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Lu A
@Lu A
06/13/11 01:08:27AM
66 posts

How long is it gonna' take me from here... :D


Dreading Methods

I flipped a couple of mine, just to see what would happen. Didn't do much though. They were already pretty solid dreads, and I didn't do it very much or tight, within a few weeks you couldn't even tell I had done anything, the roots were right back to how they had been before. There is one in the front that visually I can't tell, but when I touch it, I can tell where I flipped it, but even that one is slowly going back to normal. Wasn't the death of my dreads at all, but my hair is really frizzy and curly. Most afro-textured hair, root flipping is...well, not fine, but it's not the end of the world. Or your dreads. Of course, I can't really say it did anything for my dreads, but mine were already sectioned/separate.
Lu A
@Lu A
06/13/11 12:45:34AM
66 posts

Dreads & racism


Life Issues Facing Dreads

I guess I'm getting back into this.

But because i don't actually want to discuss the construct of "race I'm just going to ask: Don't you think that in a discussion regarding the inherent racism of our culture and how it pertains to dreadlocks, thatforcing a definition (or rather, the denial of a definition?) of the word "race" is kind of counter productive? Like, dude, you are missing the point.

Also...seriously, you're going to compare the the idea of racial tension to having red hair? Your argument is lost on me because of it's sheer ludicracy.

One more thing, it's only a question of personal taste if your personal taste is racist. So I guess that makes the person that said "white people look betterwith dreads than black people" is a racist. But no offense. Even though I may have said some offensive things, I totally didn't mean to offend anyone (I hope you get that I am trying to make a point)
Jdwood said:

Humm I can see why some one might see this has "racist" but I think this is just a question of personal taste oropinion. For example if some one would say " I do not think red heads look good with dreads" would this be considered "racist"? Now some might say that red hairedpeopleare not a "race" but once again I must ask the question how does one define race?I agree that the comment maybe lacks a bit of maturity (no offence ) but having anopinionon looks is not being "racist". Racism in myopinionisbelievingthat there is such a thing as race when it comes tohumans. Sorry for going off topic.

Tex said:
Wow someone here actually said white people look better with dreads and in the same breath said they are not racist? Where do you live where "black" people would yell at you for having your hair in a certain fashion? No matter how you try to jewel it up, saying that ANY race looks better with something is completely ridiculous. How can you judge an entire race simply on a hair style and say that NO ONE in that race looks good like this?

Thundersquall said:
White people do not look better with dreads. Black people do not look better with dreads. It is the "individual" that looks better with dreads. You dig what i am saying.

Jessica Ann Hughes said:

In my opinion, "white" people look better with dreads. I dont't know why. I'm not racist at all. I love everyone all the same, but I think it's because I see more caucasion people with dreads than african americans. Since mine are babies, I'm afraid of "black" people coming up to me and yelling at me for having them. Especially at school. I just did them so no one at school has seen me yet (kids at my high school are so bad. They will make fun of you over the littlest things). But yeah. I don't know what it is with people though. I guess since african americans think it's "their hairstyle" that they need to defend it? I don't know though. Everyone's different. Love and harmony to you all <3

Lu A
@Lu A
06/03/11 06:26:10PM
66 posts

Dready Goodness. TnR timeline. Four Month Update.


Member Journals and Timelines

Four Months! Woot!

They are now at the point where people can actually tell that my hair is dreading/dreaded which is pretty exciting. However, I've also started wearing my hair with the front dreads swept to the side because of an unfortunate situation happening at my hairline lol. Major frizz.


updated by @Lu A: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
Lu A
@Lu A
05/06/11 08:20:50PM
66 posts

Did you just imply that I don't wash my hair?


General Talk

I know Tessa, it's ridiculous. If other people do it that way then fine. I think it's gross for ANYONE to not wash their hair (it's kind like not showering. Anyone think that is pleasant?) but if they don't that's their perogative. But believe me I do not look like the kind of person that wouldn't wash my hair. If that was the only way to actually form dreads, believe me, I wouldn't have them

And actually, I need to learn to hold back. There is no filter between my brain and my mouth and I've gotten into some pretty sticky situations by just not thinking about what I said before I said it. It's an important skill that I, unfortunately, lack. However, in situations like this it comes in handy :)

God I hope not. LOL I'm in my mid-twenties, isn't that kind of behaviour suppose to stop at some point?

grittyjane said:

maybe he likes you and was pulling your pig-tails so to speak...some guys act like jerks just to get a girl's attention
Lu A
@Lu A
05/04/11 02:48:07PM
66 posts

Did you just imply that I don't wash my hair?


General Talk

Same, the majority of the people I know, ask me questions about my hair, like what i do to it and how I wash it. And I live in a city where people are mostly open-minded about other people so its pretty easy to inform when they want to be informed. Which is why this was even more of a shock to me.

I felt like the guy was just trying to get on my nerves.

And it's funny you mention that because i had JUST washed my hair before I came to the party. It was practically still damp when I showed up (not actually, my hair doesn't take that long to dry lol)

Lu A
@Lu A
05/04/11 02:19:30PM
66 posts

Did you just imply that I don't wash my hair?


General Talk

haha I know right? $750 is an insult.

Lu A
@Lu A
05/03/11 11:45:17PM
66 posts

Did you just imply that I don't wash my hair?


General Talk

Not embarrassed. Just irritated. My reaction is pretty common, I'm a very abrasive person.

Also, you put beer in your dreads? Beer is for your tummy, not your hair. Ack. Man, as much as I like punk rock, I would not have been able to go through that movement. More power, and all that. I get where the idea comes from, and I've met people myself whose hair was unwashed.

But if my hair looks and smells clean, why would you ask a dumb question like that? Is it okay for me to ask you the same thing.

Lu A
@Lu A
05/03/11 11:21:57PM
66 posts

Did you just imply that I don't wash my hair?


General Talk

yes but we don't drink to get drunk. We drink because beer is yummy. We're beer snobs lol
Lu A
@Lu A
05/03/11 10:43:26PM
66 posts

Did you just imply that I don't wash my hair?


General Talk

I was so upset by this I just had to share with people who would get it. Sunday was one of my best friend's birthday and she had a little get together. There was this guy there whom I'd met only once or twice before. When one of my friends (not the birthday girl) brought up how my dreads where coming along he butt into the conversation with the following:"You don't wash your hair, right?"I was flabbergasted, do people seriously believe that shit? I shouldn't be surprised because he was pretty ignorant on various other subjects but are you seriously implying TO MY FACE that I don't wash my hair?I tried to educate him, explaining that no in fact clean hair dreads so much easier and faster than dirty hair ever could, and regardless of that, if I hadn't washed my hair for the past three months you would smell it, genius (believe me, that is not the case, my friends are not shy about this stuff. If my hair smelled, they would tell me lol) But he wasn't having it and said "No, that's how you get dreads, by not washing your hair."Well, thank you for educating me. not like I have dreads on my head RIGHT NOW. I was getting really irritated at this point and asked "Oh, and you've had dreads before, that's how you know this?" intending that if he said no I'd tell him he should keep his lack of knowledge to himself, and if he said yes I'd say "Well, that might be why you don't have them anymore."But what he actually said was "No, but my sister has."I admit my reaction was not the kindest, but I just said the first thing that came to my head which was "Well, your sister is a dirty bitch if she doesn't wash her hair." At this point the table erupted in laughter and several of my friends informed him that it's not the brightest idea of irritate me because there is no filter on my mouth.Anyway, I just thought I'd share. Has anyone else gotten this kind of reaction from people? And you can tell me if my response was a tad rude or strong lol.
updated by @Lu A: 02/14/15 03:49:17AM
Lu A
@Lu A
04/27/11 09:45:52PM
66 posts

Okay I'm dying my dreads this weekend


General Questions

you can use a neutralizing shampoo to make sure you get it all out. My advice is to wash, wash wash and wash until your dreads drip clean water, then give the neutralizing shampoo a try. it'll turn pink if theres still dye in there

Also this site is really helpful

http://www.compunction.org/dyeing.txt

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