You're right, Whip, we should be responsible and check before buying. But people who are desperately keen to have dreads may easily come to believe that DHHQ etc is the only way to go. Not because they are stupid but because there is so little other information out there. Before starting, every time I searched for dreadlocks info, all I got was these commercial sites. It was by chance through a YouTube vid that I came across this one, and glad I did.
SE, your misspellings don't worry me one bit, nor the appearance of this site. The only thing I don't like about this site is the continual focus on Jonny. Yes, I agree with you about wax, crochet etc, It's a rip-off and it ruins people's dreads. But after setting out these facts, can weplease focus on the good news that we don't need these sort of products, period. And that natural dreading is fun, and is good for our spirit and for the world. And work on exposure, getting this info right out there, so more would-be dreddies find us before DHHQ finds them. Shine a light rather than point a finger.
Whip Thehooper said:
I do think it's a scam. That said, so are most mainstream hair products. All full of crap and bad for your hair. So they are just doing a similar thing but catered to dreads. It's evil, sure. And people should be able to speak their mind about it, absolutely. But I still think they have the right to exist and sell whatever they want and if people are dumb enough to buy into it, more power to their evil scam.
We have to do our own research and protect ourselves. It only took about twenty minutes of reading before I figured out that crap like wax is bad for dreads. Then I watched that dude's video and as soon as I heard him recommend wax I knew he was no one to be trusted.
If people would just think for themselves, they'd have no one else to blame. You shouldn't rush into something like dreads without spending plenty of time thinking about it first, anyway.
updated by @hippiegal: 07/22/15 01:41:09PM