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Pamella
@pamella
09/27/10 07:35:42AM
31 posts

The Shrinking Locks :)


General Questions

It has been eight months since I forst started locking up...wondering if shrinking stage ia about over..lol..
Pamella
@pamella
09/27/10 06:20:32AM
31 posts

The Shrinking Locks :)


General Questions

Aho all! :) I am just curious if anyone is having alot of shrinkage while using natural/neglect method...? I am locking up really well after starting this past February..now they are shrinking bigtime!..lol....Like about 7 to 8 inches..My hair was in the middle of my back, now is up to my shoulders..I suppose after they have done their thing, my locks will grow out long and strong...SE I miss my long locks...!
updated by @pamella: 01/13/15 08:46:43PM
Pamella
@pamella
07/02/10 02:00:33PM
31 posts

Ima a bit sad..


Introduce Yourself

Its normal in the process~Just embrace this as part of the journey, sweets!~ Your locks are beautiful..My locks have alot more lumps than yours!~ ~No Worries, okay??~
Pamella
@pamella
05/24/10 10:14:33AM
31 posts

wax not so bad?


Dreading Methods

Wax wasn't for me nor my hair, but "to each his/her own"...If you feel you need to try it, then try it..That is the best way to settle it for yourself, probably :) ..Blessings to you either way you go with it..and will love to see your pics whichever you decide to choose...:) ~Peace~`
Pamella
@pamella
05/24/10 06:53:09AM
31 posts

What is a Hippie?


Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures

Btw....Everything you wrote is so very accurate of how it was back then....and it is put together as facts without any judgemental tone to it..Just wanted to share that I loved how you wrote about your views~~ :)Pamella said:
Yes, there is not too much difference...I as well followed my sister around in the early 70's who was a hippie...My values are alot as those times today...hasnt changed much and doesnt really fit anywhere else...I believe we can take the positive and/or the negative from anything and run with it..I simply embrace the positive as much as possible with all cultures and it appears to many in my community that I am a hippie....lol...That is alright...I have been called worse on this planet through real hostility...Hippie to me, is not a cuss word, but just a reflection of a day whenever "thinking outside of the box" was liberated..With any movement, there is positive and negative...Love is definately the key to all cultures, subcultures..and is there if sought for ~~~~

Sister Rags said:
This thread drives me crazy and I probably shouldn't even read it, haha.

I was born just prior to and grew up during the launch of the "hippie" era right where it was really happening big-time, in and around San Francisco and Berkeley. I was a child/teen, but was very frequently with my older sister (14 yrs older) who was very much a part of the "hippie" movement.

The label hippie was just a word people used to denote young (teens-20's) people who dressed more casually than the "norm", didn't style their hair to the standards of the norm, women didn't wear make-up, were politically liberal (opposed to the war in VietNam), and most likely smoked pot/used "mind expanding substances", questioned authority (i.e., questioned the old school standards of the way things SHOULD be done). Oh - and usually were barefoot or wearing sandals and were generally fairly dirty (as in, unwashed and looking unwashed).

I knew some people who belonged in the hippie subculture who were nice, some who were jerks, and everything in between. As for "peace-loving" - some did, some only said they did but didn't really (like the moms I saw, many a time, who attended peace marches and smacked the crap out of their kids when the kids annoyed them), and some were far more interested in revolution against the establishment.

The kids happy-dancing in the panhandle at Golden Gate Park in Haight-Ashbury (SF) and protesting the war in People's Park (Berk.) were hippies, but so were the young people who formed the SLA, the Black Panthers, and the Manson Family.

I cringe when anyone equates hippie-peaceful-happy-joyful...hippies were not robots, they were people, just like any people anywhere doing anything, full range of human experience, emotion, etc. And within the subculture were subgroups...people into making music, people into following certain spiritual paths, people following certain political ideals, people just hanging out because their friends were, people into the drug scene, etc., etc.

All I can say about today's followers of the hippie movement is that they almost always look like they take baths much more often than the original hippies did, I suppose because society just won't tolerate people being dirty (like, walking into a grocery store with bare, dirty feet). And that is by NO means a judgment, but is simply a statement of fact.
Pamella
@pamella
05/24/10 06:45:25AM
31 posts

What is a Hippie?


Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures

Yes, there is not too much difference...I as well followed my sister around in the early 70's who was a hippie...My values are alot as those times today...hasnt changed much and doesnt really fit anywhere else...I believe we can take the positive and/or the negative from anything and run with it..I simply embrace the positive as much as possible with all cultures and it appears to many in my community that I am a hippie....lol...That is alright...I have been called worse on this planet through real hostility...Hippie to me, is not a cuss word, but just a reflection of a day whenever "thinking outside of the box" was liberated..With any movement, there is positive and negative...Love is definately the key to all cultures, subcultures..and is there if sought for ~~~~Sister Rags said:
This thread drives me crazy and I probably shouldn't even read it, haha.

I was born just prior to and grew up during the launch of the "hippie" era right where it was really happening big-time, in and around San Francisco and Berkeley. I was a child/teen, but was very frequently with my older sister (14 yrs older) who was very much a part of the "hippie" movement.

The label hippie was just a word people used to denote young (teens-20's) people who dressed more casually than the "norm", didn't style their hair to the standards of the norm, women didn't wear make-up, were politically liberal (opposed to the war in VietNam), and most likely smoked pot/used "mind expanding substances", questioned authority (i.e., questioned the old school standards of the way things SHOULD be done). Oh - and usually were barefoot or wearing sandals and were generally fairly dirty (as in, unwashed and looking unwashed).

I knew some people who belonged in the hippie subculture who were nice, some who were jerks, and everything in between. As for "peace-loving" - some did, some only said they did but didn't really (like the moms I saw, many a time, who attended peace marches and smacked the crap out of their kids when the kids annoyed them), and some were far more interested in revolution against the establishment.

The kids happy-dancing in the panhandle at Golden Gate Park in Haight-Ashbury (SF) and protesting the war in People's Park (Berk.) were hippies, but so were the young people who formed the SLA, the Black Panthers, and the Manson Family.

I cringe when anyone equates hippie-peaceful-happy-joyful...hippies were not robots, they were people, just like any people anywhere doing anything, full range of human experience, emotion, etc. And within the subculture were subgroups...people into making music, people into following certain spiritual paths, people following certain political ideals, people just hanging out because their friends were, people into the drug scene, etc., etc.

All I can say about today's followers of the hippie movement is that they almost always look like they take baths much more often than the original hippies did, I suppose because society just won't tolerate people being dirty (like, walking into a grocery store with bare, dirty feet). And that is by NO means a judgment, but is simply a statement of fact.

updated by @pamella: 07/09/15 06:59:26PM
Pamella
@pamella
05/23/10 11:13:06AM
31 posts

What is a Hippie?


Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures

..lol...cute one Nick :)GratefulNick said:
Dunno if this is the right thing to say but it got me thinking.
If you own a computer your probly not a hippie. yuppie. haha
Pamella
@pamella
05/23/10 10:57:57AM
31 posts

What is a Hippie?


Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures

Yes, negative people will find any way they can to stigmatize..I agree! No matter what path we seek, there is always an a**hole to try to put a damper on things....These days, people are so vulger calling each other nasty names..it appears that the word Hippie is the least of worries...What I think is so funny is my children are growing into awesome/openminded individuals..They do not consider any labels on themselves or their friends at all but everyone in their classes knows me as the laid back "hippie" momma...I havent referred to myself in this manner...lol..but thats how the kids at their school percieves me...They percieve me in that way in a positive manner. Alot of times, they say they wish I was their mom because I am open and nonjudgemental....I once went to a meeting with the principal and bigwigs at my daughters school due to her astonishing accomplishments...I suppose I had been looked down on by some of them over the years because they did not know me....I guess thinking I was a crazy druggy etc..(labels)..but then I said to them "wow! this all come from the genes of a "hippie" and they completely froze!..I actually believe they expected me to be a person that didnt give a care about my children's education...They had no choice but to recon with their prior beliefs...I am educated, I am an artist, I am a dependable & humane being...I teach my children likewise...And they need to see this is "the way life really is" outside of their pristine walls~This was just one instance I used the term "hippie" to open eyes...Again, you are right..People do stigmatize..I am more for human equality I suppose than anything else...We are all unique and beautiful..And I just wanted it to be shared that a person can be a "hippie"(label) and show true character above the norm :):):)Joshua Francis Maritz said:
Hippie is word. I often find people just use it to stigmatize a certain type of person and it pisses me off to a certain extent, however it is often used in an affectionate way I suppose. So that's really what 'hippie' is to me. Just another word, you know like goth or emo. It's just putting people in groups and it's lame.
Pamella
@pamella
05/23/10 07:17:45AM
31 posts

What is a Hippie?


Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures

hmmmm...The word Hippie doesnt bother me at all....just peaceful thoughts that there may be an openess ...Our open minded "hippies" in the 60's and 70's that made some changes that were needed...Someone needed to Speak Up...and revolt a bit!!!In essence, with the word hippie..I guess it is how the person perceives themselves that matters...In many ways, I consider myself a hippie....Only because I gathered the essence from the positive vibes that I received from my childhood..I like being around open minded people..Most have been considered "hippies" I suppose...lol...I believe it takes all types...and I receive all types of people in this world...learning more and more each day about humanity..It is all about being ourselves..If someone is clinging to the shirts, the logos, and all the little cut micro dot bears that comes along with the "media" version...well, they are just on the path searching for themselves, just as everyone has in this life...Give em some slack and love..Regardless if we admit it ir not, we have all fell into this catagory at some time or another...and if we are judging there actions, although we shout from the rooftops we dont like "labels" were are labeling them as well...Just relax... The most important thing we can do is realize others are searching for a better way, just as we..and we just need to be an open vessel to love them and appreciate what they are bringing to the table...~~~Everyone has something good to give~~~Right now, there is so much crack cocaine, meth and mainstream "gangs" and bad influences out there..Alot of crime, and self degrading acts with our younger generation....If a young person wants to call themselves a "hippie" it is probably because they believe it is a better path to be on...Open arms~~ Open Arms~~Just my perspective on things~~Love and blessings to all~~
Pamella
@pamella
04/07/10 08:55:44PM
31 posts

love and dreads


Life Issues Facing Dreads

You are truly blessed then ;)DreddieFreddy said:
My boyfriend actually helped me backcomb my hair (no worries no waxed was used during the making). And because he helped create them, he feels like they are almost half his. He doesn't have them himself but I think he loves my locs more than I do. He always tells me when they are looking their best and even takes pics for me so that I can see for myself. His supportiveness especially helps when people stare at them and make me feel insecure about my babies. It's great to have someone to enjoy the journey with. <3
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