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notevenkinda
@notevenkinda
08/25/14 09:42:17PM
4 posts

I have a job interview, and I have no idea what to do with this.


Dreadlock Styles and Dread Styling

It's as customer service in an office. The piercings are obviously removable and not an issue, they're Ok about tats to a point, and I managed to score the job! Yes yes yes!

Sting.Rey said:
I work in Healthcare at a hospital as Medical Scientist. So yes, I understand your predicament. As a mom you want to provide the best for your children. Truly there is very few industries that will provide good dependable wages & very low health insurance costs.

In healthcare a neat and orderly appearance is associated with cleanliness and it is to be expected. That doesn't mean you can't have dreads. You just have to make sure they are clean and pulled back out of the way. Once they are past the "loopy" stage and they are maturing to normal cylindrical shape you can use Vicki's Lock Magic Karma Gel immediately after washing them & in between washes to tame the frizzes & fly aways. It helps them mature as well, but the biggest most immediate benefit I found was more cosmetic. Plus the Karma scent smells really good & since it is completely plant based it washes out very easily with no build up.

As for what to use to pull them back, I've tried them all & I highly recommend Buff Wool Head Wraps. They look professional and you can fold them over in half they will cover past the top of your head. Plus the wool rubbing against the hair helps them dread up faster. Yes they are a little pricey but I feel they are as necessary as shoes for a healthcare professional with dreadlocks. If you can't source them locally in time for your interview find the widest most professional looking headband or plain bandana. You can order a few after you get the job.

I imagine you won't be in the OR, LAB or such where you need to cover them up completely. For that I would look to tams or medical Bouffants. Cover up all the tats (use a foundational make-up if needed) and plug up the piercings with clear ones. Your interview & probationary period is NOT the time to push the envelope.

Good Look & Blessings on your interview. Keep us posted!
-StingRey

http://www.buffusa.com/sports/collections/wool-buff-reg/styles/filt...

http://shop.dreadlockshampoo.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=3
notevenkinda
@notevenkinda
08/25/14 09:39:33PM
4 posts

I have a job interview, and I have no idea what to do with this.


Dreadlock Styles and Dread Styling

Everyone - thank you for the encouragement and awesome suggestions! Totally scored the job, ended up with a thick headband and some sweet ingenuity! Happy happy day.
notevenkinda
@notevenkinda
08/06/14 11:02:48AM
4 posts

I have a job interview, and I have no idea what to do with this.


Dreadlock Styles and Dread Styling

Thanks for the advice. I was kinda looking in the mirror earlier, and thinking about the same thing. I am so paranoid about job interviews. I get those jitters!

soaring eagle said:

one of those cheapo headbands ui get at any drug storwe thats elastic and cloth covered but really u look fine as is the peircings id think would be a bigger deal then the dreads just go in like you have no idea you even have dreads nor that you have any odea why any job would care that you do

notevenkinda
@notevenkinda
08/06/14 10:44:09AM
4 posts

I have a job interview, and I have no idea what to do with this.


Dreadlock Styles and Dread Styling

So, as it stands - my dreads are about 2-3 months old, depending on where on my skull you're looking. They were made with Twist n Rip, and they're quite loopy. They really like to do their own thing.

My problem is that tomorrow, I have a job interview for a fairly big-deal job (it pays 5 dollars more an hour that what I'm doing now). It's a large medical firm, and seems to be a corporate environment; I want to look nice, but I have NO idea what to do with my dread.

Due to all of the loops forming like crazy every day, they're compressed quite a lot. and Ive lost a lot of length because of it. I cant really pull them back all of the way, and I dont feel like a wrap or tam would really work out.

My current job, although corporate, doesn't care about hair, clothes, tats - whatever. But this possible job means a lot to me, and the future of my son & myself.

If anybody has any ideas that would be super awesome!

Here a picture of what I'm working with:


updated by @notevenkinda: 02/14/15 03:18:11AM