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mummy-lou
@mummy-lou
05/06/13 02:20:23PM
8 posts

dying my dreads with a permenant hair colour


General Questions

hello again :) i just have a quick question...

i have now been dreading my hair for 2 months as ofthe 10th of this month (intitial t'nr, but haven't mucked about with it except to seperate and wash and its been running wild ever since.) Anyways, i would really like to colour my hair (no bleaching) and i was wondering whether or not it was too soon. the last thing i want is to undo all my hairs hard work (and my patience!!!) :D any thoughts, help or advice would be great. Thanx :)


updated by @mummy-lou: 01/13/15 09:52:02PM
mummy-lou
@mummy-lou
04/14/13 03:27:12PM
8 posts

Just plain mean


Life Issues Facing Dreads

White people, black people, asian people, mixed people.All just people. : )

mummy-lou
@mummy-lou
04/14/13 11:33:49AM
8 posts

Just plain mean


Life Issues Facing Dreads

I don't know if anyone has already seen this butwas on google just a minute ago, and I typed in "Caucasian dreads" just out of curiosity to see other peoples hair/dreading methods/hairs styles and so on when I came across the following... (I don't know who sent it or where it comes from, but I just wondered if any of you guys find it as upsetting as I did.)

An Open Letter to White People WithDreadlocks


To Whom it May Concern (WHITE PEOPLE WITH DREADS),

Let me begin by explaining that I am not saying this to be a mean ol black hair elitist, Im saying it to be nice. Think of it as a well-meaning PSA-from someone who really, really cares. Maybe everyone else is too polite to say it, but dreadlocks are not the look for you. I know you thought they would be a great idea after meditating with your giant Bob Marley flag youve tacked to your dorm room wall, but theyre not. Dreadlocks are a hairstyle invented by people with coarse, nappy hair (and while were on the subject, please dont EVER use the word nappy to describe your hair its an adjective that does not apply. Curly or coarse, maybe. Nappy? Never.) for people with coarse, nappy hair.

Listen dreads exist because black hair dreads naturally, and because we can usually pull it off (I dont know if its our so-called strong features or just natural smoothness, but it works for us). We dont have to grease our locks up and keep them in rubber-banded clumps for weeks on end without washing to get our hair to dread, okay? All it takes are a couple of days without running a wide-toothed comb through it. Furthermore, the reason you dont usually see black folks running around with dirty, greasy, smelly dreads sticking up every which way is because we understand that even the most low-maintenance of hairstyles requires minimum upkeep. That means SHAMPOO, people. Get a toothbrush, put some conditioning soap on it, and get to work. And for the record Axe hairspray does NOT count. Furthermore, if you dont heed my advice and do decide to get dreads, know this you dont get dreadlocks from simply refusing to wash or comb your hair. If you do that, youre either going to end up looking like PigPen from the Peanuts cartoon strip, or youll soon be sporting the unenviable beaver tail a.k.a when your hair just grows into one matted, stinky eyesore on the back of your head.

Honestly, its kind of insulting to see all these wannabe Rastafarians or whatever youre calling yourselves these days running around. Every time I see one of you out on the streets I cringe and wonder how painful it must be for your parents to have to claim you as their own when you come home to visit from college. You have what looks like a frizzy piece of dog shit hanging down past your butt and some Rasta bracelets, but I recognize that shirt as Marc by Marc 2005, so who are we kidding here? Okay, you like reggae music and refer to yourself as a free spirit on your About Me section on Facebook Im willing to let it slide. Honestly, Ill say whatever I have to say to get you to do us all a favor and spend some of that money on a real haircut and stop making yourself look like a total tool.

Look, I know youre sad, but believe me, I understand hair envy. Why do you think black people spend literally billions of dollars every year in the hair industry? I know you see us walking around with afros, dreads, braids, and cornrows and get jealous that your hair cant do that, but all I ask is for you to just let us have this one. Feel free to go to Mexico for spring break and get your hair braided and beaded so you can feel like an African princess while you down Adios Motherfuckers and win a wet T-shirt contest, I dont care. Just STAY AWAY FROM THE DREADLOCKS. Please trust me when I say that you will look unfailingly ridiculous, and that I cant promise not to surreptitiously cut them off next time youre sitting in front of me on the bus.

Sincerely,

A Friend Who Cares


updated by @mummy-lou: 11/12/15 12:58:37AM
mummy-lou
@mummy-lou
04/09/13 06:15:42PM
8 posts

progress (i hope)


Dready love

Well this is week 4 and 3 days...

Too be honest I don't think much has changed in the past week or so, in some places like right behind my ears and around the bottom of my hairline the sections are tightening up nicely but elsewhere things are pretty much the same *sigh*.

the thing i'm having the most trouble with is the hair on the back of my head being very matted at the roots most likely from sleeping. my husband seperates my hair for me every day and he says he finds it really hard to distinguish between sections. I also find that when I wake up in the morning my hair feels looser and somehow thinner than it does as the day progresses (I hope that doesn't sound too weird!)

Anyway, here are a few pictures which were taken earlier today.one of which has my beautiful baby girl in it. (what can I say, i'm a very proud mummy!) Also, I have included a picture of an unruly lock that seems to want to branch out in two strands (that have each tightened up into two mini ones leaving a gap) which then reconnect at the bottom. if that makes no sense just look at the photo :D i'm just not sure what to do with it. will it fix itself?


updated by @mummy-lou: 01/13/15 09:50:49PM
mummy-lou
@mummy-lou
04/07/13 08:21:56AM
8 posts

Twist n rip day 10 is this how there ment to look. Also do your dreads thicken over time


Introduce Yourself

That seems pretty much the same as mine at 10 days (though a hell of a lot neater) I had and still have a ton of loose hair everywhere. With reguards to them thickening up,slowly but surely as they mature the surrounding loose hairs get eaten up by the dread closest to it and they will gradually fill out.I'm just at the 1 month mark myself and i'm noticing changes everyday. Try not to worry too much and enjoy your journey.

your hair looks lovely so far! :)

mummy-lou
@mummy-lou
04/02/13 05:33:56PM
8 posts

feeling positive


Introduce Yourself

I woke up this morning and my hair (aka "the nest")was as wild as usual and the more I looked at it the worse I felt. last night I combed out the front 3 dreadlets and re-tnr'd them but much looser this time because I was concerned about how tight I had done them initially, but I just felt that there was so far to go for my hair to fully mature. In the end I thought there was only one thing to do... so I popped back for a little reassurance and to remind my self that every stage of this journey is personal. every bump, every kink and curl is unique to me and bit by bit i'm learning to love each and every one.

I love my life, I have a wonderful husband and two beautiful daughters that I love with all my heartbut aside from that I never really felt that I had something of my own that was just for me until I started this journey.

(on a slightly less sappy note) I washed my hair today with bicarb soda and cider vinegar rise. I was using dread fusion soap but I've run out , I found it much nicer and much kinder to the roots ofmy hair... i'm officiallyconverted! the only down side is that I only just stopped smelling like a chip, so tomorrow i'm going to pick up some tea tree oil. hopefully that will do the trick. :)


updated by @mummy-lou: 01/13/15 09:50:25PM
mummy-lou
@mummy-lou
03/28/13 02:18:11PM
8 posts

Will my dreads turn out ok?


Help! Save My Dreads

Thankyou for the encouragement! I was getting quite disheartened and considering combing them out and starting from scratch. I will also stop looking at all the random timelines and constantly comparing my hair to others.I'll just relax and enjoy my journey :)I'm just so glad I found this site! It's so nice to know that there are others out there kind enough to help and advise. Many thanks.
mummy-lou
@mummy-lou
03/28/13 01:40:40PM
8 posts

Will my dreads turn out ok?


Help! Save My Dreads

I started my dreads three weeks ago by twisting and ripping the first day and haven't touched them since. I wash them twice a week with dread fusion soap bar and have salt sprayed them two or thee time. I'm just worried that they're not locking up well and that they don't look right. Any advice or ideas would be much appreciated.


updated by @mummy-lou: 01/13/15 09:50:03PM