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tyler rakowski
@tyler rakowski
06/14/14 02:29:30AM
19 posts

dreadlocks and how they change you


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exactly man, thats how i did it, just one day i had enough and was like eff it im done drinking smoking and doing all that jack. i was one hell of a hurricane for a long time

DRS said:

Damn. If I cried easily, I would be right now. The change started with inner peace for me. I said "I'm more peaceful than I was before I started dreads." My friend said "not really." I looked inside myself, and realized that's where the problem was. Now I'm trying very hard to control my actions, and more often than I'd like, I make mistakes. But, I hope not as often as before. The one true friend I have left in this area, has noticed a huge change. I even quit drinking. An alcoholic quitting cold turkey is nothing fun to be around. I suppose each strand of hair can be seen as everything coming together in unity. My dreads will tell me where to go next.

tyler rakowski
@tyler rakowski
03/07/13 03:37:15AM
19 posts

dreadlocks and how they change you


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yeah im going to burn them ritually ginger :) they are in my dresser in a bag waiting for winter to pass here inPennsylvania.

ginger said:

Beautiful. May I ask what you did with them? For me, they would need ritual of some sort; but maybe you chose a different route?
tyler rakowski
@tyler rakowski
02/24/13 05:54:57AM
19 posts

dreadlocks and how they change you


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i didnt go back to regular soap and conditioner, i still wash the same was i used to haha, that way when the time comes up for me to walk that path again, my hair wont need to be conditioned for it, itll already be dry properly cleaned

tyler rakowski
@tyler rakowski
02/13/13 02:01:43PM
19 posts

dreadlocks and how they change you


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thanks sibyl, i hope you took something away from it :)

Sibyl said:

Awesome story. Nice to read you :)

tyler rakowski
@tyler rakowski
02/13/13 11:53:11AM
19 posts

dreadlocks and how they change you


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well SE, you know when you go for a long walk and you feel that sense of peace and finality, that was it, they werent evil, they just showed me the way i was going. i just knew it was time to shed that physical wieght and internalize the lessons that my dreads taught me

tyler rakowski
@tyler rakowski
02/13/13 10:58:15AM
19 posts

dreadlocks and how they change you


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i just cut off my dreads, yes yes freak out, but before you do, take something i have to say to heart. after three years of love and growth i have become such a different person and i didnt realize it until the moment that first beautiful lock fell to the floor. take a moment and think about what life experiences you have grown with while your dreads grew too. to me the whole "dreadlocks are a journey" thing is beyond true and you dont realize it until youseparateyourself from them. i grew into a wonderful human being and changed my life around from low life drug addict tosuccessfulcollege student in the course of those three years that my best friends grew. just remember that your dreadlocks are more than just a chincy fashion statement guys, think about the beautifulmetamorphosisthat your body and mind went through while those little buggers grew and locked and changed with you, not just as aseparatepart of your body, but a direct physical representation of your inner spirituality. the twists and turns of your life, and the twists and turns of your beautiful dreadlocks. i hope that somewhere in this paragraph i help someone truly understand what it means when they say dreadlocks are a journey. because they truly are.

and as i took thescissorsto my head i began to weep tears of joy because, even though i knew they were gone forever i knew that the lessons, patience,love, caring, kindness and most of all fluidity. didnt leave me, in fact iembodiedthem even more so now that the cycle has come to itsentirety when it was said and done and i looked on the ground at what seemed to be the ruins of the greatest thing i have ever done for myself, i didnt see ruins at all, in fact i saw every singlepieceoftutelagethat was there, and i literally picked up every single lock and hugged them. they were my best friends in triumph and failure and in all things good and bad, never did they once judge who i was but remained a silent partner in suffering and in joy. and the thing is, the most comforting fact i can think of in this case is the fact that if i ever need to go on a long journey to satisfy an inner question i can just stop and let nature take its course and those locks too will carry these things, but at the same time i know that that knew set that i someday may grow, will have their own lessons to teach me and their own story and journey to be had. and with that i say the final effigy of my beloved friends, goodbye and stay classy

Tyler John Rakowski


updated by @tyler rakowski: 06/15/15 08:31:17PM
tyler rakowski
@tyler rakowski
12/10/12 12:50:22AM
19 posts

Will my dreads fill out?


General Questions

sure will sis, have you heard of congo dreads before? its basically where two or more of your thin dreads decide to get married and the become thicker as they grow out, just give em time and when they have matured a little bit longer stop seperating them for a while, or if you want control over how thick they get put a ring around two or three of the, whatever tickles your fancy and let them mate. good luck and have fun

tyler rakowski
@tyler rakowski
12/14/12 12:26:35AM
19 posts

loos dreads and too much loose hair


Dread Maintenance

i washed with it and left it in to dry up, it was sea salt and i am trying to wash regularly now too


updated by @tyler rakowski: 07/23/15 08:16:47AM
tyler rakowski
@tyler rakowski
12/13/12 09:35:47PM
19 posts

loos dreads and too much loose hair


Dread Maintenance

it got worse after i washed with salt...

tyler rakowski
@tyler rakowski
12/10/12 12:47:52AM
19 posts

loos dreads and too much loose hair


Dread Maintenance

weeks baba fatts, weeks is what i meant in a while

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