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Mandy2
@mandy2
11/15/10 01:50:09AM
55 posts

crazy thought


General Talk

if you look into theology and mythology in a historical sense, medusa was actually originally a warrior goddess full of beauty and eroticism from the north african and lybian amazonian tribes, so it would make sense that she would be depicted with dreadlocks as the priestesses of the tribes would have dreadlocks to show others that they were indeed a priestess (since it wasn't something back then that you could "create" overnight). she was transplanted into greek theology much like they did when conquering other areas with differing beliefs to help them ease the transition. the difference with this one though is that a lot of the way she was portrayed as well as what she stood for was very taboo in greek culture. she was also too similar of a goddess to athena (especially considering that one of the variations of medusa's name was extremely similar to the name athena), and many felt that they were competing goddesses in that sense. that's why the myths were eventually changed as well as her image, to appease the religious majority. she was also sometimes depicted originally as a mermaid type figure with wings or fins, and with fish scales, which helps explain why she eventually became covered in snakes and was cursed with a snake-like body.it's very similar to what's happened to the image of hekate from the greek and roman days to modern days. hekate was originally a triple aspect goddess, going from being young and beautiful and virgined, to a fertile mother, to a wise sage. nowadays she is simple seen as the "crone", an image very similar to what we know now today as the cartoon depicted witch. though, i won't go into hekate much more than that cuz some people still get kinda touchy about that subject.i love theology, did i mention that by the way? :)
Mandy2
@mandy2
11/14/10 09:13:32PM
55 posts

crazy thought


General Talk

I'm loving this idea so much!
updated by @mandy2: 07/22/15 12:40:54PM
Mandy2
@mandy2
11/14/10 09:07:25PM
55 posts

Shhh don't tell!


General Talk

thanks guys :)
Mandy2
@mandy2
11/10/10 08:16:11PM
55 posts

My scalp is angry at me, owie!


Dread Maintenance

I gotcha. Thanks for catching it. And thank god I just finished my tam. xD
Mandy2
@mandy2
11/10/10 04:08:49PM
55 posts

My scalp is angry at me, owie!


Dread Maintenance

Well I don't think it's bugs. I checked my daughter and she doesn't have any, and I'm not really itchy all the time. Rather, I tend to get a bit itchy when it's time for a wash, that's usually how I know when I'm ready for another wash actually lolI don't feel any bumps. It's just really tender and raw right down the part in the middle, where my scalp shows. I suppose I didn't even think that it might be sunburn. I recently moved from the garage to out in the back yard for smoking as the smell was bugging mom-in-law.I have milk, but no aloe. The only oils I have right now are witch hazel, lavender, eucalyptus, and tea tree. I also have a lavender/witch hazel toner I use on my face. I've heard that coconut oil is really useful in lotions as a moisturizer. I have some, so I was thinking about maybe dabbing a bit of milk on it then putting that coconut oil on to help out before I wash tonight. Any thoughts?I wish I woulda known about the peppermint oil before I went to the store. I literally JUST came back and I remember it was sitting right on the shelf where I was looking. lol. Should I dilute the peppermint oil or just use it straight?The area is literally a straight line down my scalp, where the hair parts. No where else. No blisters, though the area feels oily to the touch compared to the rest of my scalp. When I touch it I get sorta the same feeling as if you touch a blister after it's popped and with that top layer of skin peeled off. So, very raw and kinda oily/wet.
Mandy2
@mandy2
11/10/10 10:38:20AM
55 posts

My scalp is angry at me, owie!


Dread Maintenance

I woke up this morning and my scalp was waay angry at me.Usually I don't have problems other than a bit of dandruff, but yikes! I have all kinds of sores and raw spots on there out of nowhere. I wonder if maybe I was scratching in my sleep or something...Nothing new in my routine. I use diluted Dr. Bronner's with a few drops of tea tree oil (very few, 2-3 drops per 32 oz mixture). I also do a BS/ACV rinse every other week, and a salt soak once a month. I wash about once a week, as anything more than that dries my scalp out too much. I haven't washed my dreads in a few days.I usually wash them on Thursday or Friday, but I'm wondering if washing them right now would irritate them even more as raw as my scalp is.It's just this one spot on my scalp, the rest is fine, which is why I'm thinking I was scratching in my sleep. It's right where my hair naturally parts in the middle. Straight down that line.Anybody got any tips on soothing it? Or maybe something I should change?Owies... :(
updated by @mandy2: 02/14/15 04:35:19AM
Mandy2
@mandy2
11/06/10 02:55:56PM
55 posts

New Washing Routine?


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Have you used ACV at all? I tend to get real itchy and I've found that rinsing with it once a month helps a lot. You have to use it separate from the baking soda mix though, like right after rather than IN the mix. I have a big 32oz squeeze bottle with the pop-up cap on it that you would normally use for drinks. I add about an ounce of ACV and fill the rest up with water. After I'm done with my baking soda wash I'll make sure I've rinsed really good and then I'll pour the ACV mix over my dreads and my scalp real good. I let it set for a minute or two and then wash that out real good.It leaves you with a faint vinegar smell that lasts an hour or two but if that really bothers you then you can add a couple drops of a nice smelling essential oil to the ACV mix to cover up the smell.
Mandy2
@mandy2
11/06/10 11:17:42AM
55 posts

'Twist and Lock' product


Dread Products

seems like its mostly to moisturize/condition the dreads, which is great in the later phases of dreads once they've matured but not in the early stages, it might actually hinder the early locking process if they are conditioned too much.most of the ingredients are similar to what you would make a lotion or conditioner with: emulsifiers, oils, and preservatives...one or two of the ingredients in there i don't recognize, and i just woke up so i'm being kinda lazy about looking things up. gimme like an hour unless someone gets to it before me lol
Mandy2
@mandy2
11/06/10 11:12:00AM
55 posts

Floridas Best Products?


Dread Products

it doesn't sound too bad but the fact that they don't list the ingredients on the bottle or on the website kinda worries me. a lot of companies use those terms rather loosely and can get away with it, trying to capitalize on the whole organic/natural popularity that's going on right now.i guess the only way to find out is to try it out! let us know what happens. :)
Mandy2
@mandy2
11/06/10 11:10:00AM
55 posts

My 8yo son's second set of locks...


General Talk

yeah can i live with you too? loli've never been to nm before. i'm in houston right now. i'm used to my happy little hippie bubble out in myrtle beach.
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