By Xephyre (Nae), 2012-11-04
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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!
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.
Have you ever brushed your hair?
Do you wash your hair?
Why don't you brush your hair?
And that's mostly how all theconversationshave gone.
But today someone asked me:
Do you want dreads?
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
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?
By Baba Fats, 2012-11-01
So I went to school this morning. And like all mornings, I took the train. I sat down in front of a male TSA agent. No big deal. The next stop, a woman TSA agent gets on, and says to the guy behind me that hey should sit together since they are going to the same place.
I didn't think anything of it. I just like to people-watch andeavesdrop.
Well, I rested my head against the back of the seat like you always do. Well, all of sudden the lady stats banging on the back of my seat. I turn around and she said that my hair was hanging into her space. Iapologizedand pulled it to hang over my shoulders (In the meantime, no it wasn't in her space. It was braced between my back and the backrest). I did notice that the woman was black. That will be more important later.
So here I go, minding my own business, when she taps my seat again. I lifted my head up a bit, but didn't turn around this time. A few seconds later she did it again. At the next stop, while people were getting off the train, she switched seats. The male TSA guy looked and me, an I at him. He waved his hand at me on the down low to tell me that I wasn't doing anything wrong. He must have seen the annoyance in my eyes.
So what happened here? I wasn't about to get into an argument about my locks on a crowded train with a cop. On the street, maybe. But not here. People were trying to sleep, study, work, etc...
Do you think she really had that much of an issue with my locks? Could it have been because I was a white guy with locks? I really don't know
By christian2, 2012-10-31
i have really knotty curly hair as you can see20121029_204310-1.jpgi was wondering is there any section of this website or does anyone with my kind of hair thats been dreading since short hair with the twist and rip / natural method have any timelines i can see? cause its not easy feeling good about the stages im going through without actually seeing someone that went through those stages succeed in them ya know? i just want to feel more secure about these stages that way a though in my head could tell me that its just a stage and there not just looking crazy ya knw? thanks! =D
By Ashley Marz, 2012-10-30
So many of you may know this and some of you this will be news too. I was accepted on September 23th, 2012 to a volunteer program located in McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh, India through an organization called Lha. In this community I will be tutoring Tibetan refugees as well as a variety of other tasks in the community. (I have included a couple pictures as well) They would need my help during December and January. Due to this quick arrival I have been working 12-14 hour days to try to come up with not
- Whiteboard Markers for the Language classrooms - Travel/Pen Drives for the Computer School - Containers of Hand Sanitizer for the Community Soup Kitchen - Used Laptops for the Computer School and our other community programs
As you all know I am not someone that asks for help, however, in the case it is a whole community that will be helpedSo there is no time for an ego. The reason I am so passionate about this is within the past couple years my life has had many rough challenges (which most of us do go through). Within this time I have come to understand that even when you feel you have nothing left, strength is given to you from the people around you, which allows you to connect with the strength within your heart you never knew you had. Through the people I have met and the love I was given I realized that my path in life will always be to serve others. I want our future to be a more loving community and I believe this starts with giving without expecting anything in return. I have become passionate about starting a nonprofit organization to help the youth understand love, when a 13 year old girl I know started talking in a negative way about herself (I swear this is all connected). This is something that is not new to us we all write if off as growing up, but the bullying, depression, violent expression is becoming more than I ever knew when I was growing up. I dont want to go into this too much (but if you want to read more about my plan its included in the notes section of my facebook page). A big part of this project will be volunteering; it will show the youth to giving love to those in need without expecting anything in return, and the positive aspect that healthy love will have to those that are surrounded. Through this opportunity with Lha, I will be able to photography, film and write down these experiences to share with others. I also would hopefully like to team up with Lha to start fundraising money here in our community to send the youth to volunteer aboard for free, to children that have never thought it was possible because of financial issues. If you know any friends or family members that would be interested in donating any amount as well please feel free to have them contact me. http://ashmaraum.tumblr.com/ (If you would like to donate online you can through my account on Tumblr, I will be updating you on the fundraising as well as the trip its self) The Total cost is $4170.00 So as you can see any $ amount donated or any items donated will help greatly. Thank you for taking the time to read this, it truly comes from my heart. Also if you have any other ideas on how to raise money please let me know. Take care. Love, Ash
By Matthew7, 2012-10-30
Hi i just got myself some redken clean brew shampooit says its an anti grit shampoo that is supposed to get residue out of your hairdoesn'tsound so bad but it does have malt brewers yeast and orange zest in it. I have no clue if any of that would effect my hair.
If anybody has used or knows anything about this product or if any of the things in it are good/bad please let me know i would highlyappreciatedit