Like this page? Then share it!
Dreadlocks Site Highly Recommends dreadlockshampoo.com

Forum Activity for @Amber Eyes

Amber Eyes
@Amber Eyes
06/09/10 02:31:06PM
8 posts

Too old for dreads??????


General Talk

I'm not yet 40 but I'm a thirty something with dreams of silver dreads down to my knee's when Im 80. I'm from a small conservative town and we am a farm girl. We do gardens chickens and rabbits. My whole family is conservative it may take a long while to get use too but they will get use too it. I find they feel the most comfortable when they can see my hair wet and watch me maintain it. It sets them at ease to know they are clean. I don't know if that will help.. I definitely feel age doesn't matter dreading is personality appropriate and how much more perfect could it be then for a garden lovin' dirt worshiper! :) Just remember everyone has an opinion and the only thing that matters is that you love it.
Amber Eyes
@Amber Eyes
06/02/10 12:01:16PM
8 posts

dreadlocks on children


General Talk

I'm feeling the same way my daughter is 1 and with my oldest I've always let her choose. If she wanted earings or her hair, her clothes ect. When it comes to style I let her choose. With the baby I want her too choose what she wants but I've always wanted too let the kids hair dread. I dreaded my oldests, kaya's hair for her when she asked me too around 7 years old and after a week she went too her dads and he brushed it out. I told her she would have too wait until she can stand up for herself to her father because I'm not there too assist. She's sad about it and it's another reason I wonder if I should dread the baby, I don't want kaya feeling left out. I like SE's advice let it do its thing until they state they want otherwise.
Amber Eyes
@Amber Eyes
06/02/10 02:16:47AM
8 posts

share your dreading mistakes so others might avoid the same dreadlock mistakes you made


General Questions

She was simply uneducated, I was mindless to listen too it. I had dread before without all that and the person I allowed to influence me has never had dreads, so my common sense should have told me. I think my journey reflects the inner turmoil I was feeling. I think I was almost like punishing myself I don't expect it to make sense because of the lack of information but, I deserve to have healthy lovely locks and I will be kind and patient and trust that I have the knowledge and tools to do so. Learning to love, trust and forgive myself is my lesson right now. I've noticed this forum is a place to encourage questioning ones self and for that I am grateful. You soaring eagle have asked of me things I wouldn't have asked of myself and for that I am grateful. I feel reminded why my favorite song is what it is."Amazing grace, how sweet the sound,That saved a wretch like me, I once was lost but now am foundWas blind, but now I see.Twas grace that taught my heart to FEARand grace, my fears relievedHow precious did that grace appearthe hour I first believed."Thank you my friend. even if this makes no sense too you. thank you.soaringeagle said:
too healthy to dread.. what the hell healthy hair dreads great

it blows my mind that people think they need to destroy hair or glue it all up to dread

im sorry u were tricked into thinking that
Amber Eyes
@Amber Eyes
06/02/10 01:28:21AM
8 posts

share your dreading mistakes so others might avoid the same dreadlock mistakes you made


General Questions

I was told that my hair was too strong and too healthy too dread. So I bleached it out 3 times to try too make it more coarse. Then after about a month I was I was told if I permed my locks they'd lock in faster. So I did and my hair started breaking apart and falling out. I tried crocheting it together because it got so fried and frizzy. Two of my dreads broke in half and I lost about 3 inches of length on them. When this happened I threw my hands up and said enough. I stopped doing anything to my hair aside from washing it. My dreads didn't lock in any faster than my prior set. I'm now simply being patient and allowing my hair to heal and grow, as I believe I need to allow for my soul too do as well. Dreading as well as life is a journey we all have a different experience and lesson.
Amber Eyes
@Amber Eyes
06/01/10 12:55:59PM
8 posts

have you EVER used ANY dreadheadhq ot knotty boy products?


Dread Products

I bought 4 knotty boy items in my life time of dreading. I got a great basket beanie. I loved it and wore it for years but I lost it last april *bummed*. I got a green hair wrap which i like but I could have made it but spending $4 on two yards of fabric, but I spent like 20 for theirs and it has a big gawdy logo on it that I wasn't expecting. It has served as a great pattern in the sewing room. I have bought a bar of there shampoo I used it once and didn't like it at all. I bought some peyote stitch sleeves, i like them but they are too big for my dreads so i havent been able too use them. I want to order a copper coil and some beads unless anyone has a better idea.
Amber Eyes
@Amber Eyes
05/30/10 10:53:56AM
8 posts

So I might shave my head.


General Talk

i shaved my first set off and started from scratch. It has taken A LOT of patience but I like the difference. When I dreaded my first set it shrunk way up and the dreads kept getting fatter. On this set they have stayed somewhat the same size just thickend a lil as the dreads matured but the length has never shrunk it actually seams to be growing out sooo fast. I'm very happy with this set and don't foresee ever cutting my hair again. Hope that helps I have pics of my old set and my bald do and my new set if that will help. Good luck.
Amber Eyes
@Amber Eyes
05/23/10 12:23:01PM
8 posts

What is a Hippie?


Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures

well said, I think when people label themselves (be it accurate or not) they are trying to attract people that are attached to said persona. I think the end goal would be to surround yourself with people who agree with your mind set and ideals. Then they can get together and rationalize their own beliefs without argument. Although I think this statement is me and my judgements too. So what's a girl to do? I know, I'll go for a walk ;).. Thanks for sharing.
Amber Eyes
@Amber Eyes
05/20/10 12:35:45AM
8 posts

Sophisticated Dread Styles?


Dreadlock Styles and Dread Styling

Hi, we have about the same length hair I twist my hair tight in a french twist and hold it in place with a pin. I love to use flower and feather clips for any sparse area's. If it's to short to pull back, I put the clip off to the side holding a few dready's out of my eyes. I hope that helps. Good luck and have a blast. pEace... :)
Contact Form