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Ojas Acharya
@Ojas Acharya
08/08/13 05:04:23AM
173 posts

Help me... I don't know what to do.....


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Hi La Renarde, i am sorry i don't know what curcuma is. but i do have coconut oil. i read ur reply and i applied some coconut oil on my scalp. Thank u very much for sharing your knowledge and concern. Thanx a lot for the love and for being a part of some really distressing times of my life. it was extremely frustrating but thanx to you and everyone here i am nice and fine at the moment. :)

Peace and Love :)

La Renarde said:

I am so sorry to hear this story of yours... I'm sending lots of love and compassion your way. This violence is simply sickening and makes me wanna cry. This is something I'm just totally unable to understand.

I'm sorry I can't do much to help, being so far away, but as a professionnal herbalist, I can try to give you some ideas to help your scalp feel better. I specialize in northern american plants, but I'm a bit familiar with plants and products from your area, so I'll try to help you with what you can normally find easily.

You could try coconut oil, for exemple. Just apply some on your scalp for the night, and you should feel better in the morning. Curcuma would also be a wonderful option for you. Just mix some curcuma powder with warm water to obtain a paste and apply on your scalp. Wrap your hair in a towel and let it sit for about 1h, then rinse. Curcuma is super effective for itching and inflammation. You could also drink some curcuma milk with ghee (I'll suppose you know how to make some, if not just ask me). This would help with the emotional shock you've just had, soothing your emotions and purify your liver, wich is our most important organ while dealing with this kind of events.

Hope this will help a bit. In any case, I'm thinking about you and your friends, sending you love.

Ojas Acharya
@Ojas Acharya
08/08/13 04:54:40AM
173 posts

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Hi Seph, thank u for some comforting words. Yes, it wasnt easy. It was humiliation more than anything else. A cop beating us, and others standing and laughing.. But i am surely getting over it fast. Maybe i would have had some regrets in my mind if i had been wrong anywhere... but i wasn't. So its just not worth pondering over much and feeling bad about. I'll take lessons from the whole incident and try to learn from it. Put them to bring about more positive changes in me. It always feels good when i know that someone else can feel what i have gone through. Thanx a lot big bro.

PEACE AND LOVE !

Seph said:

So sorry to hear about this little bro! I can't imagine what it must have been like or how you feel now. All I can say is that there are assholes everywhere in the world, and you just crossed paths with one. Keep your head up high and know that you are better than him.Since you didn't do anything wrong, you have no reason to change how you act or who you are. Certainly, you shouldn't be thinking of cutting your hair especially if it now means even more to you after these 10+ months. I'm not familiar with your legal system, but you can always pursue some type of action if you don't think that will make things worse. Other times it is just better to move on. Only you can make that call based on the circumstances, but know that many of us are here if you need to talk it out more. Peace, bro!

Ojas Acharya
@Ojas Acharya
08/08/13 04:43:16AM
173 posts

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Thank u Jules, i did exactly what you said. i wrapped some ice in a cloth and applied it over my head.. it was very relieving. helped quite a bit..! Just giving my head some more time to settle down. Thanx a ton for the advice. :)

PEACE AND LOVE :)

Jules Victoria said:

your scalp is likely sensitive because it is injured. I would deal with it like you would any injury: ICE, rest and elevate. Luckily, your head is already elevated (above your heart) so you don't have to worry about that ;)

If you have a bag of frozen fruit/peas or crushed ice or even a really cold cloth to lay over the skin, that will slow blood flow and allow the inflammation system to do it's thing (bring healing proteins to the area and to clean up the debris after) plus it will feel good.

Ice on your head might give you a headache, so don't leave on too long. The rule with icing usually is 20 minutes on the wound (or until the area is numb) and then 40 - 60 minutes off so it can warm back up again. You're past the "acute" injury stage, so the ice/cold would be mainly for comfort, but I imagine it would also help to close the skin around the hair follicle and make it harder for hair which may have loosened to fall out.

If your hair is heavy it might be wise to lift it up to take the weight off the damaged follicles. Maybe with a tam or something, but I just have baby dreads so I don't really know much about how to pull them back :)

I'm so sorry that you are going through this right now and I wish you the best of luck.


updated by @Ojas Acharya: 07/23/15 06:29:52PM
Ojas Acharya
@Ojas Acharya
08/08/13 04:35:55AM
173 posts

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Hey jazzy, yes i have decided to leave my hair alone and not worry much. I will give them time to settle down so that the broken hair fall off or be a part of any of my dreads. have tried some advice in here to comfort y scalp a little. Its much better now. :)

Thanx for your advice too. I am always goin to keep that in mind.. i am not a regular drinker. nowhere even close to it. It was just my bad luck it seems. Things happen when they have to happen. Thank u and your grandfather for the advice. I am really goin to take care of the time from now on. Peace and love :)

jazzymomma said:

sounds terrible yea cops corrupt many places they think they can rule over all without follows laws themselves sometimes. here too usa its bad. but sorry to hear an have u gone through that not cool or fun im sure! ur dreads will be ok if anything look lil scruffy frizzy loose ones sticking out an such is very possible

if anything i think in my opinion that the extra loose hair that may have uprooted will allow to form dreads even better faster because the loose hairs that naturally fall out an tangle to dread form is wat keeps them growing longer an into dreads essentially well big role in the whole process anyhow lol

an my advice for u as a person human ect trying live ur life with dreads long hair ect and choosing to drink and have good time with friends is daylight hun stay within daylight and out of any streets lol my grandfather always used to tell me nothing good happens after dark lol we dont belong out after dark haha bad things always happen he'd say lol he was right of course almost always is that way haha definitely dont go fearing the dark or fearing being outside in dark tho now haha

live gos on and the shity people unfortunately increase it shittyness haha and us good folks tend to exist and stick together. definitely stick together with our type lol haha we always take care of our own :) peace

goodluck to u take care ...ur locks will be fine an beautiful my friend

Ojas Acharya
@Ojas Acharya
08/08/13 04:26:12AM
173 posts

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Hi Jimmy, it indeed was an abuse of their power. I hope the police gets a little more sensitive towards normal citizens. I hope they start discriminating between common citizens and criminals rather than long haired and short haired people.. I still wholeheartedly respect the police, simply for the responsibility they have over their shoulders. I hope i end up helping the same senior cop who hurt me in some way in any of his cases for the betterment of my city, just to make him realise that i too have my 'responsibilities n duties' as a common citizen of my country.

Thanx a lot for sharing your concern bro. Thank u even more for praying for me... May love and peace be with you. :)

Jimmy DC said:

Well brother Ojas I can't really say much that hasn't been said already. You are strong dude, police brutality is something we the people not only of the US but of the world have to deal with because it is a shame that we cannot trust those who are there supposedly to protect us. That was abuse of their power and discrimination towards you and your beliefs(growing long hair/dreads). Just pray for those who have hurt you because they don't know what they are doing with their lives. I'll be praying for you man hope everything turns out for the best just stay positive and keep on growing those dreads, as many ppl said already the pain will go away and the hair will regrow.

Ojas Acharya
@Ojas Acharya
08/08/13 04:11:30AM
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Thank u Ahmed ! They were even about cut my hair in there. One of them got scissors and threatened me several times. Well.. i hope none of us have to go through this shit again. Thank u very much for sharng your concern. Peace brother... :)

Ahmed Abdellah said:

I'm very sorry to hear this story, yet another police brutality story, in another spot of earth.

You would never need to cut your hair, just leave it and time will heal, should take couple of days to be alright, the dread will get weak spot depends on the amount of hair removed...

I'm not sure what's the hell wrong with authority and long hair, back in 2011 and 2012 there was protests and riots over here at Egypt, cops arrested and abused lots of peaceful protesters, they completely cut the hair of every single longhaired friend I've known, not only that but they bullied them badly.

I just don't know what's the hell wrong with cops, why don't they just do their job professionally? why don't they stop abusing innocent people and focus on real armed criminals instead?

Anyway, just forget this and keep your head up ;)

Ojas Acharya
@Ojas Acharya
08/08/13 04:04:19AM
173 posts

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Hi Emily, that was was so sweet... Thanx for being there and understanding. I am not cutting my hair. They n me have gone through some shit which i can't fully express in words or writing. We have stayed strong still and we just have another story to share now... not a vey pleasant one though..

I'm so sorry this made u cry... well.. Thank u sooo much dear.. :)

Love & peace...

Emily Storey said:

wow I actually just cried a little reading this. I might be a known softy but man, you're strong. Please don't start your dreads again, if anything they're a symbol of your strength and resistance against what happened. I'm a newbie so I can't offer much advice except, stay strong and definitely file a complaint! Love, solidarity and peace. And a hug too, if you'd like :)
Ojas Acharya
@Ojas Acharya
08/08/13 03:56:16AM
173 posts

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Hi Rafael, thanx for sharing your concern bro. I have decided to leave my hair alone. I am not going to cut them. Just followed a few advice here and the pain is much less now. :) there is broken hair though, but as u said they will become a part other dreads. My locs will have another story to share in the times to come maybe...

We are just trying to understand the legal procedures over here in detail. Have spoken to the lawyer. I am happy that my family is with me. We were treated like absolute criminals. They probably just displayed their power and authority to us, and yes as u said... personal assault in our case. Sorry for the late reply. Peace brother.

Rafael Rodriguez said:

Well to answer your question, do not start over. If hair falls out, new one will grow, if the stay there, even if weak, the dread will form, if for whatever reason it falls over the years it will be at the point were it was uprooted as you say but by then you will have another strong dread left behind even if shorter. So overall even if some break off somewhere you wont have to start over. Uneven length is the worst case scenario I can think of at the moment.

Also, file a report on them, even if you were drinking, that is not excuse of them to treat any of you like that, that is abuse, and discrimination, maybe even personal assault in your case.

Ojas Acharya
@Ojas Acharya
08/08/13 03:39:14AM
173 posts

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Thank u Devin.

PEACE bro...

Devin Warren said:

Damn man I'm really sorry to hear all that happened to you. You seem like you're a cool cat. I would just wait it out and see what would happen or even pull them back into a tam so that they aren't weighing down onto your scalp. Best of luck brother
Ojas Acharya
@Ojas Acharya
08/08/13 03:33:29AM
173 posts

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Hi Tara, sorry for the late reply it was very late yesteray and i had to sleep.

Well.. yea it really was distressing. Were the worst few hours of my life. But i am getting over it. I am happy that my family is with me. I don't have any regrets in my mind at all about whatever that happened cos i had not broken any rule, hadn't done anything wrong, hadn't harmed anyone.. I, at the same time, respect the officer, his job, and his authority as much as i used to before the incident. All i want is that hopefully these people will get more responsible in the future and operate more sensitively.

We have already talked to a lawyer now. I dont know what the next step would be though.. Thank u Tara for some comforting words... feels really good. Thank you! :)

Tara C said:

Wow, I'm so sorry you've had such a horrible experience, Ojas, must have been scary as well as distressing :( it's disgusting that people can abuse their power and authority so freely. I'd leave your hair alone, you're probably speaking from a point of emotional stress, so give it some time. Hopefully someone can give you some advice on how to soothe the pain on the scalp, but I definitely wouldn't start over, I don't think it's so bad that you'd need to start again.

I hope you can see someone about bringing them to justice in some way, although I know that's a hard thing to do.

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