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post #61 of 636
adoptmama they look really good. I love my curly ends too.

Nice dreads KristaDJ. Reminds me a lot of mine, similar birthday.
post #62 of 636
thanks, mamas!
post #63 of 636
Hey, dready folks!

My DD cut her dreads off this winter, after two and a half years. She's happy with her short hair.

My hair isn't long enough yet, but I am considering dreading it when it is long enough. Last time, there was a lice emergency with some very close friends and I just didn't want to risk bringing it home to DD.

I am feeling unsure about dreads this time around because I have my own business and I don't want it to affect my work. Does anyone have any ideas on how to keep it looking "professional"? Reasonably so, not necessarily perfect! Right now, my hair is pretty basic and I am not into doing my hair.
I was wondering if maybe leaving some front hair un-dreaded would help? Just to make it look neater if I covered my hair...? I'm not sure what I"m looking for! Just needing to ramble, I guess.
My very short-lived dreads here:http://www.flickr.com/photos/anderso...7615580020636/

My DD's beautiful dreads here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/anderso...7615579926824/
post #64 of 636
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nemesis...your dd's dreads were beautiful!! when did she decide she wanted them (what age)? my dd is nearly three and has this beautiful curly hair, and is saying every now and again that she wants dreads. i would love for dd and i to both have dreads, but at 3, the idea of that kind of commitment escapes her. i guess we could always cut them off, though. hair always seems to grow back!

your dreads were super cute, but you also look STUNNING with a shaved head! as far as "neater looking" dreads go, i just pull mine back or i wear a bandanna over them. i am a midwifery apprentice for a midwife who sees some pretty conservative clientele, but so far, we've had no issues with anyone being insulted by my appearance. i also just make sure to try and do weekly upkeep on them. i trim away the stray hairs, palmroll like crazy, rinse them once a week, and felt them every so often. keeps them pretty neat, until 9m/o ds tugs on the (he's a grabby little baby!). as much as the neglect method appealed to me, my life as an apprentice dictated that i had to do otherwise in an effort to look presentable.
post #65 of 636
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Originally Posted by Nemesis View Post
Hey, dready folks!

My DD cut her dreads off this winter, after two and a half years. She's happy with her short hair.

My hair isn't long enough yet, but I am considering dreading it when it is long enough. Last time, there was a lice emergency with some very close friends and I just didn't want to risk bringing it home to DD.

I am feeling unsure about dreads this time around because I have my own business and I don't want it to affect my work. Does anyone have any ideas on how to keep it looking "professional"? Reasonably so, not necessarily perfect! Right now, my hair is pretty basic and I am not into doing my hair.
I was wondering if maybe leaving some front hair un-dreaded would help? Just to make it look neater if I covered my hair...? I'm not sure what I"m looking for! Just needing to ramble, I guess.
My very short-lived dreads here:http://www.flickr.com/photos/anderso...7615580020636/

My DD's beautiful dreads here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/anderso...7615579926824/
awww. makes me miss my DD's dreads *sniff* *sniff*. I remember our DDs started their dreads at about the same time.
and yeah, I can't say what you should do about yours; depends a lot on what work you do. most people with dreads tie them back in a bun or something, with a kerchief for work. (mine can't be so easily hidden, but I'm an independent MW so it doesn't really matter). and I agree that you look GORGEOUS with a shaved head
post #66 of 636
Nemesis your dd's dreads were gorgeous! You would look great with some fringe. I think you'd have to wear a bandanna the first few months while they got through the fuzzy stage.
post #67 of 636
Loving these pictures! Love the way baby dreads look. And the little girl's dreads were beautiful! Makes me think about letting my DDs hair dread. She is two and a half and hates to have her hair brushed. But her hair is red and curly, much like MF's DD's hair, and I just love it.

I have a question. Forgive me if this has been answered. I haven't seen anyone discuss it, yet. I have serious loops and twists and turns in my four-month-old dreads. Are they going to stay forever, or will they straighten at all? I've been really low maintenence with my hair. What to expect??
post #68 of 636
Narn in my experience the loopies will straighten out/flatten down and your dreads will look just fine. Mine were the very loopy sort as well but it all worked out. I don't have the patience to crochet every loop.
post #69 of 636
yeah. loops generally smoothen out in time. just be patient, it's all part of the charm.
post #70 of 636
I had a question for you ladies, if you back combed to start your dreads did you use bands or something to hold them for a while. I had a friend section my hair, and am starting to back comb but was having the ends work themselves out a bit. thanks in advance.... also how long before you did your first wash?
post #71 of 636
Hi Everyone,
I am really new to this board and idea of getting dreads. I've always had funky hair but since having 2 beautiful children (now 3 and 8) I've had boring hair and have hated it. I've been thinking about a change and my dh suggested dreads. Since I've always loved unique hair styles, and have loved seeing other people's dreads, I thought this is a GREAT idea. I'm very excited about getting them. But, I'm really nervous about doing them myself. However, it sounds to me like a lot of you dreadymommas have done them yourselves! I want to do them *right* so worry that I might not make them right. After reading thru these posts though, it sounds like most of you are so relaxed about the process of doing it yourselves and the dreads are turning out great! I've been on knottyboy web site and wish I lived in Vancouver but since I don't, I'll probably do them myself. I have some questions though I'm hoping you guys won't mind answering:

1) my hair is shoulder length, is this long enough?
2) can I still dyed/bleach my roots? I know, not so natural but it is one of my vices...
3) is it possible to do this by myself?

any other suggestions are greatly appreciated!!

Thanks, a dreadymomma hopeful
tasha
post #72 of 636
hi giaana - yes to all three.
post #73 of 636
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4034/...0d2f0b1715.jpg

hi all, I have not posted in a while. I felted in some of my roots last night and ended up felting in some of my spinning fiber as well. I loved the effect. green is my color so thats what ended up in my hair.
post #74 of 636
omg auburnmamma that looks awesome!
post #75 of 636
Beautiful!!!
post #76 of 636
Thanks guys! I went to my favorite fiber studio today and they all wanted to help felt in some more color in the back. I'll go back sometime and show off more pictures. On the the fibers actually has some sparkle to it and I (covet) it!
post #77 of 636
lovely!
post #78 of 636
Nice dreads and I see you have Jedi in your house lol.
post #79 of 636
Yes, we have 3 little Jedi and 1 big one :-)
post #80 of 636
Lol, is the big one you or your husband? I'm the geek in my house.
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