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Adam Jaymes Robinson
@Adam Jaymes Robinson
08/10/11 01:41:29AM
19 posts

no-dread


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hahaha chill!.. yeah i hope i did not come off as an asshat.. but that did make me laugh out loud.. thin, coarse, nappy, or wavy, i dont think it really matters.. it all dreads here.. i think the most important thing to consider is patience.. if you dont have it you might as well start backcombing and breaking out the wax.. not to sound rude of course but no one develops dreads over night and if that particular virtue isnt in your inventory you might as well save yourself time and hair by not dreading at all..

Adam Jaymes Robinson
@Adam Jaymes Robinson
08/10/11 12:53:54AM
19 posts

no-dread


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lol! thin hair dreads better than coarse.. hmm.. i dont know about all of that but.. i would use bronners and just be patient brother.. it will dread, just not before bed.. if you would like the insta-dread so many people fancy these days i would try to backcomb or crochet.. not a look i myself find attractive but some people dig it.. i doubt you will see anything that looks like "progress" for at least 9 months to a year.. just keep burning and let them be.. focusing and obsessing on how fast they are locking can drive someone crazy.. ONeLOVe!

Adam Jaymes Robinson
@Adam Jaymes Robinson
08/04/11 10:03:36PM
19 posts

dreadlockssites 2nd aniversary


General Talk

You effing rock soaring eagle.. you have given the web an invaluable resource.. and you do it for free brother.. congrats on two years and i hope the next two are exponentially better! ONeLOVe

Adam Jaymes Robinson
@Adam Jaymes Robinson
07/25/11 06:06:37PM
19 posts

Just started my natural/freeform dreads about a month ago, need some pointers


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Brother.. Im going to prefacit what im about to write with a statement that I am NOT trying to be rude or disrespectful.. But dreads take ALOT of time.. especially with caucasian hair.. you probably wont even see any kind of results until about 8 or 9 months into the natural process.. if you are looking for fast results i would suggest backcombing, though im not a fan of it myself, alot of other folks have success in catalyzing the dreading process.. i personally think it defies the entire nature of the process and is silly.. but to each his/her own..

Adam Jaymes Robinson
@Adam Jaymes Robinson
07/24/11 09:45:55PM
19 posts

dreads that hate dreads?


Life Issues Facing Dreads

Hahaha.. oh yes.. the "designer dreads..." I think its hilarious, really, when people tell me that my dreads should be perfectly uniform. Most of the people that tell me this are people who do not have dreads or my black brothas and sistas who give me the example of lil layme (lil wayne), but every once in awhile ill get the inevitable "dreadhead" that asks me how I "did" my locs. I tell them that I just let my hair grow, wash, and sometimes seperate and almost everytime,that would que the stare of shock. I laugh inside my head because i already know what their thinking generally; that I should have big, nasty tubes of wax on top of my head instead of, healthy, organic, freeformed, marleyesque locs. It saddens me deeply to know that locs have become almost a sort of a novelty. Its now part of a bland uniform and stands most notably for smoking ganja. No longer does locing stand for freedom, or rebellion, or even individuality. Jah wept.

Adam Jaymes Robinson
@Adam Jaymes Robinson
07/13/11 02:16:48AM
19 posts

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Haha.. "dreads are for black people.." Dreads are millenia old brother.. Im an African American and i think that is the most ignorant thing i have ever heard.. Well maybe not the MOST, but pretty close.. Follow whatever path you find attractive man and go with self-love, determination, and knowledge of self.. Trust me, i'm from a backwoods town in Nebraska and i feel like i have an obligation to dispel dread myths everyday, which, has tempted me to wear a tam whenever i leave the house to discourage any scrutiny by the "bald-heads" haha but i dont want to so i dont and i put up with everyday ignorance.. But thats ok because im doing what I think is good for me and its funny to see the same people criticize me for dreads jump in theyre cars and blare lil wayne or wear Robert Nesta Marley t-shirts.. I have to remind myself that not everyone understands the things i do. Peace brother and ONeLOVe!
Adam Jaymes Robinson
@Adam Jaymes Robinson
06/09/11 05:51:08PM
19 posts

Hello there fellow dreadren..


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hahaha couldnt agree more S.E.
Adam Jaymes Robinson
@Adam Jaymes Robinson
06/09/11 04:42:15PM
19 posts

Hello there fellow dreadren..


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Hello, Hello.. Im pretty new to the site but i have got to say that it is very impressive. I wish i would have found this site 4 years ago when i started my first set of locks because theres so much misinformation out there about how one should start and maintain theyre locks. The first set of locks i started someone honestly told me to use eggs and grease and not wash it for 3 months. Im sure you can speculate pretty accurately how this turned out. Im half African-American half Caucasion so good advice is a little hard to find about locking up naturally. Unfortunately even some people who say they are experts with African-American textured hair often give awful advice on the subject of natural dreads. So i would just like to thank the people who put in time and energy to devote a website to breaking fallacies about this (sometimes tiring) endeavor. You guys are to be commended. Also, thank you to all the people who keep this site alive by offering your advice and experience. I truely think that is what life is all about, people helping people for the advancement of all. Selah! and peace outty ladies and gentlemen.
updated by @Adam Jaymes Robinson: 01/13/15 09:03:37PM
Adam Jaymes Robinson
@Adam Jaymes Robinson
09/17/11 09:40:33AM
19 posts

white people with dreadlocks


History and Religious Significance

Not to advocate any kind of hate me brothas, but soaring eagle I wouldjust liketoelaborateonsome of the historicalfacts of this thread. Rastafari rose in the 1930's before, during, and after the corronation of emperor Haile I Selassie (Marcus Garvey prophesized), in which, rastas grew they're hair long and refused to use combs or razors.. Rastas were given an international spotlight only after the growing popularity of Robert Nesta Marley and other reggae musicians. Remember I am not spreading hate, I am not a black nationalist, and I am by no means trying to give validity to any kind of slanted idea of history, so please keep an open mind while reading my post because I believe that anyone is free to express him/her self. Pride in ones race CAN be an invitation to superiority and I also think that one should not place so much historical significance in why one chooses to be dread andwe should, instead, focus on what brings us together as HUMAN BEINGS. But as for history, 1 - the Vikings and thepirates of the Carribeanonly wore theyreheads in dread because they were maurading barbarians whose only goal for theyre society was brutal expansion and the relentless seeking of wealth. 2 - Only the Jews who took a vow of the nazarite wore theyre hair "untouched," not all of those of theJewish faith wore theyre heads dread. 3 - The Greeks (it has been proven through history) stole much of theyre philosophy, medicine, scienceand social structure from the Egyptians, whose pharoahs, wore theyre head either in dread or wore dreaded head dresses. 4 - The Scots, similar to the Vikings, wore theyre heads dread because of the excrutiatingly long war campaigns they embarked on, which, kept them from home for very long periods of time. 5 - when speaking of peoples of African descent using straighteners and relaxers to fit into the eurocentric idea of beauty, one should also observe the cause and effect of hundreds of years of systematic culture destruction, devaluation, and debasement. It could be argued that Africans andAfrican-Americans are victims of coerced conditioning and that, even today, the contributions ofare discounted by a eurocentric society (e.g. the Egyptians being Caucasion, or even Arabic, when it has been proven that early hominid life most likely started in Ethiopia and moved northward), which is why one does not learn much about Africa in school and why suchfallaciesas "early African peoples were savages until the introduction to Christianity" exist. One could also argue thatthis thread itselfis a perpetuation of that discountenance because, before reggae music exploded in N. America, one did not dread for fashion, religious/philosophical devotion, or freedom of expression and that thereaching forthe former ideasisjust apathetic justification for culture approriation. In fact, that people wouldgothrough such extreme measures to create the hairstylewithout anydiscipline in patience(i.e. wax, crochet hooks, dread perms, back-combing, etc.),instantaneously, compliments therhetoric and doesinvaluable service to the argument (although I would not be a rhetorician for that argument)when it is commonly known that it is much easier forpeoplesof African descent to dread with no synthetic assistance.Thepoint is, who cares. If you want to dread, dread,and do it forwhateverreason you desire,as long as yourintentionsare for love.We will always be berated by people who dont understand, we will always be seen as differentin the eyes of the majority, but than again, the common man is a fool.Ignorance is bliss and it takes WORK to empathize,understand, and tolerate the trivial differences among us. ONeLOVe all and may Jah bless all of US!

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