

3) I found a guy called Bornu in Stone Mountain online - don't suppose anyone has had any dealings with him have they? I know, I can just call him and ask, but hairdressers make me nervous at the best of times so places that are appointment only really get me stupidly freaked. Also, for some reason I am also stupidly nervous about approaching loctitions in Atlanta because I'm not African-American (I'm British), so any recommendation would be much appreciated.

4) Same question as #3 but instead relating to Tampa as it looks like I may be relocating there in September.

Thank you so much for listening, and for any input you may have. I loved my locks, I wish I'd held firm, damn hormones. *sniff*
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