By Pixy, 2012-07-21
i do believe i am taking my nose ring out..i just really enjoy my nose better without it
myy dreads will be 2 months the 26th of this month..i honestly like have really washed them 4 good times
i did a sea salt wash and have been using baking soda and apple cider to wash me hair..i mean they are coming along pretty well..we counted I HAVE 43 DREADS..makes me happy i still have loose hair and what not
some are trying to split at the roots i was going to either wrap them or really let the do their thing and when they get long enough ill make it into its own dread if its still split
buttt i also have congos at the roots that i want to grow together so i could really use advice on how to wrap them with sayembroidery threads would be helpful!
i rant btw.
a friend said to maybe put some wax on the split roots to help them..i just dont feel toooo down with that?
By christina popejoy, 2012-07-19
Okay so since I started dreading I have been thinking alot about my impact on the planet and the way I conduct myself, my ethics are being challenged and im glad.
I have been vegetarian before quite a few years ago. And without too long I became anaemic. I dont know if this was due to just eating vegetables. I mean I was the only one in my household that made this choice and I would usually just have more veg to make up for not having meat. But my mom and I didnt really have a clue. She was supportive but we just didnt do our homework.
I have been careful to buy free range eggs and RSPCA Freedom food meats. But I am still saddened to find that even these animals are stunned before they are fully dispatched and mechanical sorting devices can still be used to move animals through the process. To be honest it makes me feel pretty sick and I dont quite understand how that comes under the 'Humane slaughter' braket. I mean the conditions seem very strict and clear but it is still a killing factory.
I definatley am thinking of trying to eat the vegetarian way for now. And I will be looking at this time as meat fasting! Where I can search my soul and pray about this. Does this keep in line with God' plan and the stewardship we we're given over the earth and the animals. To protect it and care and love for it???hurrrrm a ton to think about! I still dont know how I feel about slaughter done by a farmer on small local organic farm we have many here in England. Something still to ponder!
But for now after watching the From farm to Fridge documentary on You tube I amdefinitelyput off.
By Jordan Toler, 2012-07-19
By Charlie Boston, 2012-07-19
Im a newbie to dreading, a friend recently cut hers off as she was having a baby?? (not sure there what her dreads were going to do to her baby but anyway). As soon as I met her I knew I wanted to dread my hair it felt so natural! we've know each other for nearly a year now so Ive been keen on getting my hair to dread for a while. When i decided a few months ago I turned into an impatient child... When I decide on something I'm normally ready and I go for it but I had short hair, not short for me but extremely short for dreads! So for the past few months I have been patiently nurturing my hair and helping it grow.... probably not with all the crap Im putting in it to be honest! anyway.. I looked at the websites, looked at knotty boy and dreadheadHQ, the latter having me more sold but still sold. Then I stumbled upon these forums and you've stolen it from them all!
I not only want, I NEED advice on how do I start this without looking like a compete bum to work etc and how can I speed up the process yet still be natural and get the best looking natural dreads possible?!!! Im not asking too much am I ha ha ha. Oh lamens terms if possible, newbie
dedicated "ready to be dreaded" dj Charlie B
By Michael Engbersen, 2012-07-18
my hair is about 5 - 6 inches long so im pretty sure its long enough now. What i want to ask is what is the best way to dye or bleach my hair blonde before dreading? My hair is brown naturally but I want to blonde it before dreading. Any help is welcome
By Amanda12, 2012-07-18
asked my mother! lol.
What do you want dreadlocks?
You look like a messy hippy!
Can you like brush your hair?
So what your never gunna wash your hair?
Im not gunna brush it, but I wash it!
What are you gunna do when you cant get a comb though your hair?
Not brush it...
WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO ME!
NO really brush your freakin hair.
Are you really always gunna be a dirty hippy?
:D yeah :D
Yup its true, I saw my mom today! She noticed my crazy ass hair. lol
By Andrea Rosario, 2012-07-17
Born naked into this world
we stood alone
though surounded by others
wewere condition to be what society dictated we be
set us to dance
stripped away the residue of society
every size and shape
reaching for echother
joining we grow stronger
We are one
we are many
we are free
and we thank you.
love, your dreads
By Amanda12, 2012-07-17
My hair has crazy knotted volume and I love it! But my best friend thinks I look like crap. lol. She doesnt know my goal of this matted mess resembling dreadlocks someday. I am not ready to tell people. Its my thing. People will find out in time, but this isnt for them. I feel more beautiful everyday and I realize I look like a crazy homeless lady but I like it. I have completly let go of typical ideas of beauty. I have always been about 140lbs and I have always felt bigger than I want. I have had 2 children and look bigger now than I ever have been. But I feel great. I feel beautiful. I am changing my views of not only my hair but my entire body.
By derek3, 2012-07-16
By BlasphemyBlack, 2012-07-16
so after about a month of neglect ive taken some of my natural sections and twist and ripped some more dreads into the underside of my hair. not particularly neatly or tighly, more as just a rough guide!! will gradualy work my way up my head and then leave it the hell alone!!!
here it goes.....