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 Post subject: the fantastic dreadlock thread
PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 5:23 am 
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was thinking that perhaps we could rustle up a whole lot of vegan dreadie love :)

so here are my new dreads, although i only have a pic of when i was halfway through doing them...
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and these are the old ones i hacked off when i was all crazy with pregnancy hormones..
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:09 am 
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I love that you've got blonde bits in your old ones! I don't have any dreads to share but I will be here to appreciate them anyway. <3

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Pretty dreads! Also, can we switch lives?


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I wish I had to guts to sport dreads. So beautiful!

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I'm dying to get dreads. I'm probably going to have to wait till I move out.

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 Post subject: Re: the fantastic dreadlock thread
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silverlining wrote:
Pretty dreads! Also, can we switch lives?



um? no, but i don't mind if you move to australia and grow dreadlocks and hang out in the rainforest. we could probably be great friends!


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Yours are lovely! We need to see post hacking pics...

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I heart dreads on other people.
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booberthefraggle wrote:
I heart dreads on other people.
I will be here to appreciate


I concur.


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Dreads are niiiice. I wish I had them/dated someone who had them.

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❀madam dahlia❀ wrote:
silverlining wrote:
Pretty dreads! Also, can we switch lives?



um? no, but i don't mind if you move to australia and grow dreadlocks and hang out in the rainforest. we could probably be great friends!


This is one of the better invitations I've received in a while! Rainforest, dreadlocks, kind friends! Thanks for making me smile on a cold and snowy day in TN.


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I don't have dreads, but I'm planning to get synthetic rainbowy dread extensions when money allows! : )

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hey autumn leaves! we need your cute dreadlocked face in here.

oh and dakini, i love those crazy cyber style synthetic dreads, please please please post a picture when you get them.


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autumnleaves- I love your hair sooo much.

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autumnleaves- I love your hair sooo much.

Awww thanks!!

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AutumnLeaves wrote:
booberthefraggle wrote:
autumnleaves- I love your hair sooo much.

Awww thanks!!

How cute are you? No one told me that AutumnLeaves was so adorable.

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 Post subject: Re: the fantastic dreadlock thread
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Vantine wrote:
AutumnLeaves wrote:
booberthefraggle wrote:
autumnleaves- I love your hair sooo much.

Awww thanks!!

How cute are you? No one told me that AutumnLeaves was so adorable.

Aww, stop that. I'm blushing, here. ^_^

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 Post subject: Re: the fantastic dreadlock thread
PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:18 pm 
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My husband just mentioned that i should dread my hair- i used to want to, but because if my job (elementary teacher in the American South), i didn't. I have a couple of questions:

Itchies? Do they happen? how do you deal? i currently wash about once a week with nature's gate shampoo and do water rinses or no-poo using baking soda once or twice a week.

am i going to look like i am having a midlife crisis? i am 36, with long blond hair and pretty normal looking, not heavy, not skinny, no tattoos, i used to have some extra piercings, but i had to loose them for the job. i don't care too much about what others think, but i also don't want to be someone who should never have done this, like the old ladies in short shorts. here's a recent pic of me after i i cut my hair: Image


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:41 pm 
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My husband just mentioned that i should dread my hair- i used to want to, but because if my job (elementary teacher in the American South), i didn't. I have a couple of questions:

Itchies? Do they happen? how do you deal? i currently wash about once a week with nature's gate shampoo and do water rinses or no-poo using baking soda once or twice a week.

am i going to look like i am having a midlife crisis? i am 36, with long blond hair and pretty normal looking, not heavy, not skinny, no tattoos, i used to have some extra piercings, but i had to loose them for the job. i don't care too much about what others think, but i also don't want to be someone who should never have done this, like the old ladies in short shorts. here's a recent pic of me after i i cut my hair: Image

You can still do dreads and make them look neat and sophisticated. You can do latch hooking, for example. With latch hooking, you can make your dreads as thin as you'd like, and you have slightly more control over how they look. The down side to latch hooking is that it is permanent. You'd have to cut your hair if you want to take them out. Non latched dreads can be combed out with a LOT of patience.

Otherwise, the key to healthy dreads is clean hair free of excess oils. A clean scalp and some shea and tea-tree oils used VERY sparingly can eliminate itching.
You could allow your dreads to form naturally instead of back combing. That would give you plenty of time to change your mind if you don't like the way it looks.

I know a lot of women who started their dreads when they were in their 40s and 50s. They look awesome!

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 Post subject: Re: the fantastic dreadlock thread
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Thanks for the feedback- i worked in inner city schools and i knew black ladies who rocked the dreads in their 50s and beyond (just not at my school with my principal), but i worry i am just too white.

I would actually probably just let them come in naturally. I have pretty wavy hair and it dreads up in the back daily. I would cut them off if i wanted them out anyway, my blonder hair is very fine (but i have a ton), so combing out dreads would leave me with a bunch of super damaged hair. I am really thinking about this! eek!

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jildez wrote:
but i worry i am just too white.



You can never be too white for dreads. :-)

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jildez wrote:
but i worry i am just too white.



You can never be too white for dreads. :-)


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:37 pm 
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jildez, I'm going to send you a PM of a pic of someone who I think you'd look like if you dreaded your hair. You'd look cute!


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