my dreads' 4-month anniversary of post-conceptional existence/my dreads' four month birthday
my recent life:
its been 4 months.
my 2 month update can be found at: http://community.livejournal.com/get_up_dread_up/4340783.html
and my 3 month update can be found at: http://community.livejournal.com/get_up_dread_up/4440015.html
notes on maintenance from the last month:
wash one or twice a week with knottyboy shampoo
crocheted once or twice
palm rolled once a week
clockwise root-rubbing 2 or 3 times
re-rip-and-twisting the ends of dreads sometimes when i feel like it.
the two questions:
should i be root-rubbing? (i hear it causes breakage but i dont do it often)
should i be re-doing my loose ends? (i dont even think i should, but its tempting sometimes).
now on to the pictures...
the original tallbike (more at http://community.livejournal.com/get_up_dread_up/4492331.html):
we found two more bike frames
andrew... the master of every craft, hard at work:
pretty close to being done:
the night it was finished we went for a ride:
on a different occasion, me and my ladyfriend decide to have lunch in the forest:
i will stab you with grass...
i made two applications of bleach in the last 5 days.
my original hair is black so after the first application it turned orange,
and after the second application it just turned a brighter orange..
so i'll probably do a third application sometime soon...
(im trying to achieve blonde).
you can see it in the comparison photos below.
the right side of my head is kicking ass.
the left side is major fuzzy and needs major maintenance.
thats pretty much all i've got for now.
i don't really do a whole lot of dread maintenance anymore because i fear that working on it will produce adverse affects.
and i also don't really take a whole lot of pictures anymore either because pictures of myself depress me (i'm still dealing with skin problems, its getting better but it still drives me to depression quite often. i only share pictures where the scarring shows up less, such as the ones above)
its all strange and beautiful
let there be nothing but gratitude in our hearts.