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Brian Joyce
@Brian Joyce
07/19/11 02:56:55PM
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Speeding Up Natural DreadLocks Creation Theory


Dreading Methods

That's a good one. Right now my lifestyle is as far away from a fan as you can get -- but not in mileage terms. I'm writing from the Public Library in Medway, Mass. on an exploratory bike camping journey from the Mass. North Shore to south of Providence, RI. The natives in this area rarely get out to see their own environment. They usuallystay enclosed in their four wheeled boxes. The mosquitos will get them. The deer ticks will give them Lyme Disease!!! How can they walk out doors and watch the National Corporate Monopoly Ball Team at the same time?!!!! So . . . I've adopted the regional outdoors.

By the way, keep your fan going, but, based on some of my indoor knowledge, you should know that fans tend to encourage mealy bugs on house plants. If you don't have any house plants do yourself a favor and get one . . .just don't get it too near the fan.


updated by @Brian Joyce: 07/18/15 09:27:03AM
Brian Joyce
@Brian Joyce
04/25/11 03:41:30PM
18 posts

Speeding Up Natural DreadLocks Creation Theory


Dreading Methods

Wow. Maybe I need to exercise my hair more. I have wavey sometimes a bit coarse hair and I've only got two dreads after almost a year. But it seems like there's always a reason to wear a hat. For example, being an artist and craftsman I am liable to be using tools I'd rather not get wrapped up in tools. Don't know if you heard about the female chemistry student at Yale that lost her life last week after getting her hair caught in machinery. OUCH! I've also spent lots of time outdoors and a hat is, I believe, such a good temperature moderator. Really, I'm not too worried if it takes another five years. I just thought THE WIND would be a good accelerator. I guess any movement is the key. Hey, maybe that really is you up in the photo in the corner . . . doing dreadful exercises.

Elise said:
It has been windy here in Texas for a good spell now. I have outside chores and now that I am allowing my hair to dread. I don't contain it in a protective hairstyle anymore such as a braid or put up in a clip. I quit combing my hair as of April 20, 2011 and I have LOTS of tangles right now. I go outside and turn my head upside down, anything to expose all my head area to the wind. My waist length hair is already dreaded and shrinking and I have fine, silky, caucasianhair.
Brian Joyce
@Brian Joyce
04/23/11 09:06:41PM
18 posts

Speeding Up Natural DreadLocks Creation Theory


Dreading Methods

As they say in the old westerns "You better emoticon a smile when you say that" :D The more I think about it, if I just wore my hats and bike helmet less often I'd get better tangles. I'm thinking of going to Mt. Monadnock is Southern New Hampshire in a few weeks and I'm told, from only one source, that it's a tough hike and not a drive. And I'll be biking to get there. With a helmet.

Kyle said:
Stick your head out the window driving up the mountain :)
Brian Joyce
@Brian Joyce
04/20/11 09:55:25PM
18 posts

Speeding Up Natural DreadLocks Creation Theory


Dreading Methods

We're so close. You must tell me what goes on in Danvers. I'm bicycling in Lynn on Friday. And I my schedule is totally flexible. Let me know if I can be distracted from my standard isolation mindset. I liked your page design pattern. I have a history with paisley. But I didn't vote for you. I voted for myself . . . I couldn't help it!!!! I . . . mistakenly read the reviews as I viewed the entrants and I felt so dissed (nothing I can't get over) that I just had to dissent from the general direction of the opinions, which is my habit . . . it didn't make me feel any better. Then I saw that you didn't have any votes either. I mean, we were locked in a mortal battle for the title of last place . . . and then I blew it.

fancyAmanda said:
I use to live in the Lynn Beach/Diamond District area, and I'm currently living a few miles north of there in Danvers, which is what I meant by around the corner ;) I really like your drawings -- I loved walking that boardwalk, and I still enjoy spending some summer days on Nahant Beach.

Brian Joyce said:
Amanda, You're right around the corner? I'm in New Hampshire this week. Last week I was in Rhode Island. But I expect to be in Cambridge on Friday. Around the corner? Mt. Auburn? Watertown? or Cambridge Cemetery? LOL. I lived in Lynn, Ma. the last few years. Oh, man, Amanda, to live around my corner is pretty hard to do these days. But about dreads and Wind, when I was in Lynn I'm really disappointed that I didn't let my hair take advantage of the sea breezes. I was at the Lynn ocean regularly ( http://bjoyceartlynn10.blogspot.com ) last summer but I didn't immerse myself in the wind as much as I did the warmth of the sun. I pay very studied attention to what I wear when I go outdoors. I try to carry as little as possible and I almost always wear a hat. My auxiliary theory is: hats inhibit beginning dreads.


Brian Joyce
@Brian Joyce
04/19/11 01:49:52PM
18 posts

Speeding Up Natural DreadLocks Creation Theory


Dreading Methods

I get the umbrella aversion but no coat !! You must live in the tropics. Actually. I went through most of the past winter in Massachusetts with, usually, no coat and a denim vest. The vest had enough pockets to satisfy me. But beneath it I wore a wool sweater "tshirt". Then a button-up cotton shirt. Then, one or two sweaters between the shirt and vest depending on the temps and wind.

Shanxon Lemasters said:
I am in love with the elements, and NEVER use an umbrella and avoid coats at all costs, (will use an umbrella over my kiddos if they are sick or sniffly and the rain is cold.
Brian Joyce
@Brian Joyce
04/19/11 12:59:04PM
18 posts

Speeding Up Natural DreadLocks Creation Theory


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Thanks for your support of the Speeding Up of Natural Dreads Creation Theory

GoldenEagle said:

The wind will and has helped the progression dreadlocks for the people who take advantage of it.

Brian Joyce
@Brian Joyce
04/19/11 12:20:13PM
18 posts

Speeding Up Natural DreadLocks Creation Theory


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Amanda, You're right around the corner? I'm in New Hampshire this week. Last week I was in Rhode Island. But I expect to be in Cambridge on Friday. Around the corner? Mt. Auburn? Watertown? or Cambridge Cemetery? LOL. I lived in Lynn, Ma. the last few years. Oh, man, Amanda, to live around my corner is pretty hard to do these days. But about dreads and Wind, when I was in Lynn I'm really disappointed that I didn't let my hair take advantage of the sea breezes. I was at the Lynn ocean regularly ( http://bjoyceartlynn10.blogspot.com ) last summer but I didn't immerse myself in the wind as much as I did the warmth of the sun. I pay very studied attention to what I wear when I go outdoors. I try to carry as little as possible and I almost always wear a hat. My auxiliary theory is: hats inhibit beginning dreads.


Brian Joyce
@Brian Joyce
04/19/11 11:49:51AM
18 posts

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Exactly. I feel like I'm drawing on some long ago memory. And I recall my greatest knottiness was after being in the Wind. I've had long (combed) hair for years but in recent years I've almost always worn a hat to cover my head. Apparently, if your hair isn't swinging around from the roots the tangling is very limited.
Brian Joyce
@Brian Joyce
04/19/11 11:29:35AM
18 posts

Speeding Up Natural DreadLocks Creation Theory


Dreading Methods

Coldness tends to weaken the ability of the body to fight off microbes which may well be in the body quite comfortably when the body is warm. When a warm blooded animal's body gets cold the major portion of the animal's energy is devoted to fighting off the potentially eminent disaster -- death by freezing. The body doesn't know that there may be a space heater in it's near future. After all a body doesn't have a mind. LOL
updated by @Brian Joyce: 07/23/15 05:07:32PM
Brian Joyce
@Brian Joyce
04/16/11 10:35:57PM
18 posts

Speeding Up Natural DreadLocks Creation Theory


Dreading Methods

I had a the most reliable heater in there -- called respiration. When that heater fails you don't have to worry about the temp anymore. LOL. On sunny days it's totally solar. Most days I could read, write and draw. On a sunny day at this time of year, when there's no leaves yet for shading, it's down right hot under clear plastic.
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