ive been growing dreads the wrong way for 4 years.......with wax! i washed the hell out of my dreads with vinegar and lots of soap! finally, i got it all clean! is there any way that my dreads will start dreading naturally now on? or is it too late?
By Katrina Randall, 2010-12-12
So, my boyfriend just told me that a lot of people are telling him that my dreads look bad. Okay, first off.. LOL! They don't even have enough respect to say that stupid stuff to my face. Secondly, what the hell do you know about dreads? I have no desire to explain the process of dreads to them so I'll simply leave them with they're immense IGNORANCE. It just makes me laugh. At least I have enough confidence to wear dreads whilst in high school where all I get now are dirty looks. Keep 'em coming though. Gives me a good laugh throughout the day. <3
By Panterra Caraway, 2010-12-07
I was watching the Dr. Phil Show today and he said something that really pissed me off. He said that in the midst of anger we are at our weakest and that in anger we put on our victim hat because we feel something is being done to us...BULLSHIT! That made me so angry! And how ironic that a statement about anger would make me feel this way. But one of the biggest problems I encounter in life today is apathy. Every big company gives you half-assed service and acts like they are doing you a favor. Too many people see things that are wrong and do nothing about it...case in point, this whole body scan crap at every airport. I think healthy indignation and anger is what has been the catalyst for change! No, I don't think you should just run around being hostile and mad at the world, but anger does not always have to be negative. Anger can light a fire in your heart, driving you to achieve a better, more just world. I hate the way that we have become so "politically corrrect" that you can't even disagree with a policy or someone in authority without it becoming a need to call security. Ever been in a store or somewhere else that you are the patron and something is so blatantly wrong that you dare voice your feelings? You get..."Do we have a problem? Do we need to call security?" It is like a scene from that Adam Sandler movie Anger Management!! I just refuse to be a damn sheep...or a mindless zombie. How is recognizing that the world has become complacent and becoming angry about it make me a victim or powerless? Maybe Dr. Phil should proof-read his que cards.
By Lauren Bunn, 2010-12-06
ive recently had to tell at least 3 people NOT to wax their dreads, i dont wax mine and i am against it.can i get a list of 5 simple reasons not to wax, so i can convince them!?
Okay i attend horror conventions regularly (as guest, volunteer and filmmaker/booth) and have met some wonderful people over the years but i must say that two of my greatest highlights were meeting 2 absolutely wonderful and truly nice/sweet men:Billy Drago (who i interviewed for an HOUR for our youtube series) a man who loves to talk and relate, and is a bit of a kindred spirit who like myself believes in the power of energy and karma, good hippie vibes and loves to hug and was surprisingly affectionate. Completely opposite in real life to the wonderfully demented psycho's he plays on screen!The other was just a month ago- Julian Sands- I was completely nervous meeting Jules not knowing what to expect (not wanting to be disappointed), and was bowled over by his great energy. He was very soft-spoken and like Billy and myself, was a hugger (trees included!) and i think i got at least 3 bear hugs from him, and 3 kisses on my cheeks (BLUSHING!) Totally sweet and affable. I rarely buy an autograph, this time i did and i have the 2nd best ever (second only to Clive Barkers drawing/autograph in my book)!Needless to say i am completely taken with them (energy not sexually!).3 Degrees of:-Billy has been on SUPERNATURAL (one of my FAV. tv shows) and we talked briefly about that
-Julian plays Jor-el on SUPERMAN (another FAV tv show) and has worked with Callum Blue (SIGH!!!) who happens to have played Zod on the show, and we talked about the show and i had to discretely mention Callum and I was very happy to hear that Callum was a "wonderful, nice gentleman" XDUsually nothing much phases me, but these 2 experiences did, in a good way. THANKS GUYS!!!OH yeah---I have to mention the guys from "The Lost Boys" I've met them 3 x's and every time I have a blast and they remember me and pick up conversations where they last left off it seems with ease. They are all great guys, incredibly nice and at times quite talkative. Just a shout-out to them! Holla!!
Death it lingers there, a shadow who's chill is in the air. A time for two but yet I'm one. Why does my world always get spun. I'm sitting down but I feel as though I'm hanging. For me its always banging, throbbing in the back of my mind reality is so hard to find. At least to me the world is clear I never fear death no matter the time of year,but to get the point across ... maybe there is no point. Lost you will never see the light. The lines are gray, mans world divided. To find peace you must stop being sided. Realization of one brings power, together we are guided. We must start now before time is up. The limit is approaching decention a scheduled path. We are all waiting, patient little drones they keep you distracted. I just hope for your sakes when death walks around that corner you meet him with grace and do not feel your life was a total waste.
By Anna Raymond, 2010-11-28
So I decided to stop pulling my new babies apart when they knotted together to make larger dreads...and wow. I'm in love with them, but don't tell my fiane, he's the jealous types. LOL j/k j/kI feel so natural doing this. In one wat it's like foregoing society and pavin your own street. In another way if helps me when I wake up in the morning, I look in the mirror at my 'barely there' dreads and smile to myself, or myself. It's love, and one of the best htings in life is loving who you are, and I believe that natural hair is part of who I am and who I hope to become.I want to be a good person. I want to do good things. I want to help animals everywhere. Even if I can only make finantial contributions.
Just curious to see how much others peoples dreads shrunk when they started. My hair is a few inches past my shoulders and i really want to start dreading, but i dont want super short dreads. Nothing against them just not for me. I made a couple to test it out and after a month they've shortened a little. Any advice?
By Peaceful Dread, 2010-11-25
I am a part time boss, and I have ppl employed. One of my employees is a Caribbean girl that grew up with her rasta daddy at a banana plantation in Dominica. She had a rasta name (before she changed it) and she had dreads from the first day it was possible to dread her baby hair. She was carrying banana boxes from a child already, and she was forced to study the bible and the rasta religion. Up until today she is a hard worker, the best there is.When she saw her boss (me) dreading his hair, she wanted to vomit. The first thing she said was that dreads and whites don't gel. She completely hates dreads. Her teenage revolution was about cutting all her dreads off. That was how she was revolting against her daddy. Later on she changed her rasta name. And as the cherry on top she also hates weed.Now she is living as far from dreadlocks, rastas and Jah as she can. Except for her dreaded boss, that is.So that you know, many of us here is revolting by having dreadlocks... but it is actually possible to do it the complete opposite way around.
By Trina Sandress, 2010-11-25
A lot of people talk about how they wish their dreadlocks were long and can't wait until they get long. I thi nk that if these people would focus more on having healthy locks before they know it they have long locks. Just revel in the naturalness of having dreads in general. That is positive energy at work. My lock process started with a twa(teeny weeny afro)and just enjoying my head being free of chemicals and other toxic substances. As I began to truly love myself more and more my locks absorbed this love and became long very fast.
Putting healthy foods and drinks into my body has helped tremendously. I have increased the amount of raw fruits and vegetables in my diet and all of the vitamins and minerals were vital and still are to helping maintain a healthy head of locks.
Just my two cents worth from growing my locks for 13yrs now.