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Baking soda hair wash in prep for dreading…

So I decided today to try out a baking soda wash on my (yet to be dreaded) hair.  Dear gods.  When you people say squeaky clean, you mean it in the most literal way.

I just got out of the shower so my hair is still wet.  But I’m curious to see the change in how it looks and feels when its dry.  I’ve never been so excited about my hair before :-p

So what I did was look around the net and get an idea of what people use baking soda for and how much with water (or whatever else).  So I figured I’d just wing it for my first attempt.

Off to the pantry I went and found an empty jam jar with a handle and lid.  This is maybe a cup or a little bit more.  I grabbed the baking soda and dumped in maybe a Tablespoons worth or so.  Then ran the tap to get some decently warm water, filled the jar, put the lid on and shook it up.  This got me a cloudy enough looking mixture.

Off to the shower I went!

So I wet my hair, shook up the jar to distribute the Goods again, turned away from the shower, bent my head forward, letting my hair fall forward, then began dumping a bit at a time while gently massaging a bit with the other hand. (this is all detailed shit for people like me who need that extra inspiration to try new things!)

Quickly enough, the squeaking started :-p  my hand just didn’t want to glide over my hair.  It was so wild for some reason that I almost started laughing.  :-p

Oh, and I had forgotten completely about how terrible the stuff tastes >.<

Sooo anyway.  Finished pouring it all in, let my hair lay back normally and went about the rest of my shower which was only a couple minutes.  Then rinsed the stuff out and wow that was squeaky too.

So now here I sit waiting for it to dry, wondering when I’ll start my dreading, if I should just go it alone since my friends seem to be rather busy people, and trying to decide on a method.

It took me a long time of waiting to get the metal flea comb to do the back combing with and now I find myself tempted to do the rip & twist.  Which leaves me several very important dollars broker with a useless fucking comb >.>  unless I had a dog of course.  Roomies do.  Hmm.

So yeah.  I’m all excited.

I think I’ll try a baking soda body wash next.  I don’t think I’ll need to do another baking soda wash on my hair if I were to start dreading in the next couple days because I let it sit in for quite awhile today.

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Crater Lake

So yesterday Katie and I went to Crater Lake.  We went the Bend route which I had never been on before.  It was suuuch a pretty drive! And it only took about 2ish hours! Well, it took 3ish because we stopped a lot and you know, traffic n such.  But Mapquest had told me it was like 5 hours >.>

On the way there we got to see Diamond Peak, which was awesome.  I had never seen it before.  I don’t think I’ve even heard of it.

But yeah, we got to see lots of pretties along the way.

We seem to have drove right through a butterfly migration right before getting to the lake too lol… poor things :-p

Katie squee’d all over Crater Lake and quite enjoyed herself.  I enjoyed it as always (been there maybe 3 times before) but I also got a lot of knitting done on the way there and on the way back on my ebil Queen Anne’s Lace circular shawl.

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New favorite hobby: Sandboarding!


Yesterday Katie and I went sandboarding.  It was GREAT fun! I’ve never done anything like it.  I was so excited about trying it when we got there.  And my cramps weren’t too bad to start off with so I get to have loads of fun.  By the time they got really bad I was freaking exhausted anyway.

I did biff pretty hard twice.  The first time was very audible and I think I slid a bit… *rubs ass*  Yeah, sore.  But not too bad (yet, we’ll see tomorrow).  The 2nd time I may or may not have given myself a very minor case of whiplash :-p My back twisted and popped, from somewhere between my shoulders all the way up to the top of my neck.  I heard the popping in my head.  I don’t know exactly how I landed so horribly wrong to end up like that but… hey it was still fun :-p  How it happened was a tire snuck up on me in my path and for whatever reason it freaked me out O.O  Yeah, I have no clue.

It was -so- much easier than it looks.  I can’t say too much about turning or anything like that.  I mean just getting on and going down, staying up and balanced… very easy.  A couple times I leaned backwards too much for same reason bet only a couple times.

So yeah… sandboarding is defiantly my new hobby.  Katie enjoyed it immensely also.

Ohh and the people at the sandboard shop were great to talk to, even if it was just a little bit.

After that we went to go get Katie’s obligatory toe dipping in the Pacific ocean.  She loved it 🙂 We both kendered some shells, I drew some quickie messages in the sand to be quickly swept away by the tide, and we left.  Great day though.  Very awesome.

And today we’re headed to Crater Lake! (I’ve been a few times).  I realy wanted to make some curry or noodles to bring as a light picnic snack food for there but noooo I was just dead last night.  Physically I could have done it but mentally I would have made fuck ups along the way.

So for some reason I felt like I should get gussied up today.  I’m even wearing a *gasp!* bra! And *gasp* jewelry! My hair is looking interesting today and I LOVE this shirt so I figured it would be a great time for a pic ^-^

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Ewww the pic quality came out really shitty.  I’ll see what I can do about that later.  >.<

Oh, one lats quickie note on my lunastix progress: Today I started practicing twirling with my lefthand.  Its coming along quicker than I thought ^-^ I’m so bringing them with me today.

Dreads for me?

May 10, 2009 1 comment

Dreads for me?

So I can’t remember anymore what got me started on this (the idea was probably sprouted with love by Suziblu getting her fake dreads).  I’ve always loved locks though.  Being away from Eugene I completely forgot all about how awesome they can be.

But I was in the store the other day and walked by this lady with looong gorgeous dreads, some pulled up to the back of her head.  They looked sooo perfect.

So, because of Suziblue, I thought hey… I’ll do fake dreads! Because I can have a lot of creative fun that way, adding interesting bits and pieces.  I don’t mind the amount of work it takes to make them from scratch and they’re really really cheap and my birthday is coming up so… I might scrounge up some money to buy the fake hair needed.

I don’t know what colors I’ll go with.  It will probably depend on whats available at the store.  I like the look (sometimes) of the natural color fading into a fakey color, but I don’t think a fakey color would go well with my hair color and I’m doubtful I’ll find my hair color in the fake hair stuff.  Sooo I don’t know yet.

So I went about researching fake dreads, how to make them… there’s so many different ways, tricks and techniques.  And then when it comes to actually wearing them and the things you can do with them afterwards… the options are are open as working an a canvas of art!

And then I came across a sight in my dread adventures called and started looking at all the awesome pics of natural dreads and absolutely fell in love with this lady’s dreads here.

If you scroll waaaaaaay down to the pic of her finished project, you’ll see this pic.

This is -exactly- what I had in mind as I was daydreaming about what my dreads would look like.  ^-^

So then I started considering doing natural dreads, or a combo of the two.  I honestly don’t remember the last time I brushed my hair (I don’t have a comb, I’m broke okaaay?! >.>) so I guess you could say I’m already well on my way to the real things.

But I don’t know… I may do a combo of both somehow.

I tried joining the forum so I could post about what I want to do, but nooo, it won’t let me log in >.>

Unfortunately I’m going be receiving negative feedback on this from the people in my life who have negative associations with dreads.  So far one person I’ve told about my plan didn’t react negatively.  By which I mean grossed out.  There’s this widely held belief that locks are dirty and disgusting and to get them you have to have filthy hair.  Yes there are some disgusting dreads because some people use wax (a bad idea, ew) and they’re just unclean people anyway.  Its just like anything else, people… there’s bad seeds in every apple.  Hair is not black and white and neither is the rest of the world :-p

Either way, I’ll be needing help.  If I started natural dreads with the backcombing method or if I put in fake dreads, my arms will never forgive me if I do it on my own :-p

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