By Rhia Marie, 2012-05-23
Well, my mom gets on me about the loops in my dreads as of recently. Honestly, I love the loops. I wear wooden beads in them when I want a little more of a fun feel to my babies and the excess in which I've been wearing them have added character. I don't want tame dreads that all look the same. I wash them and separate them...that's probably the extent of work I do on my hair. Gah, I'm such a happy camper though.
On another note, I've been quite careful about who I let touch my dreads and what I do during the journey. I've definitely noticed a change in my energy levels and the negative/positive vibes. Some people it's just like a pulse goes through me and it's like whoa!!! Didn't expect that at all! Either way, I'm enjoying every bit of it. I'm also beginning to enjoy educating people on the subject of dreads.
By Rhia Marie, 2012-04-18
I am so happy with my dreads so far. It's been two and a half months and I'm making good progress. My mom's finally accepted that the dreads are staying, but she pushes me to keep them maintained. Stepdad...not so much. I don't want this to turn into a rant or anything, but damn, he sees it as "a slap in the face to the creator" and says I'm "ruining the gift of beauty" I was blessed with. I don't get how people are so ignorant about dreads. They're not dirty, despite popular belief. I have no plans of getting rid of them any time soon, it's my choice, my body, yadda yadda yadda.
On another note, I'm so glad I found this site because I probably would have ended up with wax in my hair and that would've been horrible. My ex is stuck on wax and his dreads are all hard in the center and hard to maintain.
So, thank you fellow members for your much-needed expertise.
~Love, light & good vibes