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Cargo Chick
@cargo-chick
12/11/10 03:25:38AM
28 posts

Cargo Chick's timeline....rip and twist


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Attempted to henna my hair...ahhh...bright bright orange (first picture) Not cool. lol

Bleached out the front a bit (second picture)

Dyed the front purple and the back brown/black (it was supposed to be a burgandy)

loving it! I love my dreads more and more every day! I'm not stressing about separating or anything...I'm getting some big loops, but that's alright. I've tried to wear beads a couple times, but can't get them to stay in! How do you guys do it? I even make my own beads but can't seem to get them small enough? Then when I put them on, I feel like I'm hurting my dread if they are too tight....I'm confused.

Last pic is some of the beads I've made.


updated by @cargo-chick: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
Cargo Chick
@cargo-chick
11/23/10 01:30:24PM
28 posts

I am in the process of getting dreadlocks. Why do I feel like a fake?


General Talk

I feel the same way...with a similar situation. I just figure that I'm evolving, and I may not stay this way (dreaded and casual/hippyish) but it's an experience. Better than staying the same person for 80 years! How boring would that be?Just remember that you don't have to BE anyone. You are changing and trying new things all the time...learning about yourself. Most dreadies aren't judgmental about why you have your dreads...like if you work somewhere corporate or dress preppy you won't be accepted. We all understand that it's a specific experience that SO many people never give themselves the opportunity to have.Just live in the moment. Enjoy who you are right now. Don't worry about who you were before or who you will be in the future. Take it all as it comes.
Cargo Chick
@cargo-chick
11/18/10 03:16:25AM
28 posts

Which came first, the hippie or the dread?


General Talk

Definitely agree that if you need to shower, do it! lol I lived on the island of Okinawa for two years...and I had to shower at least twice a day there! Of course, not only was it the weather, but I was aircraft maintenance in the military so I got all greasy and sweaty. lol
Cargo Chick
@cargo-chick
11/18/10 02:44:11AM
28 posts

Which came first, the hippie or the dread?


General Talk

I started out wanting dreads because I had seen all the cool videos on crocheting and how tight and manicured it looked...then I did it (with extensions) and it just felt wrong. So I decided to do it with twist and rip.Suddenly I find myself using more natural products. Bought handmade soap for my dreads, used it on my whole body! Finding my acne is clearing up too! Now instead of dying my hair with chemical products, I'm drawn to henna! I find myself browsing aluminum free deodorants on etsy!I'm not showering as often as I was before, and I still don't stink! Recently there was an article in my local paper on people who don't shower. They get what they need from a wash cloth. One girl said that there has never been a time where we needed to shower less, but we've never showered more! How true! Our lives are so sterile, and yet we feel the need to wash every inch of our bodies once, sometimes twice a day!I just can't believe how dreading my hair has changed my outlook on life. I'm loving it!
updated by @cargo-chick: 01/13/15 08:49:59PM
Cargo Chick
@cargo-chick
11/18/10 01:46:20AM
28 posts

Cargo Chick's timeline....rip and twist


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Well, here I am at week...I think 12? I'm not quite sure anymore. And I'm too lazy to go back and count!

I've noticed the back of my head is getting tighter and tighter, shrinking too. the front is pretty much the same as always, it has stayed tight from the beginning and there hasn't been any shrinkage to my knowledge.

I've been separating a lot, but not as compulsively as before. I was so paranoid that they would congo that I would pry at the root to make sure each was separate! Now I just wait for it to grow out a bit, and go to it.

Today is actually the first day that I've had some doubts and even considered combing out! My personality has changed a lot...I've always been really adventurous with my hair, but I was also the type of person who wouldn't leave the house without makeup...so now that I'm dealing with this massive fuzzy head, I figure that worrying about makeup would be kind of silly! If I don't worry what people think about my hair, why would I worry about makeup and clothes?

Then again, I have the freedom to not work (disabled veteran)...and not everyone has that. I've been considering applying for a couple jobs, some volunteer positions too, and I'm not quite sure how to make my hair a little more presentable. And at the same time, I'm not sure I want to. I don't have to work, so why stress about changing my appearance just to get a job? I'm still debating on this one.

I do miss my black and purple hair though. I was inspired by someone else on here to henna my dreads. Did some research and bought some product online tonight. Couple different colors...god forbid my hair be all the same color!! I want at least 3 different shades of red in there!

I'm also going to get back to working on my beads. I slacked off for a long time...and I need to sell the ones I've already made...Starting next week, I'll be selling!Oh yeah...pictures!


updated by @cargo-chick: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
Cargo Chick
@cargo-chick
11/06/10 10:58:47PM
28 posts

Cargo Chick's timeline....rip and twist


Member Journals and Timelines

Going on week 10 now!


updated by @cargo-chick: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
Cargo Chick
@cargo-chick
10/07/10 11:53:25AM
28 posts

How to combine dreads?


Dreading Methods

I'm almost at 5 weeks with my twist n rip dreads...I made them so so small though, now I'm wishing I had some bigger ones. I know they'll fatten up later, but these are smaller than a pencil. They are pretty tight already, I had a lot of damage and it seems to have accelerated the dreading.So how to I combine them into a larger dread? I haven't even had to separate any of these that I want to combine so I can't just stop separating them....should I bead them together?
updated by @cargo-chick: 02/14/15 02:14:18AM
Cargo Chick
@cargo-chick
09/30/10 10:00:02PM
28 posts

My Beads!


Dreadlock Styles and Dread Styling

Thanks...I'm actually really unhappy with the way that one (the sun) turned out...but I just bought some more supplies so I'll be churning out higher quality stuff asap! More like that, on the way!
Cargo Chick
@cargo-chick
09/30/10 10:41:41AM
28 posts

My Beads!


Dreadlock Styles and Dread Styling

I'll ship anywhere, once I'm sure that they are good enough! lolRight now I'm putting the glaze on after baking...but I'm going to experiment some more with my methods. I have had a little trouble with peeling...not bad so far but again, I'm working some kinks out.I'm thrilled that people like them so far! I'll let you know in about a week if I'm ready to sell/trade!
updated by @cargo-chick: 07/23/15 07:05:33PM
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