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temporary dreads

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This is the video where I got the instruction (crazy idea) to do temporary dreads.  It works!!!!


bye-bye dreads [day 7]

I planned on keeping my dreads throughout my Mexico trip, however plans change.  My first night at CHE was the end, as I was unsuccessful in dodging water balloons.  At first, the water rolled off my hair, but then it started coming apart.  I have to say, it was well worth it.  🙂

I didn’t bring hair supplies, so I had to buy some at the Soriana.  I bought what I believed to be my regular Pantene products, or at least the containers were the same color.  I washed my hair twice and conditioned three times and still had a very hard time getting them out.  I thought Steve was going to kill me.  That’s the first time I ever saw that look on his face… a look of panic mixed with extreme anger.

Okay, so I lost a little bit of hair.  The hairball was the size of a really large rat or a small dog.  😉

Anya decided she wanted dreads, so Steve did her’s with Gorilla Snot hair gel.  They look great!!!!!

So will I do this again?  Probably not.  It was fun, but my hair is already somewhat nappy and the dreads become more permanent the longer I have them.  What will I try next???


dreads [day 4 & 5]

Yes, it’s been a while since I washed my hair.  This might be the longest I’ve ever gone.  9th day?  Yikes!  That seems to be freaking out a lot of people.  It did start to get a little itchy today.  Natural oils… the best conditioner, right?  😉

I have to say I’m amazed at how these are holding up.  I’ve slept in them, exercised in them and have been out in extreme heat, and still no unraveling.  The longer I have them, the more real they look and feel.  Even close to my head, they are still as tight as the day they were done.  I even had my hair in a pony tail for several hours, and when I took them out, no marks or indentions where the hair band was.  Cool.

Funny story:

When I told people I was doing this, I said, “Rhyanna told me about the temporary dreads, she has the real ones, but I’m getting temp ones like hers.”  At first I didn’t catch on to the puzzled looks, but then a friend explained it to me.  Being the more book and weirdness cultured girl that I am, and not so much in the movie and music world, I had no idea there’s a pop star named Rihanna.  I guess everyone thought I was copying a pop star.  A.  Anyone that knows me, knows that wouldn’t happen (thus the puzzled looks).  B.  My friend Rhyanna is sporting some cool dreads, and Rihanna is not.  C.  I should probably get out more in the world.

Here’s a pic of Rhyanna with her dreads.  She’s also quite the writer, her blog is dreamsunwind.wordpress.com.


dreadlocks [temporary]

Okay, they’re temporary dreads, as I have commitment issues.  LOL  Here they are!  46 of them, took about 1.5 hours.  Steve rocks!  My hair started at 4 days unwashed.  Yeah, I know, some people can do that, others, not so much.  I can go a week and nobody would know.  I will do daily updates on the maintenance.  🙂


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