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16yrs going strong. I knew once my hair started locking that I was in it for eternity. For me my dreadlocks mean freedom. I am free to be me and to love me for what comes out naturally. I have faced many confrontations and giggles and snide comments behind my back waiting in line at grocery stores,people shouting out of their windows "You nappy headed nigger" but you know I have become immune to all of their negativity. It bounces right off of my aura because I truly love who I am and know…Continue
I took some time out to make a couple of videos apologizing to a beautiful soul that I wanted to say sorry for saying hurt things,and trying to control what decisions this person was making for that person's life path. Changes can be a challenging lesson. I know that I have to walk through my fears and face my challenges. I hope truly that this wonderful person will forgive me.
I had a perception of how things were and then everything changed within an…Continue
Today marks the 15th year of the journey into being a freeform dreadie. I still believe that I will have my locks for as long as I live. I have noticed that I still get the dirty looks and outright rude comments. It all just makes me stronger because the people who act in this manner still have many areas of their life that they are unhappy with and instead of focusing on better themselves they have distractions to keep them from growing to be a better soul on this planet.
When I was a little girl in this big world I didn't believe everything my parents or other grown-ups told me.
My mom told me I had the type of hair that just doesn't grow. And praised my brother for his thick coarse hair and how much faster his hair grew than mine and how much longer his hair was as compared to mine.
But then I questioned her about her assumptions. How could she say such things when every time she would comb my hair yanking at it I would see tons of hair in…Continue
Today I celebrate my 14yr. freeform dreadlocks anniversary. In 1998 I began my journey into becoming more of my natural self by leaving the combs, brushes,commercial shampoos,etc... behind me. I have learned quite a bit about my hair that I was not aware of. Mainly that I don't need to do anything but keep them clean and they will form all on their own.
I have dealt with a lot of negativity in the beginning but…Continue
Last week me and my family went camping at Peninsula Campground. Nothing like camping a few steps away from the Folsom Lake.
By day we swam in the river, walked around taking photos of lizards and weird looking bugs.
By night we listened to sweet rhythmic music of the cricket songs. They were chanting so melodically that it helped to distract my ears from the somewhat annoying sound of the ducks. The ducks made sounds like they were unhappy dogs barking…Continue
Dreadlocks In The Matrix
I walk freely
I stand with my head held high
My dreadlocks blow in the breeze
I am as wild as wild can be
I here someone shouting
"Hey why don't you buy a comb"
I smile and know the truth
The truth that this crazy person
Took the time
To yell at me
Because I stood amongst the borg
That I pierced the veil
That I see the matrix for what it is
And for it will…Continue
I tried the Dawn liquid soap and I was amazed at how much softer my dreads are afterwards. Here is some before and afters. Not sure if you can tell the difference but I sure can feel the difference. Luckily I didn't put tons of wax on my dreads in the beginning because if I did I would have surely cut them off and started all ofver again.…Continue
Added by Trina Sandress on May 23, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments
I have a dreadlock blog that I would like to share with you all. There is only one blog entry that is short but I will be adding more lengthy ones talking about the beginning of my dread journey and my experiences with having dreadlocks for almost 14yrs. I will be sharing what I learned and what has worked for me. It basically boils down to being patient enjoying the…Continue
It is funny to me how when I was young I really wanted my hair to look like the commercial straight hair that you can run fingers through . The kind of hair that blows in the breeze. Long shiny healthy hair. The commercials presented before me the product that would solve all of my kinky,coily,unruly hair problems.
Now I have the long,shiny,healthy hair that the wind blows through but it is is tightly coiled because of my African roots and genetics. This did not happen…Continue
I hope that everyone is feeling positive and joyful after the holiday hustle and bustle! This time of the year can bring up a lot of darkness. The winter, to me, is a very contemplative time. The rain slows things down and keeps one mesmerized by thoughts of would haves,should haves,and could haves.
What I have found to be helpful is to find a creative outlet to express your feelings. Grab a paintbrush,some paint and a canvas and just go for it. Forget about trying to be the next…Continue
A lot of people talk about how they wish their dreadlocks were long and can't wait until they get long. I thi nk that if these people would focus more on having healthy locks before they know it they have long locks. Just revel in the naturalness of having dreads in general. That is positive energy at work. My lock process started with a twa(teeny weeny afro)and just…Continue