Inform people with proper information about dreadlocks
Awesome. I really do appreciate every ounce of help.
Awesome. I really do appreciate every ounce of help.
If I would have started out right, this petition probably wouldn't be happening. I kinda tossed the idea out there, and SE kinda nudged me to look into it. I'm still learning, so please bear with me
Also, personal photos of hair would be cool.
I agree too. I'll edit out a lot of stuff, and mention there are healthy ways to keep your hair, more info soon type of thing...
Hey everyone. So I started a campaign on causes.com after talking a bit about dreadheadhq. I mentioned starting a petition and SE suggested I check out causes.com. I am still working out all the details, but in a short while, I think we can all make this more effective.
Right now, the goal is 5000 signatures, but I can always increase the goal as time goes on. The deadline is May 1. That date can also be edited any time. We also need a full description for the campaign, so 1 person with extensive knowledge about dreadlocks would be interested in writing one up, this would be much appreciated. I have had my dreadlocks for only 5 months as of this posting, so someone with more experience would have more to say.
The campaign is to help expose the truth about dread kits, and right now there is a petition going for dreadheadhq to make our statement. We don't want other people to fall into the trap of damaging products. We want dreadies to be safe and happy. Again, everything is just getting started, so let's work together and make this happen!
Don't be afraid to make suggestions.
Whoever writes up a voice for the undersigned, I will go to Berkeley and hand pick you a dread tam when I can. Might take a few weeks though. Just let me know preferences. Size, color, etc. and I'll try and get you something close to what you want. I got one from a guy on Telegraph, and I love it.
soaring eagle said:
we'll post as a thread here and put it on youir fb walls share with ppl and spread the word
om]k um exhausted so not good for editing but someone we=rite up something with these points
we the undersigned feel we were victims of dreadheadhq's harmful products and methi=ids and were ripped off by products that were ultimately unusiable
we request the fiollowimg
wax be completely removed from the product line and all recomendations of its use be tremoved
the lockdocta be removed from the product line
more fair and truthful information about each method and the harm they cause
if our voices go unanswered we will start a mass boycott campain
From the video that came in the kit, I was under the impression they were in a college dorm! Finding this out about the house lit a fire under my ass. When my friend told me his girlfriend does nothing to keep her hair beautiful, I thought he was patronizing her.
What makes me sad is that people who actually want dreads and start researching "How to get" dreads online end up stumbling across places like DreadHQ, and then they truly believe that you HAVE to do all of these things to grow your dreads. I've had quite a few people compliment my dreads at work and say they used to want dreadlocks. When I asked what stopped them, they would often say because they were TOO MUCH WORK. I mean... wow. And when I told them I do nothing but wash mine, they look at me like I'm crazy lol.
Also, It wouldn't be as offensive if the money DreadHQ was STEALING from people went to something useful, like a charity.
Campaign is launched. SE, don't be surprised if I see you at a gathering and give you a big hug. I'll donate when I can.https://www.causes.com/campaigns/74585-inform-people-with-proper-information-about-dreadlocks
So, if this offends anyone, maybe SE can remove it?
I've been feeling the desire to write a blog here recently, but didn't want to rant just for the sake of ranting. So, I was just thinking about all the harmful and useless products I just threw away, and figured this needs to be said for the record.
Dreadheadhq. Stay away from them. Let's pretend their products WERE, helpful. Do we really need to pay for sea salt when you can get it from other sources for far less cheaper? Well, I was expecting to go a lot farther on this paragraph, but their sea salt is about the only thing that has helped my hair. I still use it, only because it works and I payed good money for it. Will I buy it again? No. I live a nice drive from the ocean, so come summer, all I need to do is go to the beach, and fill up a couple gallons to take home and be set for a long time. There is an endless supply of "locking accelerator" covering most of the earth. Okay, so maybe not endless, but more than the entire human race could ever come close to using.
dreadheadhq is capitalizing on a natural process by charging ridiculous sums of money. $60 may seem like a small fee, but really, when it comes down to it, we are just filling the hand of greed which portrays peace and love through mass produced paranoia using pictures of hair that looks like dreadlocks. By time we realize what's really going on, we can't even get a refund. Or our time back. Or in some cases, our hair.
I started my dreads about 5 months ago, and unfortunately used dreadheadhq's harmful kit. I almost cut my hair, hair was falling out more than I was comfortable with, and my hair was really greasy and oily. I didn't wash for weeks at a time, and I found dreadlockssite.com. Now I wash with baking soda and vinegar three times a week, and am not using wax. I actually need to take up SE's advice and use waxbgone to get the last bit of wax out of my hair. My hair has made more improvement since I stopped using wax and other harmful products, than it has in the first four months.
To wash with baking soda and vinegar, get your hair wet, put baking soda on your scalp, let it sit and do what it does for ten minutes, then rinse. Now use a little bit of vinegar, diluted by water. (I hope this is right, correct my ignorance if this info is false.) Then rinse right away.