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Heather B
@heather-b
03/30/12 01:55:23PM
53 posts

Crochet hooks aren't ALL bad... (Not condoning the crochet method, I promise!)


Dread Accessories

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the two longer rainbowy ones! Uber cool! :)

Heather B
@heather-b
03/29/12 02:01:11AM
53 posts

dreaducation, comprehensive guide to all things dready


Dreading Methods

Brandy! Good luck with your locks! I'm so excited for you! I too am 35 with kids. Started dreading 2 years ago! Un like you I was not patient and with out knowing any better went the jonny clean way..:( bleh! But I've been all natural and finally let MY hair down after the first approx 4 months of ignorance. Anyway, I just wanted to welcome you to the natural dreaded family and tell you I can relate to those "voices". I planned locking for quite some time (15 years or so) prior to taking the leap. I too live in a small opinionated community. I get many nasty stares and always second looks. I've learned to always take it as a compliment...no matter the response. Most of the time people stare or judge because they too suffer from ignorance. But there is always a level of interest. I've learned that no matter the response, or sarcastic rude comment or question...."how do you even wash that?!?" I always answer very honestly and with a smile. People fear what they don't know or understand. I think most people are curious but worry about asking anything cause they don't want to offend. So a lot of times when I meet new people I'll just talk about it...or make a funny comment to lighten the mood. My favorite is the kids...I wonder through wal-mart and kids stare at me like they're at the zoo...it's GREAT! Just enjoy it and realize that you may be something new and exciting for the unknowing people! :) Enjoy the journey of natural locking...I wish I did. But it has still been an amazing journey thus far!

Brandy Laurin said:

Oh my goodness....sooo much to take in! But god forbid, i just had to read all of it, incase!? I don't know:)

I have wanted dreads for so long & am at the point where hearing... "what about your job? Moving around a lot...you don't wanna be THAT girl!... to... i'd cut them off while you were asleep, All from certain people in my past over the last ten years, that Now, at 35, with 2 kids and a total love for self...i feel i deserve em! Still, the old voices play back tho...i live in a small somewhat conservative northern ontario town, and part of me still worries about what other people will think. Effffed heh?

Anyway, Ido reallyadmire the beauty in all natural organic looking dreads and would love to have them for me finally! I am so thankful to have stumbledupon this site.I have painfully straight hair, to my waist, and have never been a fan of brushing it,yet, until the grey coming in, had always remained smoothed & tamed naturally. I have stopped combing about a week ago & still been washing/conditioning (wrote down the formula for bakingsoda rinse) but wondering ifyou would suggestcontinuing to neglect it will give me the all natural dreads i'm hoping for.For the record, i realize this is a process & am more than willing to let my dreads develop & grow over time (i'vewaited this long afterall!)but just need a little reassurance that the matted mess starting in the back will eventually dread in time with little or no effort. The anticipation will be a little more bareable & the journey more exciting with an initial "it's okay!" i guess:)

Perhaps yours is the permission i need to fully let my hair down! lol thanks heh

Heather B
@heather-b
08/08/11 02:15:39AM
53 posts

Diet lifestyles


Dreads and Diets

I'll tell ya what! According to your list you like WAY more then me and I do just fine! Ha! I think SE and Chuck said it best! Don't force yourself to eat things you don't like and slowly start introducing new things. I like a lot more now then I ever did....some of those things you say you won't touch, try juicing. It's a totally different experience and it's helped my taste buds evolve a TON! :) There are tuns of juice recipes, you'll be shocked at how good some of them can be! Good luck! Keep us posted! :)

Sara M~ )O( said:

Thanks for the tip. I really don't like a whole lot of veggies. :D I'll eat onions, tomatoes, corn, carrots, beans [some but not all].... celery, cucumbers, bell peppers <3. I won't touch things like cabbage, cress, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, mushrooms or much squash. I like pumpkin. :) But I would like to be able to say I like other squash. It just has a funky, weird taste to it. I guess I will have to see what I can do with your advice, and see if I can find a way of preparing my veggies that will make me want to eat them. lol :D

Heather B
@heather-b
07/20/11 01:24:32AM
53 posts

people touching your hair/bad vibes


General Talk

I have heard of this superstition as well. I personally let anyone who wants to touch my hair. Mainly because where I come from locks are a very rare thing to find and most people I encounter are quite naive and afraid of the "difference". I want to make sure to be as open, friendly and as kind as I can be to all people who show an interest. I don't want anyone to be afraid of something that I find to be very beautiful and spiritual so I hope that the more I'm open and willing to share the less taboo and fear will surround my dreadlock journey. And besides, even if they DO have a negative vibe maybe the love and joy in my locks can rub off on to them. If I pick up their negativity that's my own weakness. JMHO :)

Heather B
@heather-b
05/09/11 02:08:38AM
53 posts

"How long did it take you to make your hair like that?"


General Talk

So I get this question all the time! For me the answer is about 6 hours, but I got to thinkin, what about all you wonderful people who started your adventure by simply throwing out the brush? How do you answer this question? Even tho I started them with the help of a couple of friends I wake up to a new surprise every morning! Some are more loopy, some are more smooth, it's an ever changing process! So it seems like the answer would be how ever long you've had them, no?

Anyway, just curious! :)


updated by @heather-b: 01/13/15 09:01:35PM
Heather B
@heather-b
12/06/10 12:48:05AM
53 posts

has anyone had really good luck with the backcombing methodd


Dreading Methods

I backcombed mine about 6 months ago...I love them! there are loose hairs and bumps and loops and stuff, but I love all of that! It's all apart of the journey. My understanding is that there will always be loose hair and the dreads change and progress all the time. It's just an adventure. The only thing I would do different if I did it over is I wouldn't have used wax...I only used it 3 or 4 times...but it was super yucky! so....backcomb..? Sure!!! Was...??? No thank you! :D
Heather B
@heather-b
11/25/10 02:06:04AM
53 posts

best dreadlocks


Dreadlock Picture Gallery

awwwww *blush*

soaringeagle said:
haha well hers i thought of first..but i was looking for yours too but couldnt find u (god we got too many amazuning pics to find the ones u want lol)
Heather B
@heather-b
11/25/10 01:55:25AM
53 posts

best dreadlocks


Dreadlock Picture Gallery

as soon as I saw this post first person I thought of was Rea! :) Her dreads are....well, SE said it best...majestic! Just can't believe you didn't list her first, man! ;)
Heather B
@heather-b
11/18/10 12:43:25AM
53 posts

crochet dreads recovery more then twice as long as expected


Dreading Methods

this is sooo weird....I do not know ONE person (other then online) that has dread locks! It's amazing to hear about your locking friends! :D
Heather B
@heather-b
11/17/10 09:30:26AM
53 posts

Question about bleaching dreads


Dreadlock Styles and Dread Styling

your looks amazing! :D i love the color!
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