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HealingAmungTheTrees
@HealingAmungTheTrees
01/03/10 11:04:45AM
93 posts

I am Sad...


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On Dec. 27 I decided to end my dread journey. I was just unhappy with how they were forming. I was able to comb them out with minimal hair loss, it took hours. I am so bummed. I think one of my mistakes was that the back of my hair was too short. I think I might let my hair grow out and try again.One wonderful thing about this whole journey is my hair has never been healthier! My hair has not been this soft and healthy since I was in middle school!!! I am going to continue using an organic soap for washing and do minimal styling and combing. If nothing else at least I got that from this process.I hope to be back in the ranks of the dready again someday, this just not my time. Thank you all for being supportive with my questions and my family issues. The dread community is one full of great people :)
updated by @HealingAmungTheTrees: 01/13/15 08:30:11PM
HealingAmungTheTrees
@HealingAmungTheTrees
10/04/09 01:46:19PM
93 posts

Just getting started


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Things are still morphing and changing. Oddly enough the back of my hair is the thing that never seems to change. It is still undready for the most part. Actually it is not too odd, some of the bottom layers are just too short still. The top layer should dread up though, it is long enough. Oh well this is not a race, it will happen in time.I have a couple wonky dreads that make me laugh. I pretty much always wear a headband, scarf or bandana. On each side I have these weird crooked shaped dreads resulting from whatever I have tied on my head that day. They look like insect legs.
HealingAmungTheTrees
@HealingAmungTheTrees
09/25/09 09:38:41PM
93 posts

I got my first rude comment


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I was at my kids' homeschool group this week talking with my friend. Another mom came over and joined in talking. The conversation was on hair. They started talking about hair and how styling is a pain. I said that I no longer had styling issues. The other mom asked why. My friend said "because she is dreading her hair". The mother mom says"OH GROSS, DON'T DO THAT. WHEN I SEE PEOPLE LIKE THAT I GO TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STREET OR GET FAR AWAY BECAUSE I JUST KNOW THEIR HAIR BUGS ARE GOING TO GET ON ME"I got really defensive and asked her why she thought that. She said because people with dreads don't wash their hair. Ahhhhhhh! I told her that was a myth and anyone who cared about their dreads washed them. She made some other comment and I kind of snapped back that my hair was probably cleaner than most peoples.Now I am debating if I should apologize to her for snapping at her. At least if I apologize to her and explain why I snapped at her it will open the door for me to educate her a little more and let her know that my hair is important to me.Either way it was not fun.
updated by @HealingAmungTheTrees: 02/14/15 07:56:32AM
HealingAmungTheTrees
@HealingAmungTheTrees
09/21/09 11:17:09AM
93 posts

I turned into Madussa overnight!


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Nope no wax for me. They are about shoulder length so they are not too long. And yes they may have still been a bit damp. I do not worry too much about drying since I live in a hot climate and it dries fast. That is probably what happened. I just was so shocked when I looked in the mirror this morning! I started laughing and woke my husband up.
HealingAmungTheTrees
@HealingAmungTheTrees
09/21/09 11:07:40AM
93 posts

I turned into Madussa overnight!


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Last night I was my hair as usual. I went to bed and this morning when I woke up I had turned into Madussa. I mean my hair was WILD looking, dreads sticking up and out all over like little snakes. Usually the day after a wash I am fuzzy but this is a new development.I am sure it will tame down in the next day or two but geeeeeez, I look insane!Does this happen to anyone else? I am just curious.
updated by @HealingAmungTheTrees: 01/13/15 08:27:16PM
HealingAmungTheTrees
@HealingAmungTheTrees
09/21/09 11:00:26AM
93 posts

did your hair start dreading from the roots to the end or the other way around ??


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Mine have dreaded in the middle, the root is loose and the ends are loose.
HealingAmungTheTrees
@HealingAmungTheTrees
09/16/09 11:03:44PM
93 posts

Just getting started


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Last night I got annoyed with my bangs. I did a little twisting and ripping to them. Now they lay in with the rest of my hair. Much better! Now if I could only decide if I want to dye my gray hair patch or not.Oh and here is a little guy I saw at the fair. Even sheep wanna go dready ;) Of course I think he might need a washing, lots of straw stuck in his dreads!


updated by @HealingAmungTheTrees: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
HealingAmungTheTrees
@HealingAmungTheTrees
09/16/09 10:49:16PM
93 posts

What should i do? i have to go to court on Oct. 8


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When you go to court be sure to yourself as a polite, well mannered, and mature young person. How you act is going to be 99% more important than how you look. Make sure to be as polite and cooperative as you possibly can be, no smart ass comments.I am a grown woman (I have a teenage son!) and my mother kind of freaked out when she saw my hair for the first time a few weeks ago. You just can't please everyone. I just did my best to let her know my hair was super clean and healthy and tried to keep it tame. I think a lot of times people have the myths about dreads stuck in their heads and you have to reassure them that they are not true.If you have been smoking you will want to stop. Sometimes the courts will order drug testing if they suspect anything. You do not need that!Good luck
HealingAmungTheTrees
@HealingAmungTheTrees
09/13/09 05:31:28PM
93 posts

Just getting started


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Here is my latest crappy self portrait.I am about six or seven weeks into this now. My hair is still changing day to day. It is so funny that my hair now has it's own personality.The back is still resisting joining the party but I think time and growth will help that. Some of the under layers are quite short. Plus I do not sleep on my back so I do not get friction back there.
updated by @HealingAmungTheTrees: 07/23/15 03:56:53PM
HealingAmungTheTrees
@HealingAmungTheTrees
09/13/09 05:25:35PM
93 posts

Tattoos


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I do not have any. I never could think of anything I would want on my body forever. If somehow I was convinced to get one I think I would get a tattoo of a cupcake. I love cooking, eating, baking, eating, recipes, eating, meal planning, eating, food shopping and did I mention eating? I love me some cupcakes! I don't forsee a time in my life when I will ever not love the sweet sweet nectar of the God's known as cake so what the heck.Wow I am a weird person.
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