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03 March 2006 @ 09:03 pm
A burning question...  
Is Izumi's hairstyle braids or dreadlocks? They look too clean for dreadlocks, but they don't really look like braids either...

Opinions, anyone?
 
 
シュエxue on March 4th, 2006 02:14 am (UTC)
I'm not sure what it's called, I guess it's "dreadlocks", but I think it's the african american type of hairdress... .___. but then again, she's white, so her hair is different quality than africans. So it probably comes out cleaner
reversing the polarity of the neutron flowshinraisei on March 4th, 2006 05:21 am (UTC)
It's not strictly afro-american. The type of hair we have you could say is "african". *is canadian and part jamaican and ethiopian* ;)
reversing the polarity of the neutron flowshinraisei on March 4th, 2006 05:21 am (UTC)
dredlocks are permanent until the wearer cuts them out/shaves their head ^_^
Раиса "パポコ"papoko on March 4th, 2006 02:14 am (UTC)
I've always thought of them as dreads.

They definately don't look like braids.
Bringing Order into your Chaosokami_hu on March 4th, 2006 02:26 am (UTC)
She's a rasta.

Well, that was the first thing what popped into my mind when I saw her.
missedmylanding: Sephiroth 'Squee'eds_fangirl on March 4th, 2006 02:53 am (UTC)
I always thought they were dreads, but that's just me
crash_gregged on March 4th, 2006 03:04 am (UTC)
Dreadlocks definetely.

Besides, dreadlocks kicks ass <3
Mondai Senshi: Envy in Wonderlandmondaisenshi on March 4th, 2006 03:54 am (UTC)
They're certainly not basic braids, but then, Ed's hair's not a basic braid. Erm, I'll save that rant for when I'm really bored, but uh...

They could be rope-braids, or even four-split braids. Still, dreads are always a possibility.
Tanyainvsagoth on March 4th, 2006 04:07 am (UTC)
*wants to hear this rant very much* hehe
Mondai Senshi: Envy in Wonderlandmondaisenshi on March 4th, 2006 04:48 am (UTC)
Well, it's rather just my revelation as I noticed, his hair's not really a braid at all! I mean, have you ever watched him "braid" it? He just like, twists his hair, that's it! So I was looking at my Ed (the one that... surprisingly isn't propped up by me like he usually is) when I figured it out - It's like, his hair's split into 2 sections, then each of those is split in another 2 and twisted around each other, then they're tied up together at the end... It's really weird, I should sketch a diagram or something. ... yeah. ... that's my rant. (I got really bored.)
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Mondai Senshi: Envy in Wonderlandmondaisenshi on March 5th, 2006 02:16 am (UTC)
Na, it's not that, he's just had more practice. 'Cause if you do it wrong, it'd just come out as two thick "ropes" of hair tied together at the end, and that's just not impressive, so you'd have to twist each of the 4 sub-sections - those in the first super-section one way and those in the other the opposite - before twisting the sub-sections in the super-sections.... okay, I think I complicated it. I'll... rephrase it some other time.
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Tobyt3h_toby_chan on March 4th, 2006 04:07 am (UTC)
They do look like very neat dreadlocks. I remember somebody commented once that if they were cornrows, then she wouldn't be able to tie them up that high.
reversing the polarity of the neutron flowshinraisei on March 4th, 2006 05:19 am (UTC)
She could. The cornrows would have to be braided up rather than down and that's not too hard to do (though on your own you might loose the blood to your arms XD)
ravenbellravenbell on March 4th, 2006 04:38 am (UTC)
What? They're tentacles. ^___^
reversing the polarity of the neutron flowshinraisei on March 4th, 2006 05:14 am (UTC)
Everyone's commenting on how "neat" they are. Actually, dredlocks (speaking as someone who's West Indian and Africain) can look clean. Like really straight which is what they can turn out to be. It depends how the hair was originally braided. If they were braided haphazardly, they'll look haphazard-like after the months you've kept them in. BUT, there are dredlocks that look 'messy' but not horribly messy. I've seen women and men with dreds that look neat.

Should also mention that only with people who do it and they have blonde hair and their hair is originally straight, it'll look very messy. That's a guarentee. I've seen people and have cringed. ^^;

BTW, since it seems lots do not know, braids also are easier to manage and clean. Braids West Indian and Africans have, are small and sometimes, when braided a certain way (I won't go into details but I do my own braids and cornrow it and such) they can look bumpy-like or can look very straight. Usually after a few washes my braids shrink in and look straight and thick.

With cornrows, you can braid cornrows in ANY direction. They can go from left to right side, from front to the back of your neck and hang down, they can go in waves and various different kinds of patterns. If one braids a series of cornrows up, you'll be able to tie them up.

Also, a bit of a generalization that's not true:
Cornrows and braids and dreds are not african american. Let me repeat are not african american.

Also:
Dreds are not instant. It takes months. I think my accidental dredlock (yes, one) happened after 3 or 4 months of keeping it in and washing it.

Oh and:
The process: Braids to Dredlocks. After keeping it in for a couple of months and washing it, you'll get dreds. The only way you can make dreds is if you braid your hair as dredlocks are basically unkept braids. :)

To conclude, i'll let you guys have fun with this quote as to why Rastas adopted dreds:
"They shall not make baldness upon their head, neither shall they shave off the corner of their beard, nor make any cuttings in the flesh." something from Leviticus.

Check what Wiki has to say
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rastafarians#Dreadlocks

Ok. done. *tired*
reversing the polarity of the neutron flowshinraisei on March 4th, 2006 05:15 am (UTC)
Oh and one more thing
THe only way to get rid of dreds, is by shaving your head off. And no, not alot of non-black people know this fact. (some do. Not alot.)

*dodges brick*
reversing the polarity of the neutron flowshinraisei on March 4th, 2006 05:18 am (UTC)
Haha...whoops forgot one thing
Twists are a kind of braiding. You won't get dredlocks from them (Or well, traiditonal ones...XD;) Reason being why you won't is that sometimes you need lots of hair oil (grease?) to form it and keep it in. I know my brother's done "twists" but minus the oil so they looked like long "curles" protruding from his head. (Also, twists work better with those who have less than shoulder-length hair)


I think that's all I can remeber xD;
Arijan (pronounced "AH-ree-yawn"): pretty1tobu_ishi on March 4th, 2006 06:22 am (UTC)
I'm really not sure...animation allows for confusion like that. I suppose the only way to really know would be to ask Arakawa. But if I ever cosplay her, I'm getting my hair cornrowed for it. (Mostly because cornrows are reversible and dreds are not, and I love my hair. It's waist-length. ^^;; )
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RW Grimmgrimm222001 on March 5th, 2006 12:55 am (UTC)
All the dreadlocks I've ever seen are really thick so I've never thought of her hair as dread, though not really braids either...

maybe a hybrid? Braid-locks or Draids? ;)
laura.. obviously.lauratillnoon on March 6th, 2006 11:00 pm (UTC)
dreads aren't always thin, though.

i think her hair is for sure just neater, thin dreads.

http://www.jouwpagina.nl/fotos/bobmarley/dreadlocks.jpg
RW Grimmgrimm222001 on March 6th, 2006 11:20 pm (UTC)
yeah, that looks a lot like Izumi's hair. I think you're right about thin dread locks (I've honestly never seen thin ones, only thick, lol)