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wow and yea ive seen dreads be a life saver really and really can be a lifechanger
(im gonna move ythis to the emotional suppirt section now that we have 1)
hugs im glad your finaly you :)
wow, this is like my story a little... i had so many issues and as i have been getting help and working through my various disorders (deppression,seasonal affective, orthorexia and anorexia, depersonalization, adhd, generalized anxiety,ocd, self injuring) i have decided to start dreading and it has helped me let go and be more confident and less anxious about my appearance. this year really has been a journey from suicide attempts to hospiatlization, to therapy, to a program that saved my life, and now dreads and the one year anniverasry of me becoming a vegetarian. now i really see that life gets better and why adults say they would never repeat the teen years, iv'e learned patience and trust, and my dreads reflect that in me, or they will when they really get going anyway! thanks for bringing this up, it really got me thinkin and appreciating after a stressful day! it's also nice to keep the eye away from scars, it's perfect for my on the go active lifestyle with my dog and friends! they fit my personlaity and are so fun to decorate! they make me really happy! and because i'm doing it natty, it will be so gradual, my dad won't know til it's too late! haha! control my hair now dad! at least he doesn't have to worry about me cutting it antmore tho right? :)
To be honest i feel to really get over Anorexia, SI, and destructive behavioural patterns you REALLY need to take some of the attention away from the "Self" i feel that using dreadlocks as a form of therapy on one hand, may help towards recovery in the way a placebo tablet does. On the other hand, encourage the subject to self obsess and deepen mental issues.
Now if you are anorexic and i know from experience that the hair on your body thickens and on your head it thins, so please if you are or feel you will be suffering from malnutrition at least start a course of vitamins. Zinc, plenty of B's for energy and a basic A-Z tablet worked fine for me, if you fail to look after your hair and skin your reads will not be the best they can be. My anorexia was caused by medication after i stopped with that it took a year to stretch my stomach back to "normal" to fit a meal in, put weight on, feel better about myself.
While i was very skinny i had braids, while they were in i was malnourished my hair thinned, it was poorly.
recover your life not ruin it
i'm so glad we werre able to help so many of you :)