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Yeah, what you just described is pretty much the type of practice I would love to do, haha, I'm often called a hippie by people.
I do truly hope that is the case. I was once told by a psychologist that to get a job in psychology I couldn't get large piercings, (at the time and even now I still think about gauging my ears) I know your point is correct that it shouldn't matter about how people look with jobs, but it still sadly is the case, in many fields and the psychology field as far as the mainstream branch goes, which is the part that fits the 'average joe' type of image. I personally want to get into transpersonal psychology, which I am hoping will have a more elastic dress/appearance code - and the techniques and theories feel like they will accomplish more for the clients. (although I am not currently in grad school or even looking into it at this point).
Yeah I get where you're coming from, which that same spirit is why I regret the trim, I mean the other part of it was that my immediate family sort of talked me into trimming it. ....another example of why listening to others about the way one looks backfires like crazy. For reference the field I am trying to get into is psychology, which is a tiny bit image based....so thus why I trimmed, but again regret that. Not entirely sure when I'll start the re-growth....part of me wants to hold off for some kind of meaningful date, so that I can track the growth....but having said that, that sounds like too much work (as I did do that for a while last time)
I actually cut my beard short about a week ago, as I am hoping to start applying for positions within my degree's field, but I really do regret having shaved it off, so when I am able to, I am gonna grow my beard out again, but I'm not entirely sure I'll lock it or not.
Edit: I do appreciate your guys' feedback on beardlocks though, I do think that maybe there will come a day when I do that journey too, but right now since I will probably be interviewing, I probably have to keep my beard short.
Today marks my 4 years of this journey, and I really do not plan to cut them off...although I am slowly thinking I might trim them at some future date, but I am letting time tell on that part. Here are a few photos of them as they are now.
I have a question about using sea salt sprays, I have gone back to using sea salt on my hair the last few weeks, since I am trying to encourage the loose hair to go into the existing locks, I am wondering, is there is there a point in time that I can just stop using sea salt all together, or is it better to use on a weekly basis, or could I now transition to something like maybe once or twice a month or an as needed basis like the case is with conditioning? I am sort of assuming weekly is the way to go, but I wanted to ask this question to double check this idea, as I don't want to make my scalp overly itchy or dry it out too much.
My four year mark is coming up on the 11th, and I can't help but feel pride in how my hair has turned out, in spite of their rocky start (although to be honestly I do actually like the slightly braided look they came out with, it makes me wonder if I should have just braided my hair in the size I wanted and left them in to get the same look with a healthier start - but I have no intention of cutting them off, too much time and too much collected prana (life-force energy) would go to waste).
Ok, I actually sort of knew as I was writing it that this question may be a bit hard to answer. I did a little bit of research on it and didn't really find anything useful about it, outside of many people questioning why it's even in salts in the first place....I finished off my shampoo that had sea salt in it about two days ago, so I'm going to take a break from using sea salt until I can know if this salt is safe or not. Thanks for the reply.
I have a question about sea salt. I have ended up with some kosher sea salt that contains an ingredient called "Yellow Prussiate of Soda" which it said on the package that it's an anti-caking agent, I was wondering if this sea salt was safe to use on
I have been growing out my beard, and just shorted a few overly long hairs, my first time taking scissors to my beard since I had been growing it, and looking at it today, I am wondering, is it long enough for dreads to form? I have attached a current photo of it, I am thinking I still have a while to go but I wanted to ask the question just to know. If another picture is needed please let me know.