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Beckysan
@Beckysan
08/01/13 11:43:11AM
17 posts

Natural birth control...


Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures

You made me giggle :)

I took it as a 'big sisterly joshing' but then again, I know this is a sensitive subject for some folks

. Personally I know nothing about natural bc other than nfp or natural cycles and I was interested to see if there were some links on some herbs or teas that help. I think women have always known about natural bc, but we lost that knowledge somewhere along the way and it's high time we found it again. I love to hear about how people are looking to alternative forms and what they are finding, and more importantly, do they work and are they sustainable?

the Barrellady said:

Okay, I thought it was funny...guess I have a weird sense of humor tonight, sorry...here is a posting from January of this year with a couple of pages on the same subject to help you. There is even a link for herbs to help combat the cramps.....peace

http://www.dreadlockssite.com/forum/topics/opinions-on-birth-contro...

Beckysan
@Beckysan
06/12/13 07:30:46PM
17 posts

Things that make your day


General Talk

So it's been a tad damp here in lovely MN over the last...90 days. I think I remember what the sun looks like and am pretty sure we will see it again....if not, maybe Minnesotans will start morphing into various aquatic amphibians :)

Anyhow to combat the doll drums, I have been going out of my way to listen to music while at work. I love all sorts of music/genres/artists etc. So when I started 'discovering' some material that was unknown to me, I was completely tickled. Now mind you, some of this stuff has been out there a while (Black Keys first three albums, Black Crowes Brothers of a Feather) but for me...completely unheard of (been a BC fan for a long while) because I get so caught up in what I have to do next sometimes. I forget to slow down and just listen, or I have my standard go-to's that I just end up taking for granted.

So I have a few of my co workers who are music appreciators too, and we started trading back and forth new finds of the day. We have been doing this for a week and I can't explain the elation and joy at not only finding something that was new to me, but to be able to share it and have other people love it too. Even more, to inspire them to do the same and share with me! To be happy despite surroundings, things going on, the insanity of life outside joy...it's those moments that make me appreciate living and am able to even see the beauty of the purple clouds rolling in again. I am appreciating the contrast to the green and newness of spring, and as I was writing this, the sun even made an appearance!

So out of curiosity....what little things bring you joy, why and how do you go about sharing it?


updated by @Beckysan: 01/13/15 09:53:27PM
Beckysan
@Beckysan
05/16/13 05:31:12PM
17 posts

Contest/Challenge Time


General Talk

Ooohhh...the best thing for me would be accepting a part of who I am. I have put it aside for so long because I had to grow up and learn you can't please everyone. My dreads are for me, as a part of me and if I have had negative comments, I am not aware, because I really just don't care :)
Beckysan
@Beckysan
05/16/13 02:24:38PM
17 posts

Need a dreadie pep talk please


General Talk

Thank you for your post! Today I am feeling just impatient. I still love what my hair is doing, the texture and the feel, but I can't wrap it up yet, still busy shrinking, it won't stay put back, all these things I want to be done with. I could relate to the what the hell am I doing thought, and I keep coming back to: what is right for me :).Patience isn't always easy to aporeciate when we are being taught the lesson, but I know I will get great joy when my babies are mature, and from the lessons I learned along the way. Hope you are feeling better about it today!!
Beckysan
@Beckysan
04/29/13 11:20:30AM
17 posts

Elements drying my dreads out...


Dread Maintenance

Hello! Spring has finally made an appearance here in MN, and with that, I have been out on my motorcycle all weekend. I have been loving the wind in my hair and sun on my face, but I noticed my dreads are getting a little dry. Before I went out yesterday I put some jojoba oil through them. It seemed to help, but just wondering how often I should/could do this? Is there something else I can be doing? I try to tie them up in a bandana as well, but even pre dread, by the end of summer my hair is like straw (even with conditioning treatments). The upside is that it helps with the knotting process :). Any pointers or similar experience would be appreciate! Thanks and hope everyone is enjoying their day!!
updated by @Beckysan: 01/13/15 09:51:48PM
Beckysan
@Beckysan
04/24/13 07:58:51PM
17 posts

Itchy scalp still. Please help!


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Could you be having a mild allergic reaction to something?I know for me, pre dread, that my scalp was flaky and itchy even though I am "healthy" and used non sls shampoos. When I quit eating gluten (started slow) my scalp felt way better. Not saying gluten is necessarily your problem, but maybe one of the oils is giving you issue??
Beckysan
@Beckysan
04/22/13 11:05:22PM
17 posts

Mmmmm...warm damp dreads..


Dread Maintenance

Or even seeing how that could be comfortable for any length of time!? Some of the opinions weren't horrid but after learning the lessons I did, you just hope others learn them just as quickly to avoid damage or mold.Still shuddering about wet wool on my head though...ewwww!!!
Beckysan
@Beckysan
04/22/13 10:50:52PM
17 posts

Mmmmm...warm damp dreads..


Dread Maintenance

Found this website http://www.sweetdreads.8k.com/dosdonts.htmAnd as you read down, some of the suggestions are to put your damp warm dreads into a tam to knot up better..I don't like wet wool ANYTHING, so this made me shudder.Thanks again to everyone on this site for shared experience to lead us to happy dreads!!
updated by @Beckysan: 01/13/15 09:51:31PM
Beckysan
@Beckysan
04/22/13 10:41:59PM
17 posts

Scalp Issues


Help! Save My Dreads

I didn't use a 'lot' of wax and it took 3 months of patience and wax b gone from Vickie. Stuff works wonders, but too much of anything never turns out good. I agree with Robyn, check out some of the shampoos on the dreadlocks shampoo site. They all have tea tree in them. It took about two months for my scalp to recover from dhhq, but those soaps really helped. If you choose to go with essential oils, truly be very careful with peppermint. People aren't crazy or lying when they share experiences with that burning their scalps. That will cause even more flakes!! Good luck !
Beckysan
@Beckysan
02/25/13 07:21:56PM
17 posts

Active Outdoor Maintenance?


Dread Maintenance

Thanks for the insight. Did you have problems with your hair getting too dry before you dreaded because of the elements?
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