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Bobbi
@Bobbi
11/03/10 03:59:02PM
27 posts

make up


General Talk

I used to feel so much anxiety towards my appearance. I wouldn't allow myself to leave the house without makeup on. I even took it along camping. Even if I wasn't able to shower, I was convinced my makeup was needed. I also stopped using makeup after starting my dreads. I never really made the decision to not wear it, I just stopped. It didn't feel needed anymore. My coworker put makeup on me a few months ago and when I went home my boyfriend told me I looked funny (which didn't make me feel good at all right away), he doesn't like it at all and either do I. My mom will be seeing me tomorrow for the first time in a year and a half so she hasn't seen my dreads yet. Hopefully she will be able to see how they have helped begin my transformation into a more confident, independent person. I feel like I actually get more compliments on my appearance now that I don't bother with makeup or hair products. Females that I encounter have made comments about how they think it's awesome I'm so "natural" and don't need makeup. I try to convince them that they don't either but I normally get some statement on how it boosts their self esteem. But for me, the fact that I don't need it is the greatest boost in self-esteem that I need. And the compliments from strangers never hurt either :)
Bobbi
@Bobbi
10/06/10 03:26:43PM
27 posts

Dread Shops discussion on dread tams, hats


General Talk

Google "Nilda's Knick Knacks" and you should find an Ebay seller who does handmade tams. I've bought 4 from her and they are amazing quality and very reasonably priced. She is out of CA and I've always had quick delivery and amazing products from her.
Bobbi
@Bobbi
09/16/10 06:22:12PM
27 posts

Crazydaizy's new pics


Dreadlock Picture Gallery

Your dreads look beautiful! Lots of character and individuality
Bobbi
@Bobbi
08/04/10 02:50:29PM
27 posts

natural dreads photos or timeline ??


Dreading Methods

I've got photos from my natural dreads from the beginning up until like 9 months or something posted on my profile. I just hit the ten month mark on August 1st but haven't updated photos yet but it gives you another idea of what you can expect for yourself.
Bobbi
@Bobbi
06/04/10 11:36:21AM
27 posts

I have quite a few questions about the natural method.


Dreading Methods

I had some of the same reservations as you. I was anxious about going to work and out in public with "messy" hair. So for the first six months I honestly wore my wool tam EVERYWHERE. But since it's hot now I just wear a headband or a bandanna. Both hide the frizz a bit. You could find yourself lightweight cute hats to wear to hide the messiness also. And honestly other than the frizziness I didn't notice that my hair was messy looking all that often. I also found that if I wet my hair or washed it then my hair would appear more manageable. Surprising to me I've been getting tons of compliments from the management in my company about my dreads but I expected them to be more opposed so it just shows that you can never assume anything about people.If you have super curly hair like I have than you won't have any trouble at all getting a head full of dreads. I remember having 3 start almost immediately underneath and now they are awesome dreads only eight months later. For me, months 2-5 were frustrating and felt like nothing was happening than BAM after six months they really took off. All it takes is patience and remembering that even if you aren't visibly seeing the dreads that every day they are knotting themselves up even more.
Bobbi
@Bobbi
06/04/10 11:22:12AM
27 posts

"Metalhead" and "Hippie's"


Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures

hey thanks for showing this band. I'm gonna check out their music for sure. I like their philosophy. My new favorite metal band right now is The Agonist. You should check them out on YouTube. If you watch some of the interviews you'd probably get a hint of what you get from Decrepit Birth.
Bobbi
@Bobbi
06/02/10 02:03:52PM
27 posts

Dreads getting fatter??


General Questions

I noticed that my dreads really started to thicken after 5-7 months. When they first formed naturally most of my dreads were super skinny and now that I am at 8 months I've noticed that alot of those skinny ones are really fattening up. I think they are collecting frizz and also joining themselves together. It's really quite an interesting process. Have a good one!
Bobbi
@Bobbi
05/20/10 08:48:32PM
27 posts

Hello


Introduce Yourself

Hello and welcome fellow minnesotan! Well I am no longer living there but spent the first 21 years of my life there but now have enjoyed the last year in sunny california. The rest of my family is still there so I will be back to visit. My boyfriend started his dreads with only a little longer hair than you say you have and his have started locking up, it's been only about 2 months for him. If you got the hair you might as well start them! No need to wait, the process is already a longish one. Good luck and enjoy the journey
Bobbi
@Bobbi
04/24/10 08:49:00PM
27 posts

Something has foiled my plan.


General Questions

You are beautiful and I don't think you should let one person's comment change your mind. Number one most important thing in life is making sure you are happy and meeting your own needs. One thing that is happening with me while on this dreading journey is that I am growing so much more confidence and can look in the mirror and be happy with myself. I finally am starting to feel like my outside appearance is refecting my inner self. Sure some people may be less receptive to people with dreads but honestly why would you want to be around someone that judges based on appearance? I also went through a period of discouragement in the beginning of my dreads but it's all part of the process. Just stay true to yourself and you can never be wrong. Good luck!
Bobbi
@Bobbi
04/22/10 05:15:18PM
27 posts

not going so well brahs!:(


Life Issues Facing Dreads

I used to live in MN my entire life before I moved out here to norcal a year ago and I know what you mean about the closemindedness of most (not all) midwestern conservative people. As much as i love my roots and where I am from I will never move back to the midwest. I am so much happier and all i had to do was change location. I am farther from my family, the closest aunt is 13 hours away which is difficult at times. All you gotta do is find some funds and friends and move out west! :) that's what i did.. otherwise stay strong and true to yourself because who cares what other people think about their hair, let it be!
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