Soooo HI! I'm alison. I live in Portland, Oregon, by way of middle Tennessee, by way of upstate New York. Here's a moderately photo-heavy intro post to show you what's been going on up there on my head over the past several years or so.
This was my first set, pretty early on. It was started by a lady who was really good at braiding but didn't really understand dreadlocks. She used the DreadHead HQ starter kit, need I say more? I learned a lot really quickly in the first few months (that I probably should have learned beforehand).
I eventually stopped destroying my hair and started deep-conditioning. My dreadlocks were about two years old at this point, and the conditioning was very helpful. The knots did not come out, and the dreads stopped breaking.
Did you know I take pictures with film? I loooooove film and my cameras! I would die without them.
And decided to open an etsy shop!
I also engage in yarn graffiti, and I call it Yarn Knot Bombs.
This is the back of my head, semi-recently. I've added some of my old dreads to my head, and also felted some with wool. There is a lot of loose hairs that need to find a dread-home back there though. Perhaps, lish, you are available sometime in June? I'd like to get it cleaned up back there and you are so close! Let me know, I'll shoot you an email to iron out the details.
I love new friends! I'm not really active on here but will add you back if you want. Or find me on facebook. <3!