Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Making of Christine's Dreads






WFMW

20 comments:

Ruth Chowdhury said...

I have to admit... I watched this on my desktop computer that has no speakers. So really all I saw was your beautiful face & the comments you wrote about yourself. Can I just say that made for a pretty funny video? I should go back & watch it on my laptop so I can actually hear what you're saying... But that may ruin it for me! HA! :) Looks good btw.

Sharon said...

Wow! Well thanks to your (very fun) video I have now increased my knowledge of dred locks by about 100000000000%. I had no idea how that worked.

Okay, so one random question that might be a remnant from my ill informed days (like yesterday)...

Does that mean you don't wash your hair any more? Cause it seems to me that if you washed it, all your work would be down the drain.

Literally.

Summer said...

Michael watched this over my shoulder and as soon as it was over he immediately said No. Didn't even wait to see if I would say anything about trying dreads. *sigh*

Love the hair by the way! So, which one did you name after me? ;)

waldenbunch said...

Girl, you must be a riot to live with! I just love watching your expressive self. Love the hair. Hope things are calm at your house (ha!)

Steph, G's Mom said...

you can always wash your hair with dreds, i mean most people with dreds still wash their hair unless they are deliberately neglecting....but i will admit i don't know how you wash dreds that are twisted and not undo the twisting....even on the kids. My daughter's dreds are latch hooked so i don't have to worry about that.

Lisa said...

An infomercial from Christine.....What a great way to start my day! Fabulous!!!!!!!

Beth said...

Love this. Very informative.

And you, Miz Christine, remain one of the funniest people I have never met. Thanks for brightening my day and teaching me something I didn't know.

Recovering Sociopath said...

You are the cutest thing ever.

motherissues said...

Your hair looks great! I started my partner's locs and have been maintaining them for almost two years now, mostly by twisting. I'm a big, big believer in washing locs. What you're trying to get your hair to do is felt like a wool sweater would in the washing machine, and felting happens best with hot water and friction, which is what you get when you wash your hair.

Birthblessed said...

I first asked DH if I could loc my hair 3 years ago, and he "wasn't ready for that" yet. Now he's told me I could if I wanted to, and what did I do? I got it cut and colored. :rolleyes: I could have started locs. What was I thinking?

So I am watching your video and DH is eating lunch and listening from the other side of the table. About the time you mentioned your kids palm-rolling blah blah blah if you're trying to focus on something blah blah blah, DH said "That girl doesn't sound like she can focus on anything for very long." Hahaha. I told him I'd tell you he said that.

P. S. we've been doing bs&acv on our hair for years. It really is so much nicer than shampoo.

Christine said...

birthblessed, you can tell him I said to blah-blah-blah bite me.

:)

Brenda said...

Fabulous video!!!!

I found you from a link on "Living with RAD" blog and have been seriously entertained reading your stories.

My husband and I just received our DD daughter with RAD 3 months ago and are enjoying the journey so far. ...and yes the testing has begun.

Hope you don't mind if I lurk around a bit. I'll share randomly. But know you are appreciated!

adoptyaroslav said...

Love your new hairstyle. Wish I had the cojones to grow my hair long so I could dread it, too. Where is your RV park? Maybe my son and I will rent an RV this summer or spring break and hop on over for a while. Are "puppies" allowed? (120lb to 40lb puppies)

Natalie
adoptyaroslav.blogspot.com
TX (Houston area)

Brenda said...

Looks like fun! I'm so glad you feel free to be you! I'm attracted to your quirkiness because I do my won version of it. Not the dreds, just the quirks.

Hannah_Rae said...

That was so fun! :) Thank you so much for sharing that. Your self-conscious comments have made me self-conscious of myself...like how much I say so...and use exclamation points...and use three dots.

I could never do the dread thing as I have enough hair on my head for three people. It would take years! :)

Blessings!

Hannah

Cammie said...

I bet your hubby is ALL OVER you!

BTW...are you sitting on a REAL BED in a REAL BEDROOM in that video???

Mom 4 Kids said...

This was very entertaining! You should carry a video recorder around more often! :-)

Sara said...

Hilarious. As I'm watcching, I told Matt that I may never leave Texas because you're so funny. Can't wait to meet you and sit up late and talk about dreadlocks and composting toilets and stuff. Maybe we will start a little video show about life in an RV park. hee hee. xxoo

Cody and Sarah said...

Do you use the same wash and rinse for your African daughters? If not, what do you use for them? My daughter from Uganda has had braids for three weeks. I'm trying to learn how to create locks out of her braids. I'm finding natural hair products to be expensive and want to find a more cost-effective way to care for her locks. I'm very new to this. I'm all for anything homeade. Any help from your experience?

Christine said...

Sarah, I just use a baking soda rinse for "shampoo" and an ACV rinse for "conditioner" on their hair. Cheap, and absolutely nothing better.