taking the loooong road.
Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures
I'd love to go to a rainbow gathering or something similar. That would be so lovely. But they all seem to be in the USA and I'm just from England :/
I get what you're saying Lindsey. Those are some of the reasons why I wouldn't do it. Though, I'm not working at the moment, but I am studying and I enjoy it... so maybe this would be a goal for the future.
Here's to dreams and one day actually achieving them
Ive thought about it a lot. I work for fedex so ive though about just bidding on a job on the other side of the country.. fedex is only part time so i only worf 4 hours aday. which i like because i dont feel like i work my life away, yet i have just enough money for what i need ya know?
But ive lived in this town my whole life, so if me and my boyfriend ever break up thats my plan. Other than him and his frends and my family i really dont have freinds.. so why not move and experience something new. I dont have to stay there forever..
raoming would be neat, i couldnt do it tho. id be to scared id get mugged and all that bad stuff. but just going where you please not having to be anywhere do anything.. just being, just living. thatd be the life.. especially on a beach!
I don't come on here enough! It's great to see a post like this and be a member of such a warm hearted community. When I do come on here I feel so much more relaxed and happier with myself.
Sending good vibes to everyone <3 xxx
Woah, that isn't on man. I don't mind people touching my dreads but hate it when they tell me how I should have them. Hope you manage to get rid of the gunky stuff soon If you haven't looked already, think there is a page on here telling you how to do the deep cleansing wax removal. You could try that? x
It's so easy and cheap to make your own wooly dreads.
I had them for about 4 months braided into straight hair before I started my actual dreads.
You can wash them as normal, just make sure they dry properly! They're soo comfy to sleep on too!
Good luck with whatever you choose to do
I think you will be just fine. If you can rise above the ignorance and hurtful things that some people say about dreadies, then you are the stronger person. Also, I believe that by doing this you will be teaching your baby to love an individual for who they are, not what they are.
I found that when I started my dreads, one of my uncles, who I'd always thought to be very open minded and loving, told me that he didn't like my dreads. The next time I saw him, my dreads were tied back. I was later told that he'd made some snidey side remark about 'oh, it's good she's got rid of them. They were horrible' blah blah blah. It upset me quite a bit. I think it hurts a little more when it comes from someone in the family who you really respect.
I think that most of the people who know me moderately well/ very well, know that I try my best not to judge someone, I quite often defend someone when they've been criticised and I have lots of love and kindness to give.
Personally, I find that when you've been used to looking different for the whole of your life (I was born with a condition called Microtia.), getting stared at, having hurtful remarks from family, strangers etc - You learn to take it in your stride. I'm still learning, but getting there.
I try to be as open minded as possible and I do my best to treat others as I'd like to be treated. Love yourself for who you are and do the same for others...
(sorry it's so long.. :/ )
Hiii I'm Helena, but I prefer being called Helly.
I'm from the UK...where it seems to be pretty grey right now.
Hope everyone is well
So, I found this site last night. It's so good to read pro dread comments. It's like I can feel the love pouring out. hehe
I've always been fascinated by dreads. I remember telling my dad when I was much younger, that one day I would have dreads. He's a little closed minded and made some comment about how they don't suit 'white' people.. -.- A couple of years ago I put in a few dreads using the twist and rip method..but my friends at the time weren't into dreads.
A few months ago I put in a set of woolen dreads...I kept them in for a while and my hair started to dreadnaturally at the roots :D I've since taken the wool out and my friend dreaded the rest of my hair using a crochet hook.
Anyway, here I am now, however may years and months later, with most of my hair in dreads.. I'm still contemplating on wether I should dread my fringe or not..
My dreads are about a month or so old right now, I have some funky lumps and bumps in some parts.
The main issue for me at the moment is, that I've got a bit of growth at the roots now...is there anything I can do to help dread it up more? I wash my hair about once a week with diluted shampoo...
Also, are there any recommendations on certain shampoos to use for washing le dreadies?
Oh, yeah..what's the deal with dying them? I tried to dye them a few weeks ago but it didn't really work :/
Anyway, hope everyone's groovy xx
The first photo is what the dreads looked like a day or so after they were done.
The second one is what they look like a month-ish on.
hope you can tell the difference.. apologies for the bad camera/ lighting. xx