Posts Tagged ‘Dreadlocks’

D is for…

Dready 001, originally uploaded by Soasa Designs.

Dreadlocks! I’ve been been nurturing these guys for about two and a half years, and we’ve been through a lot together! I’ve learned patience and dedication, I’ve learned to embrace the process, to allow things to develop as they will. I’ve learned to be more open with people, because I can’t blend into the furniture anymore. I’ve learned that stereotypes are lame, that a lot of people are looking to buy pot, and that people are sometimes very stupid. (Do you wash your hair? How long does it take for you to make your hair like that every day? Yo, wanna smoke? So you like, hug trees and stuff? You’re stealing black people’s culture! You wish you were black! [I should note that it’s only the white folks who say this to me]) I’ve also learned that people are often curious, they want to touch my hair, and they want to learn more.

As a point of reference, here is where my locks were at in February 2006:


I say, DAMN.

For the Flickr ABC-Along


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I really think I might…


…try and comb my locks out. I love them, I really do, but they’re driving me ballistic, and the fact that I’m so terrified of not having them is telling me I might need to do something about it. Next time I want lots of skinny dreads. I’ve not been sewing in my loose hairs for months because I love to pet it and run my fingers through it. I don’t think this will be my last set of dreads, but yea…I think they need to go. My stomach hurts. Maybe I’ll start with the front two and make bangs? Yes, I think that will be the answer.

I know I don’t really talk about my hair on this blog, because at this point in my life it’s something I’m used to, but my dreads have been a great learning tool for me and I truly love them. It’s just time for a change, I think.

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Happy Birthday, darlings.

Yep, Wednesday was my second dready birthday.

See my time line and read all about how I’m feeling about it over yonder at Get Up Dread Up.

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