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Dread Pirate JuJu
@Dread Pirate JuJu
03/29/13 10:17:12PM
7 posts

~Dreadlockshampoo.com's shampoo bar's question~


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I love the Herbal bar. It smells like jasmin (most notably) but the other herbs make it not too flowery/"girlie" smelling. It smells like spring in a bar! As for the strength of the aroma, every time I wash and go to work, my coworkers say how nice the smell is when they're close by me. Customers don't notice, so I know the smell isn't overpowering.
Dread Pirate JuJu
@Dread Pirate JuJu
03/07/13 08:53:26PM
7 posts

3rd time's a charm, right?


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It's kinda' hard to describe. I am a creature of change. I love a constant sense of rebirth and renewal. I thought that keeping my dreads would give me a sense of feeling "tied down". As soon as I cut them, I realized what a huge mistake that was. Never again! Hair doesn't tie you down. Only you can tie yourself down.
Dread Pirate JuJu
@Dread Pirate JuJu
03/07/13 03:15:33PM
7 posts

3rd time's a charm, right?


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Ok, so I've been off of here for some time... Like, over a year? In a fit of, I don't know, identity crisis (?), I shaved my head. Instant regret, of course. Anyways, once I realized my folly, I immediately began growing my hair back out. Now it's about shoulder length, and I've decided to do this right by going full neglect. I ordered some of the lovely shampoo from Vicki's online shop (as well as the lock gel for those days in which I need to tame the floof), and am getting this show on the road. Sometimes you need a fresh start. In my case, I needed 2. Well, here goes! Brush has been put away (figuratively, as my husband now uses it for his beard), commercial soaps, shampoos, and conditioners have vacated the apartment, and I'm eager to start this journey over (this time the way nature intended).
updated by @Dread Pirate JuJu: 01/13/15 09:48:30PM
Dread Pirate JuJu
@Dread Pirate JuJu
12/09/11 03:08:52PM
7 posts

touching your hair


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I think it's a personal space thing for some people. For me, I use it as an educational experience for strangers, because many of them get the wrong impression about dreads. This may sound weird (and it did to me at first too) but a guy asked to feel them, and when I told him about keeping them clean, he said the only people he knew with dreads never washed their hair, and apparently stunk to high heaven! Now the weird part was that he asked if he could smell mine. Well, I wanted to prove to him that not all dreads are dirty and stinky, so I obliged (I wasn't alone in case you were wondering. Had a whole group of friends with me). I had just washed with baking soda, so they were extra fresh. He was quite amazed at the lack of odor and the non-greasy feel. I don't think I would have done that had I been alone, but I'm glad he learned about dreads. My coworkers like to touch them all the time, because half of the people there also want dreads.

Dread Pirate JuJu
@Dread Pirate JuJu
12/09/11 12:49:14AM
7 posts

the beauty of the early messy stage of natural neglect dreadlocks


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Thanks :) I will be on the look out for any others converging.

soaring eagle said:

well if u sdont want a huge dread u should seoperate them often they will grow together if u let them

Dread Pirate JuJu
@Dread Pirate JuJu
12/09/11 12:18:14AM
7 posts

the beauty of the early messy stage of natural neglect dreadlocks


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Wow! I was always so scared to go full neglect, but I did it anyways. Sometimes, I still feel a little apprehensive, but this definitely made me feel better about the decision. Joyous, even. I have 5 small dreads converging into one big one, and it worried me at first, but now I kinda' like watching "The Phat One" grow. Basically, my only fear is that I'll get a beaver tail, but 4.5 months in, and everything's staying separated, so I don't think that's gonna' happen. This was quite inspirational.

Dread Pirate JuJu
@Dread Pirate JuJu
12/08/11 12:06:13PM
7 posts

Things my dreads have taught me...


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Hi all! This is my first post. First off, let me just say that if it wern't for this site, I would have walked towards the awful waxy path! Thankfully, I read the anti-wax posts before I made that decision. It wasn't until much later that I read how bad crochet hooks were. Oh well. Life is a learning process. So, who am I? I'm a cartoonist/writer for a local paper that my brother-in-law runs. It's pretty cool, but doesn't really pay the bills, so I also work at a *ahem* very corporate coffee shop that shall remain nameless. They don't like crazy colored hair, but there's nothing in the dress code that says I can't have dreads!

Here's another fact: This is actually my second attempt at dreads. The first time, I had them for about 7 months, and crocheted the heck out of them. Big mistake. On top of that, while I thought I was ready for my dready journey, turns out I really wasn't. I was basically dreading for all the wrong reasons. So, I cut them off, and decided to start over. It was very nice having a fresh start. After nearly a year without them, I decided I would give them another go. I've had dreads 2.0 now for about 4.5 months. I was trying my darndest to keep them neat and orderly (and yes, still occasionally crocheting them), but then had a revelation while seeing my mom's ivy-covered house. The ivy grew wild and did what it wanted. Some clumped together, other strands went off on their own. And yet, they were all still beautiful. So that's when I tossed the crochet hook, and stopped fussing. I've been full neglect, using baking soda to wash my hair (thanks for the tip!) officially for the past month, and I am loving it! I'll be posting some pics very soon.


updated by @Dread Pirate JuJu: 01/13/15 09:15:18PM
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