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What's does natural/neglect mean


By Tyrik smith, 2012-11-07
Do I twist my natural hair into little dread look a likes with my hands and leave them to lock up or do I wash my hair and never comb it again ...the term seems so open ended
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Need advise on my twist


By Tyrik smith, 2012-11-07
I love the look of my twist and would love to let them dread,but i don't want it to look bad during the process. I started with wax and they only been in about 5 days. What should I do?
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day 407 of drealocking..blog - About quitting smoking today.


By Castaway J, 2012-11-05

today i kinda snapped, i really do not know what made me, or why it just felt like one of the manyimpulsesi oftensuppress. I did not snap at a coworker, friend, or any animate object..i snapped my cigarette, then keptsayinim done im done, gave my almost full pack away and left!!!! that happened about four and a half hours ago!

I'mgoing to try these homeopathic chew pill things that SE recommended worked for him real wells, and i have tried them, they kill the craving.

Lets start by saying that for the last, maybe 5 months my dreads have not changed, so they have just been growing length at the roots mainly.

i feel like if idon'tfix the issue of smoking cigs and quit for good, my dreads cant and will not progress any further.i'msure they would. but honestly,i'vebeen wanting to quit for 7 years, of 14 year smoking. thats too long.

...this all is happening at a stage when my dreads are really defining themselves, becoming locked upknotsof love. when i think about it, i think that smoking the cigs is not only good for my own heath or those around me, i think about the image that the word sees. another smoking locked up hippy, bum, or whatever. dreads i believe do not want to beassociatedwith that at all!

so...from this day forth i hope to really quite smoking cigarettes, while keeping a deaded quitting smoking timeline :)

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Loose Hair Crossing


By Kyle Smith, 2012-11-05

Hey yall im back. Iv been reading up on separating locks and have been doing so. I know my locks are still really young at only three months but should I do it anyways??? I have hairs at the shaft of the lock that come apart after I pull the two dreads apart but the loose hair crossing at the roots is another thing. Should this be an issue or should I just let it be? Like I said my locks are still very young so I just dont know when I should really start working on this..

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Too many dreads too thin


By Xephyre (Nae), 2012-11-04
I am being very patient with my hair and i love the journey! Also i want my dreads to congo :( but it doesnt seem like they would want too. Theres a bunch of dreads. Do i just wait and see if the will congo or what?
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The power of positive thought...


By amethyst777, 2012-11-04
The Amazing Power of Thoughts and Words

Thoughts and speech effect our world far more than most people realize. Everything in our existence is made of energy, frequency and vibration. When you think or speak, you are effecting the world around you without even knowing it.

Consider the research done by Dr. Masaru Emoto of Japan.. Dr. Emoto has gained worldwide acclaim through his groundbreaking research and discovery that water is deeply connected to our individual and collective consciousness. During the 90s, Dr. Emoto performed a series of experiments observing the physical effect of words, prayers, music and environment on the crystalline structure of water. Emoto hired photographers to take pictures of water after being exposed to the different variables and subsequently frozen so that they would form crystalline structures. The results were nothing short of remarkable..

Some examples of his discoveries:

*Water from clear mountain springs and streams had beautifully formed crystalline structures, while the crystals of polluted or stagnant water were deformed and distorted.

*Distilled water exposed to classical music took delicate, symmetrical crystalline shapes. When water samples were bombarded with heavy metal music or labeled with negative words, or when negative thoughts and emotions were focused intentionally upon them, such as "Adolf Hitler", the water did not form crystals at all. Instead, it displayed chaotic, fragmented structures.

*When the words "thank you" were taped to a bottle of distilled water, the frozen crystals had a similar shape to the crystals formed by water that had been exposed to Bach's "Goldberg Variations"- music composed out of gratitude to the man it was named for.

*When water was treated with aromatic floral oils, the water crystals tended to mimic the shape of the original flower.

Sometimes, when we don't see the immediate results of our affirmations and or prayers, we think we have failed. But, as we learn through Masaru Emoto's photographs, that thought of failure itself becomes represented in the physical objects that surround us. Now that we have seen this, perhaps we can begin to realize that even when immediate results are invisible to the unaided human eye, they are still there. When we love our own bodies, they respond. When we send our love to the Earth, she responds.. For our own bodies at birth are more than 60 percent water, and the percentage of water in our bodies remains high throughout life (depending upon weight and body type). The earth's surface is more than 60 percent water as well.

From Dr Emoto's research we now know water is far from inanimate. It is actually alive and responsive to our every thought and emotion. Perhaps, having seen this, we can begin to really understand the awesome power that we possess, through choosing our thoughts and intentions wisely, so we can heal ourselves and the earth.

*From the SF admin* - A final thought.. When you learn about this subject, it makes you rethink concepts like Prayer, Holy Water, Saying Grace at dinner, etc.. I'm starting to realize that some aspects of organized Religion aren't as pointless as I once thought. If you think about it, Prayer actually can help people in many ways.. Holy water is merely water that has been anointed with 'sacred oils' and/or was BLESSED by a Priest.. The concept of 'Saying Grace' at dinner is understandable now too when you consider the fact that everything we consume has water in it. If we say we are thankful for it, I have no doubt that it effects the water in the food too. The concept of 'thanksgiving' actually came from the Native American tribes. When they killed an animal or harvest their food from the ground, they say prayers and they gave thanks in sacred ritual. This isn't just a Native American thing either, indigenous tribes all over the world do it too. Now, after learning about Dr Emoto's research, I'm starting to understand why.

Links with more info on the experiment:

Spirit Science: Water-
Emotos Water Experiment: The Power of Thoughts
http://www.highexistence.com/water-experiment/

Water, Consciousness & Intent: Dr. Masaru Emoto
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAvzsjcBtx8

Power of Thought - A Quantum Perspective - By Kent Healy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeFuc-qFKoA

If in doubt, try the experiment yourself!
http://www.ehow.com/how_7394640_duplicate-masaru-emoto-experiment.html
The Amazing Power of Thoughts and Words Thoughts and speech effect our world far more than most people realize. Everything in our existence is made of energy, frequency and vibration. When you think or speak, you are effecting the world around you without even knowing it. Consider the research done by Dr. Masaru Emoto of Japan.. Dr. Emoto has gained worldwide acclaim through his groundbreaking research and discovery that water is deeply connected to our individual and collective consciousness. During the 90′s, Dr. Emoto performed a series of experiments observing the physical effect of words, prayers, music and environment on the crystalline structure of water. Emoto hired photographers to take pictures of water after being exposed to the different variables and subsequently frozen so that they would form crystalline structures. The results were nothing short of remarkable.. Some examples of his discoveries: *Water from clear mountain springs and streams had beautifully formed crystalline structures, while the crystals of polluted or stagnant water were deformed and distorted. *Distilled water exposed to classical music took delicate, symmetrical crystalline shapes. When water samples were bombarded with heavy metal music or labeled with negative words, or when negative thoughts and emotions were focused intentionally upon them, such as "Adolf Hitler", the water did not form crystals at all. Instead, it displayed chaotic, fragmented structures. *When the words "thank you" were taped to a bottle of distilled water, the frozen crystals had a similar shape to the crystals formed by water that had been exposed to Bach's "Goldberg Variations"- music composed out of gratitude to the man it was named for. *When water was treated with aromatic floral oils, the water crystals tended to mimic the shape of the original flower. "Sometimes, when we don't see the immediate results of our affirmations and or prayers, we think we have failed. But, as we learn through these experiments, that thought of failure itself becomes represented in the physical objects that surround us. Now that we have seen this, perhaps we can begin to realize that even when immediate results are invisible to the unaided human eye, they are still there. When we love our own bodies, they respond. When we send our love to the Earth, she responds.. For our own bodies at birth are more than 60 percent water, and the percentage of water in our bodies remains high throughout life (depending upon weight and body type). The earth's surface is more than 60 percent water as well. From this research we now know water is far from inanimate. It is actually responsive to our every thought and emotion. Perhaps, having seen this, we can begin to really understand the awesome power that we possess, through choosing our thoughts and intentions wisely, so we can heal ourselves and the earth." -Dr Emoto Links with more info on the experiment: Spirit Science: Water-<div id=
Emoto’s Water Experiment: The Power of Thoughts http://www.highexistence.com/water-experiment/ Water, Consciousness & Intent: Dr. Masaru Emoto
Power of Thought - A Quantum Perspective - By Kent Healy
If in doubt, try the experiment yourself! http://www.ehow.com/how_7394640_duplicate-masaru-emoto-experiment.html">
Credit given to Lara Starr for this information shared on her FB page. I thought you guys would find it interesting :)
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Bleached dreads??


By DJ Gord, 2012-11-03
Does bleaching dreads hurt them in any way?
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Untitled


By Castaway J, 2012-11-01

since that this is really the only blog that i have..ever kept. why not.. .blog. man this last year...has been interesting looking back, you know how in the moment its boring as..you know its awesome to think that this last year dreading, my dreads have been veryimmature! ive read that dreadding naturally it is always forward progress. i think this to be true in more ways than just intended. i myself have been very immature. in more ways than i can care to count...sin sity...baby. what is it when you look at things coming your way as a test? do you give in or no to temptation? hmm if your one to learn from experience and lessons learned, not mistakes, then you understand.

ONE of the reasons i wanted to take the time today and write this blog is because of ideas and considerations i been kicking around the ol noggin for weeks now. i want to move, get out, get away, leave, start over, sever all ties...though that may never happen its still something ive been dreaming about for soooooo long now................before i dig deeper into that lets recap some of this last year.

last spring early summer i got to go do some real hiking and exploring, for about a month (i wish i had six to do the whole thing) i hiked a portion of theAppalachianTrail, or the AT. This experience opened my eyes further than ever befor, taught me a lot, and made me yearn to do MORE things for myself...not just for myself, but to listen to what my hearts telling me. (i want to say that thinking with ones heart is not the same as in the head)........for years "need to get out of here." has frequented my processes..i think its similar to people who move to a new city often, like you just have this itch in your bones telling you to MOVE. anyway..ive traveled everywhere in the lower 48s, everywhere, my favorite parts are the north west, washington and oregon or maybe even norcal, and the rockies. anywhere from montana (or north if i had passport) to northern new mexico its all amazing(even passt that..). driving cross country for a couple years thinking about this "move" ive narrowed it down to these general areas.

this idea..has resurfaced every day these last few wweeks because all i see in my future is a lot of the saaaaame..im just ready to move one and progress, just like my dreads are showing me they are. im assuming my mind will remain to be boggled by this mystery of ironic timing..theres more to say..but i can just hit the add post button once more :)

take care and love to all!

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Answering questions


By Rose, 2012-11-01

People notice my hair now lol. I must admit, I really don't like answering questions/explainingstuff. Buuut, I think now I have to.

Like... yesterday a girl asked me:

Do youbrushyour hair.

No.


Have you ever brushed your hair?

Of course.


Do you wash your hair?

Yes.


Why don't you brush your hair?

*shrug*


And that's mostly how all theconversationshave gone.

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But today someone asked me:

Do you want dreads?

Yes.


I was surprised. The whole class stopped. "How do you get dreads?", one girl called out. "They don't do anything to their hair", another girl answered. "So that's why you don't brush your hair?", the girl next to me asked. Everybody was asking some sort of question. The teacher made them shut up lol.

I REALLY don't like trying to explain this to people who have zero background knowledge. It's exhausting. Would it be rude to type something up explaining dreads and just let people read it when they ask me questions? Like... a pamphlet?

I really think it'snecessaryto explain this to people though. People need their questions answered!

At the end of class the girl next to me said "what a creative way to get dreads." Haha, I don't know about that :p

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poofy dread roots?!


By christian2, 2012-11-01

ok so im one month and one week in and my roots there..there..poofy as hell i guess thats my natural hair growing or what not but what do i do? when i headband my hair back i see how poofy it gets20121029_110102.jpgis this apart of the process? or should i start crocheting? and is there any way i can resection some?

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