A woman with an idea for a lifestyle change, armed with a metal flea comb and determination, can be a dangerous combination. With that said and out of the way, i'm sure you have come to the conclusion that this "woman" is me! Ha
A flee comb? Really lady? ummmm yes, afraid so. I was so stuck in the same rut as many American woman are, of wrongfully believing that everything should be uniform and sleek to be beautiful. This is a result of constant brainwashing by the media, billboards,commercials,magazines,reality TV! Ahhhhhh Enough already! So I took my flee comb and bar stool to my bathroom and began what I thought was the right beginning to my "Great Dreadlock Journey"
Journey? You say? Armed with a comb, no no, a flee comb? Wowza. What was I thinking? Oh, right, beautiful locks that all look the same and are tidy and neat! Shhhhhhhhhut your mouth! I'm not finished...lol SO I look myself in the eyes and say, "lets do this" I had read online somewhere, no wait, I had seen on youtube that this girl and her mother dreaded her hair one day in 8 hours. Wow, 8 hours huh? Now if you will know anything about me it is this....I pick up things in a heartbeat and am more than proficient at it if not from the very start, then soon there after. So im thinking, Hell, I can do this myself in 8, NO PROBLEM!! Boy, was I mistaken!!! So three days and probly about 18-21 hours cumulatively, I finish. Which, if you have looked at my few pics (sorry not more) you will see how, armed with a comb of the flee variety, determination and a lot of brain washing, they came out lovely!
I am so used to fixing my hair and it having to be so nice and not a hair out of place that I looked all over online to figure out and learn how to "tidy those locks" All the nerotic twisting and pulling and finger rolling and possible crocheting, I say possible cuz and thank goddess for it too, I couldn't get it right. So after trying all that and some "Knotty Boy" products, I wasnt satisfied. So what now you say? I look for more product! Guess who I find??? Oh yes, you guessed it, Dreadhead HQ!! Now this is, what I now know to be, just another corporate POS company, out for blood! ooops, I mean money! Selling you on the idea that you need all this stuff to be beautiful! Sound familiar? Just like all the rest of the corporate America media....UGH! I bought it too, silly me. What saved me? My awesome fiance, Lucky! He found your site, SE, and told me to read your "Dreaducation" piece, and this big beautiful bright light went off in my head! I immediately cancelled my order for above mentioned companies hair poisons, wait scratch that, I tried to. I called and got a recording that refered me back to my conformation email and to reply back to it for any disputes. Aaaaahahaha MAN, was I dooped!
All is well now. Armed now with a full set of pretty locks and Mr. Soaring Eagles knowledge, I am a new woman. I stripped my hair of buildup using his baking soda cleanser, which I infused with a pomegranate raspberry green tea, most for the wonderful scent, and I didnt have lavender and rosemary yet, and added 10 drops of teatree oil. My once itchy, flaky, screaming foe mercy scalp, is wonderfully invigorated and lighter and softer and smelling...."so fresh and so clean, clean" haha I used rice vinegar cuz I didn't have ACV, it works just fine for now. Seriously SE, I love you man! You saved me from corporate dreadlock suicide!! My tam is off to you, sir!! Now I have locks of love!!
Loving my newly soft locks, and feeling free!!