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jonathan Peers
@jonathan Peers
11/29/12 02:16:21PM
20 posts

Bout time I said a little about why I'm here : )


Introduce Yourself

Right so, my reason's for growing dreads are this;

So basically i'vealways had this obsession with my hair being neat and tidy, I'd always fuss over it, straighten it, have it cut weekly etc. However i would always be worried that it looked a mess!

Now, I am buddhist and with such recognised that my missery (never being happy with my hair) came from my desire (to look good). The other huge point here is that clearly I have a problem with ego,.which I also feel as part of my religious and spiritual growth needs to be eradicated.

So, litteraly 10 years ago I first thought I should grow dreads, just let go of trying to control my appearance, let go of desire and let go of ego. Great : ) ...as I said that was 10 years ago, and for 10 years I tried to grow my hair, now to go from weekly hair cuts to letting it grow for 6 months is a huge culture shock on it's own, and, as soon as my hair got to that (messy) stage I gave in! I went to the hairdressers, had it cut short and styled....

Then I would feel so depressed,so vain and so weak.

I would start again : ) As Buddhism sais, let go of regret, there is no past, only now, relax and start again : ) .....

6 months later, same again....

and so on and so forth, from the age of about 18 to the age of 27,

Now the last time I cut my hair was June 2011 and by Feb 2012 I backcombed my hair and left it to Dread, since that day I have only used my own home-made shampoo and tried to rejoice in the natural, organic messiness : )

And I have, I have enjoyed the process so far, there have though been so many days such as today (hence my writing this post) that I have just wanted to take them out! Wanted to get them out of my hair and go back to short, sharp, stylish hair!....But I haven't! And shortly after have been so greatfyull that I haven't given up and thrown away 1 and a half years of achievement (which is how is what I see my baby dreads as) this journey, as well as (gradually) teaching me ego-loss is also teaching me patience with my self and the temporairy nature of the mind (2 important lessons I may not have found anywhere else).

Today was one of 'those' day's where I just wanted rid of them and to return to my old 'fashionably imaged' self, but just in writing this has reminded me of why i'm doing this, and of course I wouldn't be writing this if this site wasn't here. So thankyou SE for dreadlockssite,Thankyou for the knowledge and advice offered in dreaducation and forums (aswell as the chat window. Thanks also be to the community of enlightened individuals who offer support and advice, and make me strong


updated by @jonathan Peers: 01/13/15 09:40:37PM
jonathan Peers
@jonathan Peers
08/09/12 06:41:15PM
20 posts

Cigarette smoke and dreads


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Sound advice there,

i mean each to there own i suppose,

but, do you really enjoy nicotine and alcohol? U may desire them for temporairy periods of time.

But on the whole, do u really enjoy them being part of ur life?

If u do that's fair enough, so do many people.

But do you?

Oh and don't worry about moral support, u are strong enough

jonathan Peers
@jonathan Peers
08/09/12 03:58:04PM
20 posts

happy birthday dreadlockssite and new dreaducation


General Talk

Yeah new Dreaducation looks great_ Love the ease of accesibilty to info. I love the history of dreads : )

jonathan Peers
@jonathan Peers
08/09/12 01:37:40PM
20 posts

happy birthday dreadlockssite and new dreaducation


General Talk

Happy Birthday to you

Happy birthday to you !

Happy Birthday to dreadlockssite!

Happy Birthday to Yooouuu !!

Whoop whoop whoop !!

Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou, if i hadn't have found this site i to would have fell victim to the wax con and the pinacle of all those years of dreaming about dreads would have been a heart breaking nightmare, instead of the spiritual experience it is !

Thankyoou Also for introducing me to the rainbow family!

And thankyou for creating a community of such great minded people !

We Love you dreadlockssite...We Love you SE

jonathan Peers
@jonathan Peers
08/07/12 03:54:16PM
20 posts

Donating to this site


dreadlockssite appreciation

lol found it- was in the top left hand corner of the page i'd been looking at for awhile lol cheers

jonathan Peers
@jonathan Peers
08/07/12 03:15:28PM
20 posts

Donating to this site


dreadlockssite appreciation

I also agree! very well said, this community meens the world to me now! i have asked in a couple of places on this site, and was wonderin if any1 can tell me how i donate? lol still cant ffigure it out

Much Love Xx

jonathan Peers
@jonathan Peers
08/06/12 03:25:00PM
20 posts

named or favorite dreads


General Talk

Lol! haven't named any yet-that's a brilliant idea tho !

Yeah, I've got one near the front that i took upon myself to congo up with those around it?

dunno why...

it was already bigger than any of the others- aint even matured yet but when they do i reckon he'll be the daddy-o lol.

He's the badger that i show as an individual with real enthusiasm when people ask what exactly is going on with my hair...i don't think my excited reaction of waving Sherman around (there i've named him lol) does much toward an explanation!

Anywho I always wanted a wide variety of shapes and sizes and theres actually a couple of others with kinks and defined 'bends' in them that i really like aswel lol

I'll try an upload a picture of sherman !

jonathan Peers
@jonathan Peers
08/02/12 05:58:17PM
20 posts

Off topic ! eeeee!


Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures

All you have to do is remember that self is routed in desire, and desire is the cause of all misery.

Anyway, i'm sure ur not as bad as u think, or u wouldn't be writing this. Learn true loving kindness with yourself,so as u need to take nothing to create the illusion of fulfilment, then share this love with others around you.

IMany people that manage to point out ther faults, don't really have them, they are just finding a way to put themselves down.

watch this : )

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jonathan Peers
@jonathan Peers
08/02/12 01:34:40PM
20 posts

should i?


Introduce Yourself

Can't wait to hear the replies to this : )

Mate is a good thing u found this site! Nearly used dreadheadhq products before finding this place...seriously mate just read some of the dreaducation pages

Much Love X

jonathan Peers
@jonathan Peers
07/18/12 05:41:18PM
20 posts

Dirty looks and negativity


General Questions

Buddhist aswell man. Much Love !! X

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