Ok so this is a bit off tangent from what hippiegal said, one of the strongest forms of marketing and control is to rob one of intrinsic value and worth, leaving them void of identity and sense of true worth. I believe humanity must be identified and valued, and when we believe we are not, we naturally will seek it out. This then is where marketing comes in because once you are left insecure without a sense of self worth and intrinsic dignity they then sell it to you in the form of a product. Why else do they spend millions to have some actor, musician, or athlete don their cloths. Not because Jay Z knows a good product, but because subconsiously they are trying to imply that by buying their product you will in some way take on the identity of that person, hence fulfilling your felt lack of identity.
Oh yeah dreads. So in a very minor way the marketing techniques of DHHQ is perfectly in line with the societal system (make them feel insecure about their identity "dreads in this instance") then market that if you use said product you will have something that others will envy, hence granting that identity you have been conditioned to think you need to buy.
Ok I'm new and already went on a conspiracy theory rant
Oh yeah soaing eagle, what you said about the nazarite vow is the thing that was getting to me. Now I'm not a nazarite (but don the dreads as a reminder of the symbolism "the symbol of your separation unto the Lord shall be upon your head") so to me some wear religious symbols as a reminder to them around their neck or tattooed on their arm, but for me it is upon my head. None the less, to then comercialize that symbol, allowing that thing to be something that draws me into the superficial cycle of our sociatal system is then a contradiction in and of itself. To me my dreads are a reminder of where I came, and the system I'm being called out of, yet in that I was sucked right into it by feeling more and more insecure about the appearance of that symbol.
So yeah my scalp feels great, but spiritually it is actually quite liberating on a deeper level.
Final note, being new to a community about hair, if I just went way too deep and too soap boxy, I apologize!
updated by @choice1080: 07/23/15 12:14:56AM