O.K. guys, I reiterated to my husband last night that yes, I am actually dreading my hair, it was not a joke. His response???? You are too old for that. It won't look good on you. You are not the type for dreads. Period. For all of you out there that don't already know, I will be 42 in July. Before you start gutting my husband, just be aware that he is a conservative 52 year old fuddy-duddy, so have mercy on him. He didn't intend to be mean, just giving me his loving opinion. I would be just as blunt with him about something I don't agree with - we don't pull punches in this house! :)
I am sure there are people on here older than me (I think- you ARE out there aren't you???) So, what do you guys think? Can an older (middle-middle aged) woman wear dreads gracefully? Keep in mind, I am not a "jock", "hippie" or "woodsy goddess" type. I am more of farm girl - animal and garden geared. Sometimes I like to slop around in my farm clothes in the mud, sometimes I like to dress in the latest styles and go out. Can I do it all with dreads and not look like a 42 year old dork?????
As long as you don't go putting Hello Kitty beads in them its an awesome idea!! ;)
LOL - We don't do Hello Kitty in this house... All boys but me and the Chiweenie, Cujo - and I am more of a Tom Girl!
Dready Bear said:As long as you don't go putting Hello Kitty beads in them its an awesome idea!! ;)
It's a personal prefence with whatever makes your heart happy...leave the mind out of it and what others think..Your husband loves you for you..if this will help you express the uniqueness of YOU then Go For It..I am 40...and I am using the neglect method...Feel free to connect with me anytime ;) I am an earthy being and have lots of animals and gardening goin on here too :) It's all about Heart here..just feel free :)
I'm 56 and 6 months into my journey, do what makes ya feel good, I'm sure your hubby will grow to love em too. I think you're gonna look "fine" with dreads.
You're never too old to Rock n' Roll!! If it makes you wanna dance....then Dance!!
Sounds like your husband and my stepmom would get along well. She gave me her loving opinion about my desire to dread my hair... LOL-I feel your pain! I did some research for my self of course and as I came across information I thought would be good for her to read I forwarded the links to her. It sounds like your husband just needs to understand your decision as he is wound up with the many negative associations and myths surrounding dreading. My boyfriend wasn't too hot about me dreading at first, but through conversation he has now accepted my decision. And NO you're not too old! Life is far too short to be taken too seriously. It sounds like your heart is in the right place and like Dready Bear said-no Hello Kitty beads and you'll be just fine. ;)
I love that our members here cover such a wide age range. Proof that dreads aren't just for the cool kids. ;-)