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1 Dreadlock Problem No One Talks About

1 Dreadlock Problem No One Talks About

1 Dreadlock Problem No One Talks About Everyone knows starting and maintaining dreadlocks is a never-ending adventure. Often, I get people coming up to me, exclaiming, “I love your hair! You have such beautiful dreadlocks.” Each time this happens, I can’t help but chuckle to myself a […]

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5 Ways You Could Be Self-Sabotaging Your Dreads

5 Ways You Could Be Self-Sabotaging Your Dreads

5 Ways You Could Be Self-Sabotaging Your Dreads 1. Using the wrong shampoo. That’s right, if you’re using the wrong shampoo, it can make your dreadlocks look dirtier than when they started. All too vividly I remember a rough 6 month time period early in my Dread […]

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3 Quick Steps You Can Take To Have Perfect Dreadlocks

3 Quick Steps You Can Take To Have Perfect Dreadlocks

3 Quick Steps You Can Take To Have Perfect Dreadlocks There are numerous reasons why someone would want to have beautiful, healthy dreadlocks. Maybe you’ve been racking your brains on how to beautiful, tidy dreadlocks. yourself, at one time or another. There are several possible variations on […]

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Introducing Blooper Footage

Introducing Blooper Footage

NEW! Blooper footage. It takes me a dozen takes to get two good minutes of footage. Enjoy.   Bulls Eye icon provided by GraphicsFuel.com.

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We Got the Bad Guys!

We Got the Bad Guys!

In recent weeks, some of you may have noticed a strange warning coming up in search results when you Googled this site. The warning was as follows: “This site may be compromised.” Turns out, evil hackers had nested useless links into the code of my site.

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Dreadlock Hairstyle for Bridesmaids

Dreadlock Hairstyle for Bridesmaids

Recently I was in a wedding as a bridesmaid, and had to come up with a quick style for my dreads the morning of the wedding. There was no hair plan whatsoever, which is how I often roll. The great thing about dreadlocks is that, when they […]

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Dreadlock Product Alert!

Dreadlock Product Alert!

Need Help Finding Effective Dreadlock Products? Check out my Product Review section, where you can learn about products that I personally use and can recommend. You’ll also gain access to 100’s of customer reviews from actual users of those products, so that you can judge for yourself […]

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Dreads That Are Too Long?

Well, I never thought the day would come when my dreads became too long for me. Growing up as a kid with the typical straight permed, unhealthy hair that could barely grow past my shoulders, I dreamed of the day when my hair would touch (gasp) my […]

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A Decade and Counting

It’s been a long time coming…I’d say about ten years, which is how long I’ve had my dreadlocks. Due to stubbornness, business with college classes, and a lack of money at the time, I learned the hard way, through trial and error, and did everything (and I […]

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Book Review Alert!

Book Review Alert!

Book Review Alert!: Nice Dreads: Hair Care Basics and Inspiration for Girls Who’ve Considered Locking Their Hair Extremely useful (although I would change the title. Just sayin’). I borrowed this book from the library when I was several years into my dreadlock journey, and it proved very […]

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