Saturday, July 22, 2006

Well, it's almost 11 months now and things are still looking.. Well.. Pretty much the same. My dreads are softer now I don't know WHY.. Maybe it's the extra rinsing and the pantene I've been using. I haven't stated conditioning yet but the shampoo has (get this.) Petroleum in it.. GREASE. So it's like a conditioning wash I guess. I think I'll stick with this stuff. I was against petroleum usage in dreadlocks, but I think this is OK. It's in the shampoo (and probably the conditioner too.) but I still don't use grease on my hair (Petrolatum) cause it's too hard to wash out. The Parnevu isn't thick or greasy and can be used daily. (I use it every other day or so after wetting my locks a little. Works wonders.)

I need to clip my ends believe it or not. Apparently not all the perm got cut off and I have these little tails on the ends of some of my locks. They aren't really BOTHERING anybody, I just wanna cut them off.. but I'm not in a particular hurry to do it. Like I said they aren't bothering anybody. My bang is going to have to be slicked back after a bit cause those three locks are hanging right on my eyebrows in about I'd say 3 months or so they'll be in my EYES!!! Can't have that now, I'm already blind. :P

My eczema is acting up a little. It was getting better, but now I'm not so sure. Well, it IS better than it was cause I was PITYFUL.. Sores and all, but now I just have dry crusty skin between my fingers, a rash on my hand and wrist that goes and comes on a daily basis. And fingers that itch, dry out, crack and bleed occassionally. Sounds shitty I know and it is, but just something that some folks have to live with til they find their own personal cure. I find that alcohol kills the itch of the rash and some petroleum jelly kills some of the crusty hands. But it's a balance. Sometimes the moisturizers make the rash itch. Go figure. But I've seen worse days. :) I'm living with it.

I have no new pictures. I plan to take some next month sometimes cause that will be my year mark being a dread head. I'm still in love with them. They hold special meaning to me. Not really sacred, but still important. I want to take care of them and make sure they grow to their fullest potential. (This is what happens when you don't have kids and no time for a dog.)

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Well, it's been 10 months already since I began these dreads and things are looking bright. I'm happily shaking my dreads in dis b*tch.. LoL.. I've noticed they are changing colours too. When I was little my hair was a sandy reddish brown and now it's turning that colour again. I've mixed the expensive shampoo with some pantene relaxed and natural. And it's working pretty well. I've also started rinsing better and that is keeping things "shiny" around here. I've been using this growth cream by Parvenu (Yes it's a perm company, but this stuff is great for locs.. nOt sure how well it works on perms though, but whatever.) It's light and washes out in a hot minute. Perfect for dreads cause as all us dread heads know, rinsing takes FOREVER as it is without all that greasy mess to wash and rinse away.

As far as learining lessons in life, I've learned only this. All is not as it appears to be. Except when it is, then it's usually for the worse. :)

Have a nice day..