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Freshness Check: 04/12/16

This retwist is about a 8 days old. These days I have been wearing them in a pull back style to keep cool and to keep my locs from falling over in my face. This works for me.14605187163501715708132

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Posted by on April 12, 2016 in dreadlocks, Dreads, locs


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A Cotton Picking Wife

Where did this lint come from! Yesterday I was walking around feeling all proud and great about my freshness date: 03/01/12 only for my friend to look at my hair with the eyes of a microscope and say, “…you got some lint in your dreads.” I was ready to go code red and blow up the lint monster who attacked me!” When I back tracked in my thoughts I found a do rag and pillow as evidence of foul play. But how? I have used the same methods since Loc Date: 10/12/11. When I inspected my ‘do’ rag I found that it was worn with some lint buds inside of it. The pillow was found guilty because it wasn’t a silk pillowcase. The sad part about that is that I have one and I am not using it! So that’s when having a cotton picking wife comes in handy and oh! some tweezers! Thanks babe you were probably a great cotton picker in your former life! Lol!


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Posted by on March 5, 2012 in dreadlocks


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Freshness Date: 11/22/11

Veronica every time you do my hair new and different people compliment your work. This time a I got a compliment from a woman in her 60s, how cool is that. I figured it was all because of you so why not tell you. There are those who can visualize my length and they ask me am I going to let my hair grow as long as possible. I say almost always say,”No.” That’s not so important to me as much as having a style that I like. In variably, those who are closest to me are quiet about my journey, except for Naturaldisiac. They don’t say anything one way or the other, good or bad. They aren’t supportive or non supportive. Your artwork has done that. They are lookers though, just silent. Your talents have transformed me and encouraged me to be patient on this journey and accept myself over compliments. Compliments are nice and they help but they aren’t required. They make you vain and dependent. I would not pin my journey on the attention of others; that is not what this journey is about. It’s about self discovery and an internal strengthening of one’s ideals and ambitions. Something about this journey has told be that. I appreciate your skills, I appreciate you.


I didn’t post any pics because I wanted to show some growth… So I will post them after my next retightening.


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Posted by on November 26, 2011 in dreadlocks, Dreads, Locks, locs, natural hair


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