Like this page? Then share it!

Forum Activity for @Erica Marie

Erica Marie
@Erica Marie
01/09/13 09:58:53AM
3 posts

Dread ignorance


Life Issues Facing Dreads

My father just broke down the other night and told me I look like a homeless person. Fr the most part my parents and my in laws are TRYING to be supportive (by supportive I mean trying to ignore my hair and cracking minimal jokes.) my worst critics are usually people who wouldn't get it anyway- some friends mothers etc...) I just told them it's a commitment, a public one. And the journey is messy, but like most important things in life- it's worth it in the end. I've got a few years on you so my situation is slightly different but I try to say something or make a comparison that draws the attention away. Ex: 1- i just had two babies, those first ultrasounds were more alienesque than cute and cuddly, but 9 months in the oven and they came out pretty awesome!! 2- I've donated my hair three times so far, if I wind up hating em- I know for damn sure I can rock a short haircut ;) Stay true to you. Realize you probably look a little funny it's natural for people to say stupid things- ask anyone who has any type of visible or audible disability. Enjoy your journey, maybe journal your experiences and keep on truckin!
Erica Marie
@Erica Marie
01/08/13 01:23:02PM
3 posts

New kid on the block


Introduce Yourself

Wow! I didn't realize palm rolling was a bad thing! The thing is I'd rather they be "tidy" eventually, I'm not going for the "neglect" look, if I don't palm roll what SHOULD I be doing to make sure they don't take on a mind of their own? Personal preference I'm just going for a more maintained look I guess. I don't expect it to happen overnight obviously- any suggestions on upkeep?
Erica Marie
@Erica Marie
01/08/13 10:53:59AM
3 posts

New kid on the block


Introduce Yourself

Hey all- just introducing myself. I've been perusing this sight for couple of months, finally got a chance to join up! Started my dreads about 3 months ago using T n R and back combing. Not sure if I regret the T n R yet. I feel like its given me a TON of loops, but I definitely think its the reason they haven't loosened up as much as I thought they would. I have super straight, silky hair so I wasn't sure how well they were gonna hold up but so far so good. Going to try and attach some pics but I may not be that talented so no promises. My biggest fear was that I was going to scare the crap out of my kids, but my son (2) is loving them. He jumps on my back grabs ahold and starts yelling ""giddy up horsey!" And my daughter (1) just cracks up when I shake my head at her, so all's well on that front. I've been using Dr Bronners peppermint but I think it smells like hand soap. I just got the almond scent and I thinking going to like it much better. I do a lot of palm rolling. I definitely have a ton of loose hairs but its pretty early on. They're shrinking up a bit, which is good- but my hair had some layers and angles in it before I started so theyre becoming quite uneven and I have some shorties that tend to stick out like medusa right near the front. I know it's considered cheating but I'm thinking of throwing a few extensions in to even some of them out. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with this? In a perfect world patience would be the answer but I've been a stay at home mom for two years and I need to start working again this summer. I feel like it will open more doors if I even them up so I look more "put together" at least for interviews and what not. Also bleaching them soon if anyone has any tips or tricks on that subject! Thanks!!
updated by @Erica Marie: 01/13/15 09:43:23PM