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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

2 Month Dreadiversary

Happy 2nd Month Dreadiversary to Me!!!
Back of Dreadies 2mo
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Here is the 2nd month of my Dreadlock Journey…the good, the bad, and the ugly.
But always…the REAL.
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Reality: Before and After washing (plus makeup, lol).
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Reality: My FIRST loopies are forming!!! There will soon be MANY more.
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Reality: Hours spent blunting my ends…just to have them fall out back into wispy ends. What a waste.
Their ends before I attempted blunting.
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It was cool while it lasted though.
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Reality: I get bored easily. Dyeing my bangs green seemed like a good remedy for that.
It was my Anniversary present to myself for being tobacco/nicotine/vaping-free for 1 year on September 10th.
I used sugar-free Kool-Aid…2 blues, 1 yellow, 2 greens. Mixed with conditioner. Applied and left on for 8 hours.
I am not even kidding.
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Reality: Roots loosen before they begin to lock.
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Reality: Fishtail braided dreads are adorably curly once they’re removed from the braid.
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Reality: Crazy updo hair days happen.
Another Reality: Crazy updo hair days happen regardless if you have dreadlocks or not…so just go with it and forgive your locs.
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Reality: 8 Year old girls make the best dread separators/maintainers.
I’m one seriously lucky Mama. This is my view when my hair is flipped over and she’s separating away.
We only separate 2x/wk. After wash day.
Yes, I wash my dreads. The other days I just put them up outta the way to shower.
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Reality: My bangs are not long enough to be dreaded still. I brushed this out immediately.
I couldn’t get it to stay down either, lol.
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Reality: I love wash day dreads better than non-wash day dreads.
These are wild, non-wash day dreadies.
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Reality: Wraps are harder to do if you wrap them a million times…
…they are much easier to do if you just braid them using the actual dread and 2 pieces of embroidery floss.
Another Reality: www.soul-flower.com ROCKS for boho tube headbands…they hide crazy roots super well!
Yet Another Reality: Dreads are so much more fun with baubles in them (from Michael’s 2 years ago).
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Reality: Knitting a Tam is fun and super easy!
I made up my own design…but here’s a great one you can try!
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Reality: More crazy, loose roots.
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Reality: Wash day dreadies look glorious!
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Reality: I have a thing for beads, wraps, headbands and beanies.
I made the first and bough everything else in the next 2 pics.
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I made the first myself, and bought the other 2 from Soulflower (link above).
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I made the first and bought the second.
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Reality: These are my officially 2 month old dreadies!
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I bought the sweater from Amazon for about $18. Here’s the link: Aztec Waterfall Cardigan. By the way, I am not affiliated with anyone.
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Reality: I LOVE MY DREADS!!!
No matter what stage they’re going through, I love them to the Moon and back!
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Here are the Dreadiversaries: