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Emily Storey
@Emily Storey
09/14/13 10:10:02PM
12 posts

Fundraiser - To chop or not to chop!


General Talk

I think the deadline might be today, (as in the 15th UK time!). I know her and she's an honest girl, she wouldn't try and trick people into donating money. She just knows that her dreads cause a lot of controversy between her family and friends and therefore are a great way to raise money! Xx
Emily Storey
@Emily Storey
09/09/13 03:35:31PM
12 posts

Fundraiser - To chop or not to chop!


General Talk

ah guys thanks so much for the support, i know she'll appreciate it :)

Emily Storey
@Emily Storey
09/09/13 06:47:24AM
12 posts

Fundraiser - To chop or not to chop!


General Talk

Hey

So my friend is doing a fundraiser with two pages. Donate on one and you're voting for her to CHOP OFF her two year old locks :'(http://www.justgiving.com/hannahjakes

Or donate to this other to help her SAVE her precious dreadshttp://www.justgiving.com/hannahjakes2

I'm not posting this to spam, nor has she asked me to do this, I just thought some people might want to get involved for the good cause of both Act!onaid and her beautiful hair!

Peace and love x


updated by @Emily Storey: 06/10/16 02:04:39PM
Emily Storey
@Emily Storey
08/07/13 02:30:43PM
12 posts

Help me... I don't know what to do.....


Dreadlocks Journey Emotional Support

wow I actually just cried a little reading this. I might be a known softy but man, you're strong. Please don't start your dreads again, if anything they're a symbol of your strength and resistance against what happened. I'm a newbie so I can't offer much advice except, stay strong and definitely file a complaint! Love, solidarity and peace. And a hug too, if you'd like :)
Emily Storey
@Emily Storey
08/05/13 01:23:31PM
12 posts

Separating a fat dread


Dread Maintenance

I've been tying them up quite tightly until now so thanks for the advice on the headscarves! I've just bought a big head band too which I love so I think I'll like scarves :)
Emily Storey
@Emily Storey
08/04/13 07:43:51AM
12 posts

Separating a fat dread


Dread Maintenance

Thanks for the advice guys! I only have one that's far too big so maybe I will just have to go with it and restart that one.

I have around 37 dreads because most of them are a pretty reasonable size, varying from teeny tiny to around an inch.

I've used twist and rip because although my boss is accepting of my dreads, she's requested that I keep them as neat as possible whilst at work and I figured it would be much easier to style twist and rip dreads straight away.

Thanks again, fingers crossed I get a better result this time :)

Emily Storey
@Emily Storey
08/03/13 04:45:16AM
12 posts

Separating a fat dread


Dread Maintenance

Most of my hair has been dreading for nearly three weeks now but I have 11 that are a little older. The particular dread in question is around a month and a half old and despite its usual silky straightness, my hair seems to be locking up pretty quickly. However my dilemma is that although having my friends help with my hair was lovely, one of my dreads wasn't sectioned particularly well and is a HUGE three inch rectangle across the back of my head. I was thinking of separating the top few inches where it's a bit looser by wrapping two sections and waiting for it to grow out to encourage the dread to eventually form into two. Is this a good idea or is there a better solution to my problem?

Thanks, peace x


updated by @Emily Storey: 01/13/15 09:56:16PM
Emily Storey
@Emily Storey
08/07/13 08:48:56AM
12 posts

Finally a Dreadhead!


Introduce Yourself

I totally agree! Everyone is on a journey and I can't understand how it can be another persons place to judge what a person chooses to do with there's, especially when there is no 'right' path to take.

SE - I hadn't thought about how other people must be attracted to dreads too... It's funny how logic works sometimes eh? Though I can't say I totally agree with your views on boobs - I don't see the point in boob jobs but as a woman who is cursed with a rather large set I tend not to care whether people are big all small. Everyone is beautiful in their own right anyway :)

Heidi - I know what you mean about fashion and pop culture, it's really sad that people can be so blind to what really matters in life, though I think we're all guilty of allowing ourselves to be consumed by it every once in a while.

Emily Storey
@Emily Storey
08/04/13 07:45:12AM
12 posts

Finally a Dreadhead!


Introduce Yourself

Thanks a lot! Happy dreading x

Emily Storey
@Emily Storey
08/02/13 01:47:54PM
12 posts

Finally a Dreadhead!


Introduce Yourself

Hey fellow Dreadheads :)

I thought I'd share with you my most recent blog post about my dreads... pretty much sums up every reason I have for doing them!

This is how they looked on their first day:

I finally took the plunge and thought, 'Hashtag YOLO, let's just go the whole hog and hope I don't look too ridiculous'. I've wanted to dread my hair since forever (well early high school but that does seem like a life time ago) but to be honest I never really thought I'd pluck up the courage to do it. It's not that I've always tried to blend in, far from it, I've always liked to do my own thing. However, for some reason doing anything crazy with my hair has been something I have been worried about being judged on.
I worked out recently that this was mostly to do with the fear of not being considered 'attractive'; that because so many have people have warned me that I won't suit dreads or they look dirty or just plain awful, I started to think, 'Well maybe they're right. Maybe if I change my hair I'll all of a sudden turn into some hideous monster that no one will ever love ever again and I'll have to become some crazy-cat-lady-spinster who is forever alone.' When in actual fact, that is just THEIR opinion (the not liking dreads thing, not necessarily the crazy-cat-lady bit) which of course, they are fully entitled to. I, on the other hand, have always loved dreadlocks. If I see someone rocking dreads I will literally fall in love with them on sight (no exaggeration, ask my friends) and have always thought of it as a really beautiful and individual hairstyle.
This is my most recent dread pic!
Most of the above realisation came to me during a conversation with a friend whilst travelling, when discussing how society has conditioned us to think that looking a certain way is attractive, whilst everyone else becomes completely undesirable. It attempts to impress on us an ideal way to look and boxes us off into categories. Short skirts, long blonde hair, fake tan etc etc are a big yes, whilst dreadlocks, baggys jeans and facial piercings are a big no-no. Now I'm not suggesting that if you want to have the blonde and bronzed look there is anything at all wrong with it - I'm merely suggesting that if that's not how you want to look, don't just to it because society says you should. I know plenty of people who find their other half more attractive without make-up and dressed down anyway.
I finally made the decision to progress from my 11 hidden dreads to a full set due to meeting a guy in a hostel in Zagreb, who was just as infatuated with the hairstyle as me. I'd never met someone else who has as much love for dreads as I do, whose first question wasn't, 'Have you thought about how you're going to take them out?', but rather, 'They look incredible, when are you going to do the rest?!'. I know it sounds silly, but that was literally all it took and my mind was set. I think far too often people are scared to do what they want to do with their lives because they feel like they'll be the only one to think that their choices are the right ones. That they'll be alone in their decisions and it'll be difficult to find any support. But if I've learned anything from that accidental meeting, it's that sometimes you'll find people you can really relate to completely by chance, in the strangest places and at the most unexpected times. And really, if the decision is right for you, who cares what anybody else thinks? Also it turns out that after all my worrying, aside from a few exceptions, almost all of my friends and family admitted they actually quite like the do, or can at least tolerate it.
My friends Aimee and Pete actually HELPED to finish off the last couple.

For me, dreads are more than just a hairstyle. They're a lifestyle choice that allows me to express myself, despite the stigma which can come with it and I'm just really pleased that with a little encouragement, I've finally been able to carry it out. In today's society I don't think there's enough emphasis on the importance of being yourself, so I hope I can at least do my little bit to spread word that it's OK just to be you. Judging people is for losers, so who cares what anybody else thinks?

Thanks for reading, peace out :) x


updated by @Emily Storey: 06/10/16 02:04:39PM
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