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Thanks...but no thanks.

By: RSavage26
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So... just came back from the salon to pick up my sister. The place is owned by a nice woman who used to do my hair until I went natural. I know she's well meaning, but every time she sees my hair, like many other people I encounter, she can't understand why I'm just letting it be. She sees loops and bumps and wonders why would I let my nice hair just go like that?Well, here's why. What I've realized over the years going from relaxer to natural to freeforming is that my hair doesn't like to be messed with. When I tried to get my hair interlocked, sure it was more orderly and "neater", but did it fit me as a person? No. A lot of people I meet seem to feel that locs are either a) dangerous b) deviant or c) disgusting, especially if you are not getting them regularly retwisted and maintained. I wish I could have told her the dangers of retwisting and interlocking (I was lucky to not get my hair or scalp damaged because I took them out).Dreadlocks are seen as something that needs to be tamed, controlled, and 'kept in there place'. Why? I like letting my locs grow and shrink, bump and grind, and find their own way. Does it take longer? No doubt. But it has given me a feeling of self-confidence that I have not felt in years. Ideally, I wouldn't trade that of anything.
Alyssa Metzger
09/12/12 08:21:39PM @alyssa-metzger:

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
09/09/12 07:56:46PM @soaring-eagle:

haha i find it funny how some ppl think

i love dreads


i dont wabnt dreads to look like dreads

i dont want people to think im just lazy


i'll pay someone every 2 weeks to wash and twist my hair

Baba Fats
09/06/12 08:14:40PM @baba-fats:

If you do. It's up to you. But one bit of advice: Don't be brash. And don't go into detail unless they ask more. Just explain that maintenance does not need to be done at all. That healthy locks require no "touch-ups". Don't preach, and don't getdefensiveif they attack you

09/06/12 08:07:43PM @rsavage26:
It never occurred to me to do so until I got home. Should have done it. Maybe next time I will.

Baba Fats
09/06/12 07:48:23PM @baba-fats:

Good for you. Why didn't you explain the damages of maintenance?

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