"oh it's been so long! Thankyou though! :) and in the end, she just didnt think it was healthy or a good 'image' (it really did just go against how she was brought up) but i think ive changed her mind about it, and whenever anyone says…"
"I'm wondering if there is any time in the past where your mom didn't like something you did but you managed to work with it and eventually prove your case? Personal example: when I was 16 I wanted to get my eyebrow pierced but needed…"
"It might also not be a bad idea to gather a few pictures of peoples' dreads earlier on and then when they've matured, that way your parents might see that it is a process and they will look amazing in the end and that your not "doing…"
"brilliant ideas guys! I will start growing my dreads for sure by the end of the week! :) HAHAHA. althoguh im thinking of just doing them now, im going away for 12 days with a bunch of friends, so i can just let them grow :) muahaha. Thanks…"
"Just a side note, I know you have already developed a plan, but it seems to really help parental figures when they realize that even famous people are doing it. After all, Hollywood stars aren't dirty (at least they aren't supposed to be,…"
"just do it anyway! it's your head of hair. you should be able to do what you want with them. what are they going to do? cut all your hair off while you're sleeping?
show them all the comments on here and how supportive people are.…"
"Iwould just do it!! Who cares what they say?! My parents have always hated my tattoos, piercings, style, dreads, etc. Doesn't mean they love me less.
Now I am saying this speaking as a daughter, not a mother! haha
"I had another thought to add to...maybe show them some before and after pics of people once they've taken out their dreads. Show them that it isn't as permanent necessarily like a tattoo, that people can comb and condition out quite a bit…"
"LEGENDS! You guys are flippin amazing! thankyou, so so so much! I'm going to show them this site, and i will make a collection of beautiful dread pictures (thankyou chels :) for the idea!) Brandy and trina, awesome idea! and ElaurenG, i…"
"I would maybe involve them in the decision about which method to use as well. Like the pros and cons of natural vs. putting them in. I'm just thinking about my mom, she was really shocked and kinda offended that I didn't talk to her about…"
"argh i just wrote out a real long thing and someone knocked over my keyboard and i lost it all
ok to start over
dear mom and dad
you probably are aware of certain stereotypes surrpunding dreadlocks however you probably also know…"
crazy about music, food and anything unique, arty, weird, yeah! I happen to have a slightly unhealthy addiction to buying cd's and coffee, and im hoping to dread my hair soon (just gotta convince my parents to let me! :)
How long have you been dreading?
not yet, but starting soon :)
Dreading methods, maintenance, and products used (if you currently have dreads)
natural or possibly T&r.
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