Dread shampoo ffrom Australia
How much does it cost to ship the shampoo from North America to Australia, Tim? I leave for New Zealand in 2 weeks and I don't think it will be feasible to continue the BS/ACV routine.
I'm a hitch-hiker. I just returned home from a trip all over Ireland. It's a great way to get around. You get to meet some really lovely people.
Some advise: Travel as a male and female pair. You will increase your chances of getting a lift as people seem to be generally less threatened or more accepting of couples. With two male hikers, you can see why women wouldn't be too quick to pick them up. Two women; men will be hesitant in fear that sexual assault may be claimed in the hope of a court settlement. I think people are quite wary these days (in Ireland at least).
This part is not meant to scare you... Carry a whistle. If you get into a situation you are not comfortable with, just whip it out and blow as hard as you can. Personally, I don't carry one, but I am confident in my ability to defend myself having practised karate for over 12 years. Most of the people you will meet will be the loveliest people on earth, but you can never be too careful these days.
Depending on how far you are going, you will need more than a "few hundred". Money can just fly out of your pocket when you're on the road. Food will be a big expenditure, as will accommodation (unless you camp or couchsurf). Camping will be far easier to do as hosts will need to know in advance when you will arrive. And, how can you even know when that might be?
Check out this site for when you're planning your trip.http://hitchwiki.org/
I highly suggest that you do actually couchsurf if you plan to stay in a city for a few days andthink you can judge when you arrive fairly accurately. You will need to get some references on your profile first though. Go and look at the activities in your area, meet the people,join in the activities and have fun. Or host if you can (even better).
I leave for New Zealand in just over two weeks, so i will be doing a lot of this kind of thing over the next year.
Have fun, stay safe and don't get in a car if you get any kind of bad vibe off the people. Remember, you can be too safe. Just have an excuse made up. Maybe they are not going far enough, or something of that nature. I've only had to do this once. Everyone else I've met were just deadly people, often hitchers themselves.
I wouldn't tie back baby dread. Get a plain black tam. It should look pretty neat. Also, make sure that you look very presentable in every other aspect of your appearance. Add that to a professional and polite demeanour and I don't see why you would have an issue, given your future working position.
I think you should get that locking gel stuff. You can even make your own.
Also, try the sea salt mix.
To be totally honest with you, I would be disappointed with the progress, were I in your shoes. That being said, you should stick with it. You will be much happier with the result after fighting through such a long forming stage. Some here dread for "spiritual" reasons. It's not for me, and i don't know about you, but I can maybe see how the hard fought road will give more satisfaction once the end has been reached.
Best of luck with it.
You should try and sync your washing days with your training. If dreads stay wet for too long, and they will be wet on the inside even if they feel dry on the outside (when mature at least), it runs the risk of developing mold. Treat your babies as if they are mature so you are well used to the routine.
You can send pics from your phone. Just email them straight to your dreadlockssite email address and they go straight on your page.
I don't want to puch you into anything, but, again, I am super glad i started over and went natural. It's up to you at the end of the day, but if your dreads are very tight you might want to try and loosen them anyway. TnR should never be too tight as it slows the process.
Check out my profile. I started at about 3-4 inches. I have curly hair too, but it is quite thick. Curly hair dreads great. The curls help to keep it from looking too wild. All it takes is a rinse and a shake to make it look well maintained. Trust me, we're lucky.
I did tnr after 5 weeks of going natural. I immediately took them out, brushed my hair and went natural again. You won't miss those 4 weeks if you do start again. I'm fast approaching my year since that brushing and I'm very glad that I did it. Just my experience.