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Mary6
@Mary6
07/31/13 06:23:29PM
9 posts

Natural birth control...


Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures

Also, female condoms are made of synthetic latex, which usually doesn't cause a reaction because it doesn't contain the natural substance.

Mary6
@Mary6
07/31/13 06:19:50PM
9 posts

Natural birth control...


Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures

Have you checked into cervical sponges? They're not terribly expensive, but you have to keep them in for about 6 hours after you've had sex. The failure rate is still pretty high, but it's another option.

Mary6
@Mary6
07/31/13 04:14:51PM
9 posts

Natural birth control...


Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures

Copper IUDs are non hormonal (aka Paragard). They can be expensive, but they can last up to 12 years. I don't know if that's what you mean by natural, but really birth control in general isn't natural. And be aware that tracking your cycle (aka NFP/FAM) isn't anywhere near 100% (it's actually at about 75% with most women).

Mary6
@Mary6
06/27/13 12:52:49PM
9 posts

Dying Roots?


Dread Maintenance

I'd say just got for your natural colour then!

You should be totally fine. Like I said, just don't keep it in for as long as the box says, which you shouldn't need to because your hair is already light and rinse it well!

Good luck, let us know how it turns out!

Jackie Turner said:

Awesome advice! I appreciate you guys.

@Mary my dreads dont loosen up when i wash. actually the underneath of my hair is completely dreaded. They look like the dreads in pictures. the top layer or my hair and in the front is really loose though. some of them havent started dreading yet.

Mary6
@Mary6
06/27/13 12:00:19PM
9 posts

Dying Roots?


Dread Maintenance

I dyed mine at 4 months, and I only had to redo a few in the back. Since your hair is blonde now, it should be easier to cover up. I would sugest not leaving it in as long as the box says, and make sure you rinse them reallllly well. Don't use the conditioner after, obviously.

It really depends on how locked up your hair is. If you are able to wash it without a lot of it loosening, I think you should be fine.

Personally, I feel like you should dye it while it's looser, that way you have less of a chance of getting dye caught in middle of the dread.

Mary6
@Mary6
06/26/13 08:31:08PM
9 posts

Dying Roots?


Dread Maintenance

I had to dye my hair for work with my first set of dreads (they were about 4 months old). Some of the less formed ones came out, but I went gently and slow, and it went way better than I expected.

You could always use a cheap, small paint brush to lessen the chance of the dye getting in your dreads.

Mary6
@Mary6
06/23/13 01:14:45PM
9 posts

How to get sand out of dreads?


Dread Maintenance

Ah! I don't know how I didn't think of waiting for it to dry and shaking it out, great idea though, thanks!

Mary6
@Mary6
06/23/13 12:08:44PM
9 posts

How to get sand out of dreads?


Dread Maintenance

I just got back from a camping trip, and there's a lake there with all kinds of slim and sand and gunk. I was wondering if there's anything out there that will get all these little bits out so my head isn't so itch from the sand.


updated by @Mary6: 01/13/15 09:54:01PM
Mary6
@Mary6
07/09/13 10:45:42PM
9 posts

before and after dreadlocks pictures comparing dreads no dreads


Dreadlock Picture Gallery

Before:

After (right after, maybe 2 days):


updated by @Mary6: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM