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Snow storms!welcome to WI


By jazzymomma, 2012-12-20

This is a picture of my car! today at 2pm or so! December 19th 2012

practically first snow of the year! crazy wind of 26 MPH and temperature of 34 at the moment suposed to drop in early 20;s ranges next following days! 93%humidity, yuck. my VW Passat isnt going to even make it out the end of the driveway lol damn good thing we keep a good amount of food int he pantry.:) i tried to get the snow off my car to try an drive it and as soon as i finished, i had thought! i already had to get snow off all over again! grr

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Suddenly mom to a 2yr old! :)


By amethyst777, 2012-12-20

Hey fellow dreadies!

My partner and I have suddenly and unexpectedly become moms to our 2yr old nephew. He adorable and as sweet as can be. Right now he's special needs. We aren't sure if he's behind because he was terribly neglected up until this point (we had no idea), or if there is something more going on. We've been working with him everyday. He is 2, but functions at about a 6mo old level. Doesn't walk, talk, eat solid foods, I don't think he recognizes his own name. It's getting better every day though.

It's taken all us and his grandparents had to get papers filed to adopt, or get custody of him. Christmas is so close... sigh... If any of you have anything you could donate it would be much appreciated. He's in a size 4T. So clothes, books, toys, gift cards... anything would help. It was just so unexpected it's been a hard couple of weeks.

If you can help us, help the little guy, just message me and I'll get our info to you. Sorry for asking for help, we're just close to desperate at the moment.

Happy Holidays to all of you and thanks in advance :)
Carol

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7 Month Update Dec 15th


By Hollach, 2012-12-20

Not much progress but if this is the way mother nature intended my hair to be...

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What it means.


By Liz2, 2012-12-20

After reading through the reasons behind many beginning their dread journeys, I'd like to try to articulate my reasons for doing so. I guess it's an attempt to reaffirm my own thoughts. First, it helps that I've always found dreadlocks to be beautiful, even as a young child.

The past couple of years or so has been particularly difficult for me, mentally and spiritually. I won't go into too many boring details, but in a nutshell, being stuck in a dead end job that wears me down as a human being is killing my soul. A succession of terrible decisions, harmful vices, and self-destructive behavior has turned me into someone that I hate. There's this constant, nagging feeling of helplessness and anger that is always right underneath the surface. I'm not about anger and hate. I want/need/crave peace and balance in my life.

My passions and dreams have fallen to the wayside and I've let myself become entangled in a cycle of working to pay bills, being financially secure, staying rooted to avoid the scary prospect of not knowing what will happen in the future. I wish I had the courage to let go and to free myself. My spirit is starved for adventure and beautiful life experiences. My boyfriend and I have been planning and saving up to be able to hopefully do just that one day. Letting my hair go is a small step I'm taking toward learning to not worry so much and to rediscover myself--to stop caring so much about what I'm expected to do and do what I want to do NOW, before it's too late and I regret not having done it later. I need to rediscover myself, to learn to love and accept who I am now.

I'm sure a lot of other people have felt this way too... Okay. That's a bunch of reasons. Sorry for rambling, but it was important for me to put my thoughts into writing.

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Soap making?


By Coloursnrainbows, 2012-12-19
So I want to try to make some soap either bar soap or liquid. Maybe both. But I can't seem to understand why lye is needed. I know there needs to be a chemical reaction for something. But I just really want a simple recipe for all natural soap. Without using lye. It honestly scares me. Anyone got any ideas!?
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Voodoo Dread Soap!!!


By Skully, 2012-12-19

Got it in the mail on Monday!!! Can't wait to try it, it smells so good! I can't wash my hair until tomorrow but I might make an exception :) I will most definitely be going to them from now on because their customer service was amazing! Good company :)

But now I've got to go check on stuff for AG.

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I can feel it!


By Diego F., 2012-12-18

Nearly seven months... And as time passes by, i can feel the changes happening!

My sections are locking and looping...Now i have LOTS AND LOTS of loops, and today i felt that lots of those sections are already dreads, that are locking and getting tight...

Yesterday i ripped my biggest section in 3 dreads, because i was looking the root, and i saw that it was really giant, and now i have lots of thin dreads and lots of medium-sized dreads, in a original and crazy pattern...

What i saw in the back of my head in the end of the last month, i'm seeing it happening in the sides of my head... now it is looking more like dreadlocks in formation...

I think i had overcome my psoriasis [with the help of spike lavender and rosemary oil on my washings]...

And what i most love is that i will be one of these curly dreadheads... my hair shrunk a lot on the backs of my head, because it is so curly, there are sections who curl 7 times, it is so lovely!

Now i'm SURE that i will never cut my hair again, and i'm learning a lot of good things on this journey, i can even see an improvement on my DEPRESSION because i learnt how to be patient and positive about the things!

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Dreads on tv...Kind of.


By Mons, 2012-12-18
I'm watching the 3rd season of Breaking Bad for the umpteenth time. I just noticed that in one scene of the first episode there is a kid with some seriously badass natural dreads in the background.That's all. Thought I'd share :)
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First time for everything.


By Liz2, 2012-12-17

So I've been wanting dreads for a million years, but there have always been reasons ( or excuses ) for me not to commit to starting them. The main one being that I needed to move out of my parents home--for obvious reasons. I guess that I also thought that my hair was incapable of forming dreads. The last time I brushed my hair was years ago, but they never formed so much as a knot. Coming to this site, I realized it's because I always conditioned my hair. So hopefully now, without the conditioner in the picture, my hair will be able to do what it wants to! Super excited about beginning the process and committing to it. :)

I'm also excited about having found this community. I'll try to post photos sometime soon to use as a reference in the future.

Liz

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Dread bead waterproofing


By Jordan Toler, 2012-12-17
Hey i recently made my own dread bead out of oak i think and am wondering after i stain it how can I go about sealing or water proofing it so i dont have to take it out everytime i shower
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