Crazy,busy,but beautiful!!

Ive been a little behind on my life lately!! Going through divorce is hard. The worst part is that I have to share my kids. I think they need time with their dad, I just have a hard time being without them 3 days a week. My 10 year old is the age where she knows where she wants to be. It sucks because she has no say, I hear her, but can’t change it. One day though she will stick up for herself And say what she needs to. Till that day comes I will keep supporting her and helping her through ๐Ÿ’œ my 5 year old doesn’t really care either way. She loves spending time with both mom and dad and I maker sure to keep her spirits up, she’s a strong little monkey.๐Ÿ˜‚ย  Through all of this mess I found my soulmate. Ill do an interview so you can get to know him! He decided to start his beard over, and I started half my head of dreads over, so we could start over together๐Ÿ’™. This man treats me like I am his world, and loves me for the person I am. I don’t have to change, and of course I am an immature chick that likes to play and have lick wars. If you find that special person, that treats you like you are their world, takes care of you, plays with you, and makes sure you are taken care of…never let them go. My man wants to marry my crazy ass, and ive never been so loved in my life ๐Ÿ˜.

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Interviews! Part Angie!

โ€‹Have you ever met someone and instantly clicked? I have! This girl lives in Canada, and even though she lives so far, we click. We can talk for hours, we have kids, we are married, we share the same medical issues, and we share the love of dreads! I asked for an interview and of course she agreed because well….we click or something. ๐Ÿ˜› meet Angie! 



RDC: How long have you had dreads?

Angie:2 years

RDC:  Why did you get them?
Angie: I had always wanted them but was afraid I would have to shave my head to get rid of them when i was finished. then a friend gave me a set of synthetic ones and installed them for me.

RDC: that’s so awesome! how does your family like them? 

AngieIt’s not my husbands favourite but I’ve always played with my hair so he’s used to it. Everyone else seems to like them and think they suit me.

RDC: they totally do!

Angie: The general consensus now is I look weird when my extensions aren’t in.

RDC: Right! What do they mean to you?
Angie: Independence. Having unique hair makes me feel like me.

RDC: aw!! Are they real? Or synthetic? 

Angie: Heh. Synthetic or wool.

RDC: do they affect you at work?
Angie: Not in the slightest. I put them in just before I got hired at my retail job. I also work at a big Halloween attraction where they are very accepting of all looks and styles. As a doula I think they just give me a memorable look.

RDC: I love it! What is the most asked question about them?
Angie:”Are they real?” Or “are they heavy?”

RDC: what would you say to someone thinking about getting dreads?

Angie : do iiiit!

RDC: Hahahha! If your kids wanted dreads, would you let them?
Angie: Yes once they’re old enough to take care of them and understand the commitment. (Makes it sound like getting a pet)

RDC: ha! Totally, ๐Ÿ˜› any advice to give? 
Angie: Since I don’t have “real” dreads I can only base it on what I hear but I would say “be patient”.

Angie is one of the bajillion (not real numbers๐Ÿ˜‚) of dreaddies that will tell you to be patient. It is important! Dreads change so much during their lifetime on the head that you have to be patient. They don’t become perfect after day one. But each head of dreads are unique, and that’s how you can show off how badass they are! 
Thanks so much for reading.โค




Interviews! part Libby!

โ€‹I sit here watching kids movies with my 10, and 4 year old. As I’m watching I start staring off into space, and wondering what the best way to show more people the love of dreads.  Then it comes! I figured out that if I could get a few friends that I could interview it would show different views! I got so excited I went straight to Facebook, and started asking for people! Get ready for some awesomeness!!

The first person I interviewed is a long time friend. We went to elementary and middle school together. Its crazy when all of a sudden you realize that your elementary friend has kids and so do you! This is Libby!


My first question was:

“Do you have dreads?” and you’re probably wondering why I would even ask since she has long flow hair with no signs of dreads in them! Here’s why! There are so many different kinds of dreads. 

Libby: “no i don’t have them. ๐Ÿ˜‰”

RDC: “did you know that there are different kinds of dreads.?”

Libby: “no! I had no idea!”

This is my favorite part. I let her know about clip in,braid in, and double ended braid ins,  and of course that there are tons of others but that’s mostly what I work with. And I’ll explain more about them later as well!

RDC: “what is your opinion on dreads?”

LIBBY: “I think that it is another hairstyle that some perfer and like! I think it is a great way of self expression!

RDC: “would you ever think about getting them?”

Libby: “I would probably try the clip-ins for fun! “๐Ÿ˜Š

RDC: “Haha awesome!  Would you ever date someone with dreads?”

Libby: “Well im married so…..haha! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜˜ if my husband had dreads absolutley! Its not about the hairstyle or anything else! Its about who they are on the inside! ๐Ÿ’œ

Btw! I think your dreads are gorgeous!! ๐Ÿ˜Š”

RDC:” Thank you! Do you think more people are getting into dreads? Or less?”

Libby: “I havent noticed a difference in people having them more or less๐Ÿ˜Š (now that you say that i bet i will pay more attention๐Ÿ˜‰) but really I dont pay attention to the way someone looks, I am more interested in the person they are. ๐Ÿ’œ 

 You are so welcome. I was always asked growing up, and advocating for others that had disabilities why I did that. The truth is, i never noticed the disability as much as i noticed the beautiful person they were. So for the people who had “lables” like the popular people, emo people, or whatever your social status was, I never saw that. I always considered everyone a unique soul. ๐Ÿ’œ There is too much judgement in this world, and people dont need to fall into the negativity! Everyone has their own, special talents to offer in this life! That is a beautiful thing, but only if you can look beyond what everyone considers “normal”

RDC: “how do you think we wash our dreads?”

Libby: “I think it would take much more than just a wash to keep clean, right?! Im sure it takes a lot more time. I honestly have no idea how you should wash them!

So Here I went into details on what you could use. Basically there are dread shampoos but I use regular shampoos and do a deep soak,  which I’ll also go into detail later! 

RDC: “how do you think dreads are made?”

Libby: I have no idea???(Im a dreadlock virgin๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‰)

RDC: “Haha! So some are able to stop brushing and their hair will lock up, and if they want to make them they can backcomb, or there is also twist and rip. And that’s where they take some hair and part it and pull apart over and over till it knots up.”

(There are a few other ways, but again these are what I normally work with. )
I thanked Libby, and we made some plans and I sat back and thought….hey. I miss that girl!
So I did promise that I would explain a few things at the end and I didn’t forget! 

Different kinds of dreads! 

There is neglect where you throw away your brush and let your hair do its own thing! 

Then there is the method of back combing. Taking a comb and back combing the hair until it knots up. Then there is twist and rip where you take two strands of hair pull them apart and put it together, and pull apart. And you keep doing that until its dreaded. Those are the ones that I am the most familiar with and work with. 

And of course the deep soak. I wash my dreads with whatever I feel like buying. Them every six weeks I do my soak. I mix baking soda, apple cider vinegar, sea salt, lavender, tea tree oil, and peppermint oil! It is pretty awesome especially when you’re needing some spa time and you can soak and then write, blog,read, Facebook , and whatever else you can do while laying down. ๐Ÿ˜‚
Thanks for taking the time to read! I love getting views from people who have and don’t have dreads. Then you get to see all sides. Sit tight! More interviews coming soon. ๐ŸŒˆ

Hey! Im Ivy!

I got so excited about starting up this page that I never posted about who I am! Im Ivy ๐Ÿ˜ and yes I love emojis ๐Ÿ˜. I kind of feel like they show my personality.  Silly faces and zoned out looks are my usual! Anyways in high school I worked at Mcdonald’s for 4 years, and met this really cute guy that I was all drooly over. Well I fell in love with that boy, married him, and now 12 years later (in november) we are still madly in love, have two kids, one dog, one guinea pig, two lizards, a mouse that lives in the wall, and of course the spider that lives outside the door eating all the bugs that come in. My husband hasn’t named him yet, hes thinking. Maybe you guys can find a good name!

Anyway! I have had my dreads for 3 years (in December)  i spend a lot of time on them. I dreaded my daughter aliyah’s hair a couple months ago. She’s four. She is my little tomboy, she likes bugs, outside, video games, and is rough like a boy. My older daughter is 10, shes into movies, makeup,  the internet, and being dramatic! Haha!

I started dreads because I just one day got really into them! I looked at you tube, Pinterest,  everything you can think of. Then I decided to make some synthetic dreads and braid them in. It was the coolest thing! I loved them! My mom said she didn’t like them but dealt with it Lol. I told her hey! They just braid in! After about a year my mom said. “They would loomed better if they were real” so thats when is started my dreadlocks journey. I still am obsessed with dreads and make and sell all kinds of stuff. I also dread hair and do maintenance. So awesome!

Thats me! I also have Instagram:redhead_dreadhead_creationz 

Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/dreadedmamajenn

My 4 year Olds dreadsย 

My daughter aliyah is a hippie at heart. Loves the outside, would rather be outside than inside, doesn’t like to wear clothes or shoes,  and loves dreads! 

She kept asking me if she could have dreads and I hesitated because of how many people would see her as “dirty.” so I waited a few months and then she asked again. So I said yes and dreaded her hair! 

 so its been great having her hair dreaded, and she loves it. She is also in preschool and I told her teacher that she wanted them and the teacher was really supportive. 

Well aliyah gets off her bus last week and tells me that her teacher checked her hair. I was like “oh! Cool. So did they do the other kids hair too?”  she said nope just mine. So I got a little offended. Did they check her just because she has dreads? Or was she scratching and they got worried? I guess I will find out when I see the teacher this week. 


My love for dreads

About 3 years ago, I realized how much I hated my straight hair. I couldn’t do anything with it or curl it because it did what it wanted! So I started doing research on different hair styles and dreadlocks popped up! So I did my research….ALWAYS do your research! So I brought it up to my mom and she said she hated the idea. So then I got to thinking what if I made dreads that you can stick in your hair! Now that’s where double ended,single ended, extensions that kinda thing come in! I watched tons of Youtube videos and googled my ass off! I got to work making my double ended dreadlocks and I braided them in. Then showed my mom. My mom wasn’t thrilled but it was a win since I could just unbraid them to get them out.  After about a year later my mom looked at me and said, You should just dread your own hair.  It would look a lot better I think.

I immediately freaked out and went home and started dreading my hair! 

I have a huge love for dreads. I make synthetic, wool, and real hair dreads. I also dread sets of dreads, and attach and detach extensions .  I will include a picture of my almost 3 year dreads!

๐Ÿ’œivy