So when i started my dreads, i didnt fully understand all of the info i was taking in. before i started, i had gone to dreadheadhq and started to rethink wanting dreads because i was gonna "have" to buy a kit and maintenance tools and gunk and gunk to put on the other gunk to make it feel less gunky. but then i came across here and got kinda pissed because they made it seem like wax and backcombing was the only way to go. long story short i found some vids on twist and rip and started my journey. at that time i did not know that they would fall out. but im so glad they did! i love the natural ones. AND now that my dreads are locking up and i have some beautiful looping and bumps i see why people need wax...TO HOLD TOGETHER ALL OF THE HAIR THEY DESTROYED BY STABBING A BARBED NEEDLE AND A CROCHET HOOK THOUGH THEM. for me, this process has been ultimately liberating. this is what GOD MADE MY HAIR TO DO. he didnt make the brush, man did. it has affected me more than i though hair ever could. I have been coming into realization of what truly matters and what truly does not. and and for me, i see crocheting and "lock-doctoring" as a cop out. its for those who cant hang. i believe if you are going to do something, do it all the way. DONT HIDE YOUR BEAUTY WITH WAX AND DESTRUCTION. ENJOY natural beauty. who cares what anyone else thinks. and i would also argue that maybe those people who laugh and give you weird looks are jealous of the uninhibited nature of you and your dreads.
updated by @knotlady: 02/14/15 02:27:57AM