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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
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 snobslol
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

Lu A
@Lu A
04/27/11 09:41:54PM
66 posts

On the right path?


Introduce Yourself

wow man, they look good!

I second Amanda's idea to start a timeline. I don't think i've ever seen how backcombed dreads with no wax mature. pretty interested o see how they evolve.

ps. your hair was sooo long, holy cow.

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
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