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Kathleen
@Kathleen
12/14/11 12:14:54AM
28 posts

wwoofing abroad, or in general


Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures

I love this conversation! <3 My husband, myself and our 17 year old son are selling everything over the next few months, buying backpacks and long term camping gear and taking off in March out west. We rent anyway so it's just stuff. We plan on hiking, camping and traveling by foot for however long we feel the need. After that we plan on joining the Wwoofing community too and look to learn organic farming. From there we would like to be apart of a like minded community of people who want to live off the land, off grid as possible, sharing knowledge and skills, while having time to be who we were meant to be. I love that more and more people are talking about these things. In the town I live in now near Boston it is all about what you own and what your career is. It has been a challenge living here over the past year and a half but we have grown alot because of it. The more fakeness surrounds us the more real we seem to become. Our family is so opposite we stick out like a sore thumb. It's actually pretty hilarious especially at my job. We will pretty much be making ourselves homeless by doing this and alot of people think we're crazy, but I have never felt more sane in all my 50 years. ; ) Oh, and our cat will be joining us : )


updated by @Kathleen: 07/23/15 05:07:43PM
Kathleen
@Kathleen
11/26/11 12:08:36AM
28 posts

Article Critique: "White People and Dreadlocks: A Problematic Union"


History and Religious Significance

Hahaha......funny! See....that's subjective too. Using 8 fingers to finger through my naturally curly thick hair, that used to require a full cup of conditioner on wet hair and 15 minutes of "brushing" with a brush, would have been as hilarious as this article. If all I had to use was 8 fingers to "smooth" out my hair the only affect I would make would be to separate it, and it would still lock into the sections I separated. : ) So, it's not really a choice, if your hair has a different agenda.


updated by @Kathleen: 07/22/15 08:34:58AM
Kathleen
@Kathleen
11/25/11 11:26:52PM
28 posts

Article Critique: "White People and Dreadlocks: A Problematic Union"


History and Religious Significance

First of all the use of the word "privileges" is very subjective. We each view privilege in our own way depending on our past experiences. Just like SE stated, it depends on who you ask.

Secondly, setting aside the semantics, locking of the hair is a natural occurrence. No one can "own" a natural occurrence. It belongs to the nature of things. If you do not brush or comb your hair, your hair will lock and you will have dreadlocks. A brush or comb is not a natural occurrence. We were not born with a brush or comb in our hand so as to not offend another human being. Thinking about it in this practical sense makes this article soundembarrassinglynaive.

Kathleen
@Kathleen
11/22/11 09:13:59PM
28 posts

Trouble with dreads growing together???


Dread Maintenance

My dreads are almost 4 months old and mine do the same thing. If I missseparating only one day, the base of alot of my dreads will start to connect.My routine is this and I have about 45-50 dreads to do this with: When I get up in the morning I start with the front dread and pull it away with the one behind it. I then have those two dreads in my hand and I pull it away from the third dread, on and on until I get half way around the back. I then do the next side. I do the same thing at night before bed. If I wash my hair that day I just wait till after I wash and towel dry and then Iseparate and then again at night.I find that keeping on top of it keeps me from having any pain and I sort of enjoy messing with them. I consider it gardening and since I love my dreads it doesn't bother me. You really have to pull them apart all the way to the roots, usually you will hear a little snap sound. I'm a weirdo, but I like it. Haha. ; ) Anyway, it's a heck of alot better than having to brush or style your hair all the time. Good luck!

Kathleen
@Kathleen
11/23/11 01:45:58AM
28 posts

loops and matted at the roots...help!


Help! Save My Dreads

I have had mine for almost 4 months and mine start joining if I miss one day separating. I do mine once in the am and once in the pm everyday because of how much mine want to join. I get that ripping sound although because I keep up with them it's more of a snapping sound. My husband is one month behind me in dreading and he isn't too good about keeping up with them and sometimes his makes that ripping sound. When you separate you need to pull them apart all the way to the scalp, and you have to do it to all of them. Especially at the beginning. Once they start finding their place and locking more you will find only certain ones will try to join and it gets easier to do the separating. Until then, do it at least once a day while they are having the issue, especially after they get wet. Good luck!

Kathleen
@Kathleen
11/11/11 11:26:16PM
28 posts

Need Style Ideas For Very Short Dreads


Dreadlock Styles and Dread Styling

That sounds like a great idea Tia! I think it will work out great! This way you can make it just like you want. Maybe you can get some pretty yarn with sparkles/metallic thread in it. I want to see pics when the time comes! : )

Tia said:

Thanks so much, ladies! I love the ideas!We've been having bad storms here and the power/internet hasn't been very reliable. I think I am going to go with some type of hair covering. I have a few that I madebut they just aren't for going to a nice party like this. I guess I'll be picking up some new yarn tomorrow to make something a bit fancier :)

Kathleen
@Kathleen
11/09/11 01:53:23PM
28 posts

Need Style Ideas For Very Short Dreads


Dreadlock Styles and Dread Styling

Here are some pictures-Mine was like this except the weave wasn't so loose and my flower wasn't so big.
http://kitschnsync.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/honeylove.jpg

Just look up holiday flapper hat images to get some more ideas.

Kathleen
@Kathleen
11/09/11 01:49:23PM
28 posts

Need Style Ideas For Very Short Dreads


Dreadlock Styles and Dread Styling

How about a "flapper style hat"? I just got a job and had to work a party for the Holiday kick-off. At this point my hair has made huge transformations with about 1/2 of my dreads completely looped up on itself about 8 times, which makes for quite a look. They are less than half the length of my other dreads now. The point is I had to cover it so I wore a thin knit woven flapper style hat and a pretty fascinater on the side. With your hair short, it would cover all of it, with just a few little ends of the dreads hanging out of it. No one would even know you had dreads. The only thing people commented on was how pretty the fascinater was. Good luck! (If your dreads make the hat too poofy on the top just put a thin skull cap on first and then the flapper hat)
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