By Tara C, 2012-06-12
Well, dreading my hair has been the best thing I could've done in terms of my confidence as well as my outlook, patience, etc. It's such a cliche, I know, but it's true, it's helped me a lot. All in things I never expected it to make any difference with. That said, there's one thing it can't really help with, and that's feeling self-conscious over my eczema/sores. I have this huge, deep sore on my forehead at the moment, and I went out today and no-one even looked at me twice. It's a huge relief to feel like I can go out and not be seen like a freak, because although things like that usually don't bother me, it's not particularly pleasant.
Anyway, I went to my nan's house to see her after going out and it was petty busy. My uncle and auntie were there, cousins, one cousin's friend, etc. Everyone was fine, but the friend of one of my cousins just stared at me for literally about thirty seconds. She didn't say a word to me at all, just stared at me. That made me feel really self-conscious. It's annoying, honestly, cos that's what kids do. We're all curious creatures, but kids are the ones that openly stare or say insensitive things. She's a couple of years older than me, so I would've thought she'd have had the maturity to not openly stare at someone without saying anything. At the very least, you can ask about it. But to just stare at someone like they're an outcast is just...rude and insensitive. I don't mind people staring regarding the dreads, cos that's my choice, I love them, so why would their opinion bother me? But this is different because it's not something I choose, it's something out of my control and that I aready feel bad about.
Rant over, basically. I'm not a confrontational person whatsoever, so it's nice to just be able to let it all out on here.
By Hans Miniar Jónsson, 2012-06-11
medications, transformations, complications...
Life's a mess, been that for a while.
The locks were a bit of a mess too....
so in a moment of weakness, panic, madness, whatever you want to call it, the locks...
.. they're gone.
But, from the ashes the rising bird of fire comes anew.
The hair will be untouched. Clean, yes, but uncut and uncombed, until it takes the form it chooses, without being forced.. only manipulation being the colour.
'course, if it wasn't for the shipping costs, I'd have the most awesome shampoo in the world to clean it with too.. but alas...
By Sook Ki, 2012-06-11
so i have a ionizing water filter, but i was wondering will that also filter my hard water?
By SammieKay, 2012-06-11
By amanda young, 2012-06-10
i sit here in the night, trying to realine my life,
not just fill one side but both with love n light,
i want my light inside to shine so bright,
it will run from scalp to the end of my dreads,
an shine like rays of sun after a rainy night
,when u pass by me an i smile
i hope u feel a warm vibe from inside an u pass it on for miles n miles...
a poem written by yours truly Amanda Young
By Sook Ki, 2012-06-10
so i should have just waited and washed my hair in the morning, but i couldnt help it, i felt so dirty after coming back from having car wash the whole day! so my decision was to was blow dry my 1 week old natural dreads, (well becoming dreads) and what a mistake i woke up this morning, and my hair is still a little damp, and less knotted. i feel as though the blow dryer detangled my hair a little and made it smooth. though my hair is stillseparatedand still feels hard but still, i feel like a lost some process oh well, im sure the loose hair will find its way back to where its suppose to be, until then, just got to be patient, patient, patient!
By Ghosst36, 2012-06-09
Hey, im new to the site but not to locks. Ive had my locks for 2 years now. I love em and i wouldnt change it for the world. its nice to see all of you on here.Just thought Id say whats up.
By Baba Fats, 2012-06-08
So I posted a series of pics of my library a few days ago and since then I have been getting tons of recommendations of others to read. I don't remember them all so I decided to start a blog of authors and books I should look into. If you think of any let me know. I love anything sciencey, and I love sci-fi.fantasy. Iespeciallylike Dystopias. But I think my collection of them is pretty good.
Here's what I remember people recommending so far:
By Ixchel, 2012-06-08
a girl i went to high school with posted this on my fb today & it really brightened me up when I needed it most. she put it wonderfully.
"you remind me of a butterfly. You have gone through so many beautiful stages of metamorphosis! "
just made my day
By Alejandro, 2012-06-08
I'm 9 weeks into my dreadlock expiriance and a couple of locks of hair in the back are starting to dread at the tips. Its pretty interesting how the strands of hair are all jumbled up and locked together and slowly locking its way up to my scalp. Lil by lil the rest will begin to catch, lock and grow and I look forward to seeing the end result.
But seeing the beginning stages of my locks really shows that this isn't something u rush into and go to a hair salon and get done. This is something you must grow into and it into you. Its an expiriance that must be lived to truly understand and apriciate the dreadlock itself. Their is many different lessons of life that can be learned from an eperiance like this. Even though Im only beginning this journey, I can already see the long lasting benafits of this transformation.