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What was your driving force?

Alden
@alden
10 years ago
303 posts

What was it that put the thought in your head that dreads were the way to go?Or, what caused you to decide to give them up?I'd wanted dreads for years, sense I was a young teen. I can't really say what it was that inspired me most to desire them so badly.But 2 of my brothers have been dreaded up aswell. The younger of the two has sense passed away from cancer. Before he started his chemo therapy he and I cut his dreads off, so he wouldn't have to go thru loosing them slowly. Then the plan was to reattach them after he was well.Unfortunately that never happened. So I took his dreads and attached them to the ends of mine. It nearly doubled their length. Tho that's not why I did it. I'll always have that piece of him with me, so long as I have my dreads.That's my driving force before my babies.


updated by @alden: 06/10/16 02:04:39PM
☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
10 years ago
29,354 posts
wow..well minewas on my own from 14.. 14- 16 or so went through alot of troubleall around me stupidity, ..drugs drinking .. agression..skinheads stomping my head. tried burning down our house with everyone insidei was caught up in this life that wasnt me.. this was the 80s, punk rock violence and stupidity was the scenetill i met my first dreadymy 1st set i felt like i escaped a hellish existence into a more peaceful person i was to becomethen i started going to rainbow gatheringsthe way of peace the way of love was the path i walked,then my family pressured me to be mr corporate america, clean cut business suite the whole trip..i tried it and karma fate whatever ya wanna call it kicked me in the ass saying "wrong way mr, get your ass back on track"i was injured, unable to work the day i graduated to start my career (thank you for saving me from that)2 weeks later was flying gliders, 2 months later back in the mountains i call home, living in bliss, living love as my law and what do ya know.. the dreads came backwhat was my driving force? my life my love my spirit


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27 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 10 feet long

also on the board of, and a student glider pilot with freedoms wings international - soaring for people with disabilities
☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
10 years ago
29,354 posts
my withdrawl was devastatingwhen ya say knotty boy caused the dandruff was it the soap or did u use any of theyre other crap?


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27 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 10 feet long

also on the board of, and a student glider pilot with freedoms wings international - soaring for people with disabilities
☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
10 years ago
29,354 posts
more and more i think of those companies as "the enemy" of all dreads Beksta said:
Nah it was just their soap bar...I've never gone in for any of the other "dreadlock products" these companies try and sell, have only really tried the shampoos...but yeah, the soap...three washes only, and it was horrible! :O Complete disaster!

soaringeagle said:
my withdrawl was devastating

when ya say knotty boy caused the dandruff was it the soap or did u use any of theyre other crap?



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27 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 10 feet long

also on the board of, and a student glider pilot with freedoms wings international - soaring for people with disabilities
Adam Ligster
@adam-ligster
10 years ago
22 posts
I'm on round two of dreads. the first set lasted me 6 mo. and didn't really know much about em. I've wanted them since I had my first encounter with a dread head. he was so free spirited and I really liked his attitude on life. so I waited a couple years graduated high school and then I felt as tho I needed to get the lock for myself. I live in a very small town and the looks I get are almost always in discust but I love my hair. I think i did it to be different in this small town. I also attend music festivals and that was a big inspiration. I'm keepin these for years!
☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
10 years ago
29,354 posts
let me guess, 1st set, lasted just 6 months due to wax?happens to alotta ppl, dont feel bad Adam Ligster said:
I'm on round two of dreads. the first set lasted me 6 mo. and didn't really know much about em. I've wanted them since I had my first encounter with a dread head. he was so free spirited and I really liked his attitude on life. so I waited a couple years graduated high school and then I felt as tho I needed to get the lock for myself. I live in a very small town and the looks I get are almost always in discust but I love my hair. I think i did it to be different in this small town. I also attend music festivals and that was a big inspiration. I'm keepin these for years!



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27 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 10 feet long

also on the board of, and a student glider pilot with freedoms wings international - soaring for people with disabilities
Adam Ligster
@adam-ligster
10 years ago
22 posts
you guessed it. they were terrible. these are much better soaringeagle said:
let me guess, 1st set, lasted just 6 months due to wax?

happens to alotta ppl, dont feel bad

Adam Ligster said:
I'm on round two of dreads. the first set lasted me 6 mo. and didn't really know much about em. I've wanted them since I had my first encounter with a dread head. he was so free spirited and I really liked his attitude on life. so I waited a couple years graduated high school and then I felt as tho I needed to get the lock for myself. I live in a very small town and the looks I get are almost always in discust but I love my hair. I think i did it to be different in this small town. I also attend music festivals and that was a big inspiration. I'm keepin these for years!
☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
10 years ago
29,354 posts
90% of dreads that start over that fast are due to wax (the statistic is made up, but close to accurate)..just an educated guess by what i witnessed Adam Ligster said:
you guessed it. they were terrible. these are much better

soaringeagle said:
let me guess, 1st set, lasted just 6 months due to wax?

happens to alotta ppl, dont feel bad

Adam Ligster said:
I'm on round two of dreads. the first set lasted me 6 mo. and didn't really know much about em. I've wanted them since I had my first encounter with a dread head. he was so free spirited and I really liked his attitude on life. so I waited a couple years graduated high school and then I felt as tho I needed to get the lock for myself. I live in a very small town and the looks I get are almost always in discust but I love my hair. I think i did it to be different in this small town. I also attend music festivals and that was a big inspiration. I'm keepin these for years!



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27 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 10 feet long

also on the board of, and a student glider pilot with freedoms wings international - soaring for people with disabilities
Kath
@kath
10 years ago
73 posts
This is only my first set of dreadlocks. I felt that this year was the perfect time in my life to try to find a balance and try to find out who I really am. I was living in a major city, in a nice house, drove a nice car, worked for local governement, but I felt as though part of me was missing. I longed to move to the country, live in a run down farmhouse and just live a more relaxed, less-stressful lifestyle. So, after having daughter number 3 in November last year, I decided to leave work, and stay at home with my children as I dont want to miss out on their childhood any longer. So, my dreads were my New Years Resolution and it might sound strange, but I have become more couragious, my self esteem has sky-rocketed and I feel more at peace with myself. Also, 3 months ago, we packed the 3 kids in the back seat of the ute, threw the dogs in the back canopy, nursed the cat on my lap and hooked up the trailer and moved 27 hours away to a small country town. I now live in the country, in a run down farmhouse and plan to make a vegie garden out the back. We no longer have the stress of keeping up with the Jones' and I believe I owe it all to my dreads. sounds kooky i know
☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
10 years ago
29,354 posts
nooo it sounds perfe4ctim moving in with my best friend who w3ill join today too and we are getting a bus to travel in and tipis to live in at least part time Kath said:
This is only my first set of dreadlocks. I felt that this year was the perfect time in my life to try to find a balance and try to find out who I really am. I was living in a major city, in a nice house, drove a nice car, worked for local governement, but I felt as though part of me was missing. I longed to move to the country, live in a run down farmhouse and just live a more relaxed, less-stressful lifestyle. So, after having daughter number 3 in November last year, I decided to leave work, and stay at home with my children as I dont want to miss out on their childhood any longer. So, my dreads were my New Years Resolution and it might sound strange, but I have become more couragious, my self esteem has sky-rocketed and I feel more at peace with myself. Also, 3 months ago, we packed the 3 kids in the back seat of the ute, threw the dogs in the back canopy, nursed the cat on my lap and hooked up the trailer and moved 27 hours away to a small country town. I now live in the country, in a run down farmhouse and plan to make a vegie garden out the back. We no longer have the stress of keeping up with the Jones' and I believe I owe it all to my dreads. sounds kooky i know



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27 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 10 feet long

also on the board of, and a student glider pilot with freedoms wings international - soaring for people with disabilities
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