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May 2012 Blog Posts (58)

I gave up on trying to dread

After a month I just cut my hair at the spur of the moment.

Didn't have too much of a reason to cut them besides my job and people looking at me like I'm strange, I guess I just don't live in a place where I can have(developing) dreads...next to all this, I'm a shitty care taker anyway so...I don't feel I've lost anything, anyway, they'll grow back and Ill try again. 

In the mean time I need a girlfriend -____-

Added by Outoftheloop on May 31, 2012 at 11:00pm — 8 Comments

Saved my life!

So.. I've wanted dreads for 2 and a half years. I finally decided to do it after I graduated highschool. The only websites I had found were dreadheadhq and knottyboys, or websites only suggesting the "neglect" method. Which was not for me. So I bought a kit from dreadheadhq and I recieved it today.

First of all I would like to state…

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Added by SarahSuffocate on May 31, 2012 at 10:22pm — 11 Comments

anyone know what type of shorts these are?

i was wondering if anyone knew what type of shorts these were or where i could buy a pair. thanks :D

Added by Ashlin Williamson on May 31, 2012 at 4:40pm — 3 Comments

My first blog about dreads

Hey! I'm kinda new to this whole dread thing. I've been interested in dreads for a long time but a few days ago I had a really strong urge to get dreads. So I googled and youtubed about people who had dreads and about how they got their dreads…

Some people had extension, which I think defeats the whole purpose. I really dislike extension but that's just my opinion. Other's used backcombing and a crochet hook (which is the first thing I tried cos I thought it'd be…

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Added by Hiba J on May 31, 2012 at 6:36am — No Comments


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sleep wear

I'm new to the site. I've only had my dreads for about 3 weeks. I was told today that retwisting isn't the greatest thing to do so i'm going to let it happen naturally. So my question is do i need to sleep with something over my dreads even if i'm forming them naturally?

Added by Cristopher Darscel Revis on May 31, 2012 at 6:07am — 1 Comment

Rubber Bands OUT Freedom IN.

I removed rubber bands today and feel more liberated. My dreadies are going to be two months in a few days think I am going to celebrate and take them out for a day at the beach :).. My hair is a total mess but, its part of being a dread head. I love em more and more as the days progress (ok that is not the whole truth) some days, I want to just take em out because they are so unmanagable but, I let…

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Added by Dee on May 31, 2012 at 1:19am — 1 Comment

sigh :/

i have been out a computer for nearly two years and it blows. i dont like using my phone all the time, its super annoying. touch screen keypads are another pain.

i need to get my computer fixed asap.

also im thinking i want to actually start posting videos on my youtube account, or this one. its worth a shot, right?

itd be cool if we all gave eachother further support by following each other.

this is also another thing id need my computer for.



on a side note,ive… Continue

Added by Breana on May 30, 2012 at 1:42am — 1 Comment


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No progress

So it's day 10 of no brushing and no washing, Complete neglect of my hair and I've gotten no where.

My hair is just so straight, So flat and so thin it's just not knotting.

I'd normally be pretty happy about this because I hated brushing out knots lol

Any insight on how to get my hair knotty? Do's and don'ts?

Sure it's got a few knots, But they're just straggly loose knots that don't look like they will be doing much.

It looks good in a hair wrap but not what I want…

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Added by Elizabeth on May 29, 2012 at 10:12am — 8 Comments

Dreads!!!

Okay, so I just finished my dreads yesterday I started them on the 20th...ummmm I think they look pretty good for being so young! lol. However, I used the twist & rip method and my roots are really loose, I'm not worried about them (they should tighten up, right?) but how bad do they need to be before you start worrying about it? If anyone can help it'd be much appreciated. I REALLY love not having to brush my hair anymore, I've hated it ever since I was a kid, but I've always loved…

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Added by Viktorija on May 27, 2012 at 9:13pm — 2 Comments


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Why I Am Vegan

People I know call me 'extreme' and classify me an extremist for going full vegan instead of vegeterian, ovo-, pesci-, whatever. If you understand and internalize the rationale behind going vegeterian, why half-step and still munch on fish, eggs, milk, etc?? That doesn't make sense to me. Maybe all or nothing at all is extreme, but that means slave-owners would have been rational in keeping slaves "only for dangerous jobs", etc....other than the…

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Added by Kuguru on May 27, 2012 at 7:09am — 7 Comments


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oh what strange webs we weave

so awhile back i wrote a blog about  a distant relative named terrence macsweeny or mcsweenie or macsweenie (i think is actually right)

for those who didnt read that blog post ill recap it quickly here terrence was  i believe a great great uncle or  3rd cousin 4th removed or whatever im not sure how it all works out

but he was like the mayor of cork in ireland around the 1920s he wrote the book on freedom called principles of freedom that inspired ghandi and mau tze tung and…

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Added by ☮ soaring eagle ॐ on May 27, 2012 at 1:38am — 1 Comment

dread now...or wait?

I want to start my dreads now, I hate waiting. Its going to take months to form nice dreads. So part of me says go for it, why wait? But I need a job and it'd be a bit tougher to get a job if I had them, I live in a small town and it can be not so accepting. So the other part of me says to wait. I just don't know how long that wait will be.
Ahh this stinks!

Added by Breana on May 26, 2012 at 2:22am — 3 Comments


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Miradas en blanco de extraños

I know I must not be the only one who's hair gets stared at everywhere I go, but it sure feels like it. HAHA. Most days I just ignore the fact the everyone in the room is staring at my hair. It's funny how the minute I glance at them they quickly look away, like they are trying to hide the fact that they were just staring at me for what seems like hours. It's rare when someone says "hey I like your hair" or "wow your dreads are cool" or "you look good with dreads". So this is my question, I…

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Added by Stephani on May 26, 2012 at 12:21am — 11 Comments

Help me:3

I need itch relief. my hair is knotting beautifully and I couldn't be more satisfied but the with summer coming and having to sit all day in a hot school, my scalp is on fire. Remedies?

Added by Kuwabara on May 25, 2012 at 9:16am — 1 Comment


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Hi, I'm demi

and let's just say this hasn't been my year.

This has actually probably been the worst year of my life.

I finally, after getting kicked out of my moms, being homeless, being arrested, and then put in a mental hospital, I'm living at my dads, waiting For my plane trip to move in with my grand parents,

This is the first time I'm having my own bed, and my own room. When my grandma told me that i'de have everything i'de ever wanted, and more, I was in tears.



I've been… Continue

Added by Demi Lauren on May 24, 2012 at 8:16pm — 4 Comments


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Korean Dreadlocks

After a year and 9 months of growing out my hair I finally got dreadlocks (the soul purpose of growing out my hair). Went from straight buzz cut to about 12in of hair and now to dreadlocks. I honestly didn't think my hair would good for dreads and was getting kind of worried prior to getting them but a pat on the back for my hair, its holding up very good. The guy used the back combing method, crochetted the loose hairs, the whole process took around 12 hours - _ -. I have read all about wax…

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Added by Peter Kim on May 24, 2012 at 3:00pm — 13 Comments

Hmm...

So after reading around a bit, and just pondering on how my hair works, I decided it would probably be better for me to, instead of going the neglect route, to tnr my hair. My hair is really crazy and bi-polar, and it varies from matting in the back within a few hours, to staying totally knot free for days at a time, so my hair may turn into one giant dread if I just let it go, or stay in it's naturally wavy/curly state for weeks...

Started on the tnr-ing earlier, have about a quarter…

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Added by Hannaaaa on May 24, 2012 at 12:49am — 4 Comments


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Blunted tips

It seems my hair was listening to me when I said I didn't want blunted tips. And it decided to teach me a lesson.

A quarter of my dreads have blunted themselves at the tip. All of my fatties and a good batch of skinnies. Some of them have just folded themselves right in half. Still more are very thick or paddle-y with skinny little rat tails hanging off of them.

And I love it. It's ridiculous. I have found the beauty in the blunted tips.

I promised myself that once I…

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Added by Tied up in knots on May 23, 2012 at 2:27pm — 3 Comments


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8 weeeeks update!

So today I hit the 8weeks mark!

my dread babies are knotting up good, but 60% of my hair is undreaded. They do feel frizzy, fuzzy and springy tho.

I hope in couple months, my hair will start sectioning its self more and start getting tangled up!

Added by Lapis Angela Lazuli on May 23, 2012 at 1:21pm — 4 Comments


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Beads, loops & energy.

Well, my mom gets on me about the loops in my dreads as of recently. Honestly, I love the loops. I wear wooden beads in them when I want a little more of a fun feel to my babies and the excess in which I've been wearing them have added character. I don't want tame dreads that all look the same. I wash them and separate them...that's probably the extent of work I do on my hair. Gah, I'm such a happy camper though.

On another note, I've been quite careful about who I let touch my dreads…

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Added by Rhia Marie on May 23, 2012 at 12:59am — 1 Comment

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