Okay, I'm tired. The children are in bed. I need to be sleeping after baking all day and market and this heat.....but, really, I must get this side done. I can't be walking around with half my head done. I'm leaving for Rainbow soon....keep on keeping on, Mama... Between all 5 combined children, us mamas have been gettin knotty solo. Our late night work sessions have ceased for now and we're on our own.
Don't I look hot? (totally just kidding.)
So, we took some pics of the process and I'll try and post them sometime tomorrow. Please excuse the stupid looks on both of our faces, we seemed to get more and more loopy as the night went on! We really needed a professional cameraman to document the progress...but, Ayden really needed to sleep. Just kidding, we wouldn't really wake up a five year old and force him into slave labor in the middle of the night!
You know, I'm going to say one more thing and then I'm so going to bed....Thanks to mama Sara on Mothering.commune for the loofah tip! It really did come in handy getting this fine mop of mine to fluff up....we wondered what the loofah was for!
Alright, goodnight to all. I love my locks and just hope they don't get f***** up during the night! We'll see.
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Yippee - Mama B & Mama C are going to embark on this knotty journey together! Thank god - cuz no one wants to rat up the back of their head by themself.
:) and two is always more fun than one!
Hey Mama B - can I getcha to blog with me??
Here are some websites that say wax is unnecessary or even bad for dreads:
Comments from the article How to Make Dreadlocks by eHow.com - be sure to read all 3 pages of comments - there's tons of opinions, advice and even a few recipes for accelerators, locking agents and light conditioners.
I found this page with lots of no wax talk too??
wow - there's definitely some differing advice - even some anti-backcombers too that say all natural is the way to go... just letting that shit knot up over the years!
HA. i can't see that going over real well in my world.... i wanted these dreadies yesterday so minimal waiting appeals to me.
AND if I decide to go with the non-waxin' backcombing advice, I could start that technique asap instead ordering and waiting for the pricey dread goods to arrive.
Hmmmm? What's a knotty girl to do??
I've had to tighten it up quite a few times but it's growing on me - which is the point of my knotty little secret back there hiding under the rest of my un-knotted mop - to see if I would dig a whole head full of locks....
and I'm thinking that I will :)
So here's picture of my experimental dreadie:
It's kinda hard to see my dark lock on my dark shirt but look close - it's there. It's also real hard to take a picture of ones' self holding a sweet baby but where's your man when you need him??
It's so needing some wax - so looks like I'll be visiting knottyboy.com soon for some stuffs.
Also, from the looks of the below picture, btw - this one was taken by my man - notice how I have no head - just tits - so You Know it was taken by a guy - anyways.... the lock - definitely needing a palm roll or a little tightening with the back comb.