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Heidela
@Heidela
08/24/11 11:27:19AM
27 posts

Downside to dreads? Keeping it real!


Introduce Yourself

Awesome replies that is what I am saying....mostly ups but for real there is always something ...like making my bed this morning my hair got caught in the fairy hanging from my light!I will attempt to display in this thread what I seem to let happen each day!
Heidela
@Heidela
08/23/11 09:31:45AM
27 posts

Downside to dreads? Keeping it real!


Introduce Yourself

Ok this is meant to be fun because really these have so many pros for me ..especially the ten min out the door to work I need to do now!You save a ton of time and money by NOT investing (and I have) money that could be spent otherwise to improve life for yourself or others...in fact I have been calculating my savings haircuts alone were $$$! not to mention some insane costs with color adventures!And no brushing...still a bit hard after doing it my entire life 50 strokes a day!I have a long list of ups...mainly as mentioned someplace here part of all this is my last few years of work...moving to retirement (early age settling for poverty/simple self sufficiant life..instead of burn out)So for fun I have to admit every paradise has a few demons!So we all know the "beauty" or else why would we be here?So here are a couple of things1: I am an urgent care RN and I am at that level in life where my vision is changing...when starting an IV....reading a medication bottle...measuring wound..drawing bloods...doing all the close work...I can NOT PUT MY GLASSES ON MY HEAD! It is such a habit and putting them up there is easy and they stick there really well..it is getting them OUT! LOL!!! I have not figured a way to do this with out yanking my hair out! And it is not graceful or reassuring to anyone for a nurse to be yanking glasses out of newly forming dreads in a French braid!Ok I have tried them around my neck...anything around my neck drives me nut...tucking down the front of my shirt I move fast they fly onto the floor...this is NOT a big deal just funny to me that something I have done for years is so simple and now...well I just told you...2: folks assumptions that you smoke weed ...funny..if I do or not who cares? I am actively pro legal on a federal level not as medication but just let folks grow use and sell it legally...I have pretty much hidden my hair at work because even patients "assume" I want folks to trust that I am intact safe loving and caring...periodOk there are my two...not sure other than the occasional YOUCH! When they get caught in something! But that happened anyway with out locs!Any more?I am thrilled with how this is helping me progress and transition...ever progress and grow..never regress and stagnateYour turn I look forward to reading what funny or annoying things you have found?
updated by @Heidela: 02/14/15 03:28:46PM
Heidela
@Heidela
08/23/11 08:49:52AM
27 posts

How do I reverse my blunted dreads?


Dreading Methods

You are just too cute the photos are a riot! It looks much better nowOh yeah the dread mullet trend!But who am I to judge i do not even brush my hair! ;)
Heidela
@Heidela
08/06/11 09:55:07AM
27 posts

I have done everything 'wrong' and my dreads are awesome!


Dread Maintenance

I sense discoarse and really is that what this is about? Really of course anyone can do anything to hair and it is just hair ...your hair....this seemed like an open topic....but I feel some aggitation all over this baord bescause...it is normal for folks to slit and fraction.?

Sorry for stopping by ...I think until this under current of discord stops I will back off and other than enjoy photos stay away


Thanks
Heidela
@Heidela
08/05/11 08:30:00AM
27 posts

I have done everything 'wrong' and my dreads are awesome!


Dread Maintenance

I can not imagine using wax on a journey to dreads..maybe because I am old enough to be patient...I am a professional who needs to have hair in order for work as well...The way your hair stands up....great pic but they do look stiffAnd yes to each his or her own...dreads always were in my opinion a journey of learning,freedom and letting go of control something it has taken most of my life to do... now I realize..for some it is a hair stylecertainly is your choice what you want to doYou are darling..remain happy then!I will say after visiting other boards I came here because of the fact this board leads towards the journey...not hairstyle...there are tons of folks out there looking for style
Heidela
@Heidela
08/05/11 08:09:26AM
27 posts

vinegar first:baking soda last?


Dread Maintenance

I have never smelled ...nor has my old man smelled vinegar in my hair and I have always even before I started this journey it to rinse my hairIt leaves it so clean and fresh...and fungus hates acid so if you have or want to prevent problems it is great for thatI knew this all made sense when I saw Bonners.. baking soda and vinegar as all you needed for great clean dreads! Because aside from a good oil treatment once a month..this is how I already cared for my hair for probably 20 or more years all I had to do was toss the brush and cut out the oil...and my hair in a very short time is sectioning and locs are forming nicelyReally if the smell bugs you as SE says just use less it is great for your hair and scalp
Heidela
@Heidela
08/04/11 12:02:01PM
27 posts

Beads for what reason


Dread Accessories

I just put a couple in to hold two apart they were turning into a nest of one giant loc ...I know it wanted to go into a giant loc but really it was huge and looked like a rat ...I split it ..it would go back over and over ...so I split it and put beads on each one as place holders

Heidela
@Heidela
08/04/11 08:59:50AM
27 posts

free polymer clay beads


Dread Accessories

I am sure you are out of free beads but I tried to send you a msg ..and it would not let me for some reason...I would be happy to trade if you and your son make some more maybe try to send me a msg and I can reply?
Heidela
@Heidela
07/28/11 03:07:32PM
27 posts

veggie vegan omni ital? whats your diet and hows it relate to your dreadiness (if at all)


Dreads and Diets

I eat a mainly plant based diet from our garden ..I have turned all the landscaping into either really pretty fragrent flowers for the bees butterflies and birds or edibles...

I do eat meat about 2-3 times weekly but it is either from my own flock or from a friend who raises and butchers humanly

I was a veg for almost 20 years but really became grossly anemic ..after trying everything veg I could do to correct it ...I opted to encoporate meat into my diet but with some pretty simple rules ..humane raised humane butchering

I was never an "ethical" vegetarian and do believe that human beings should eat a wide variety of food to suit their particular health and stature

I am an ethical ominvore and very particular about how my food is raised and so that limits my consumption naturally \

fortunately I live in an area where I can do this with some affordablity or I would just be eating beans and rice

(I grow beans but have to buy rice!)

alsoI do a fast once in a while to remind myself how much I really do not need ..and in spite of a tragic few years...all that I have ..since I am not a theist ...I do not have any religious or spiritual reasons for my diet ..they are all health and environmental reasons

I hate the way animals are treated in the "industry" so I refuse to eat meat unless I have seen it's life first.


updated by @Heidela: 07/23/15 07:37:54AM
Heidela
@Heidela
07/28/11 01:18:20PM
27 posts

dread Wax: Lesson learned. Not even ONCE. *updated with promised photo*


Dread Maintenance

I remember the first video I looked at showing how to put dreads in (or whatever you want to call those waxy yukky sausages that hang from peoples heads) having folks who lived in the islands for 20 years I know that dreadlocks have to just form ..they can be ripped and shapped a bit but not with "product"

anyway I watched that video and this guys hair was ruined by the globs of wax she put on after backcombing ..I was stunned and thought "where the hell does the dirt go but into those sticky things?"

really I can only imagine how gross it would be to play with my husbands hair and have my fingers get stuck in the disgusting mess this could become

and it is not like they apply a little bit ..oh know she was gobbing it on like shaving cream

yuk

I am glad I found this site ..I did know I was going natural because to me there is absolutely no point at this point in my life to do anything else ..dreads should happen ...not be forced in my opinion

but boy oh boy have I gotten some good tips here so thanks

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