some sites (you know which ones) try to scare you away from going natural claiming the early stages of growing natural dreadlocks is messy and ugly and scary
well messy it can be but theres a beauty in the messiness in the organic way hair transforms from order to disorder then to beauty.
dreadlocks that are allowed to form naturally form beautifuly without effort without force they have a wild organic quality thats not easily imitated by other methods
dreads in the early stages of natural dreading have a unique beauty all their own
nature has a way of bring out the beauty in everything the harshest dessert has a beauty all its own nature has a way of letting the untamed mane become a head of dreads worth envying
as they form they form more like roots then ropes ..organic natural softer lines not harsh conformity
nature is wild full of passion a hint of danger in nature anything can happen with natural dreads they can form any way they want to creating evolving art no art is static dreads are organic dynamic free flowing ever changing ..alive they take on a life of their own
floorboards are shaped and forced to conform and "fit in" all the same sizes
when you take a tree and make it into a floorboard it retains the function ofwood without the life without the uniqueness and specialness it had as a tree
they say natural is the slow and messy way (these are only 3 months others in this post are only days or weeks) well it may be but it is the happy way too most who "start dreads" get frustrated very quickly and panic from day 1 (still they love the dreads usualy) but most who go natural find it a relaxinmg peaceful zenlike process of just letting go
by not forcing every loose hair into place they remain like a mane free flowing organic growing ever changing ..
salons try to sell you on the idea that your dreads need to be neat and tidy
but why settle for anything less then wild and beautiful?
your dreads will truly be your own unlike anyone elses
you can see your hair becomming dreads without doing a thing
a few months later they transform to this
and they keep changing and eviolving
even after mature (although less drastically)
so often those who are dreading naturaly proclaim they never felt so beautiful although some may see just a wild mess they radiate an inner confidence and a natural beauty
i hope this helps some of u embrace not fear the messy early stages of natural dreading it truly is a beautiful organic process every step of the way
27 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 9 feet long
also on the board of, and a student glider pilot with freedoms wings international
updated by @soaring-eagle: 03/11/15 10:59:32PM