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Glue and disregard for experience *roll eyes*

highlordmugfug
@highlordmugfug
6 years ago
20 posts

Today at work, some new(ish) girl was sitting beside me. After about a half an hour, this is loosely what the conversation was:

Her: Do you not comb your hair?

Me: No I do not.

Her: Are you trying to have dreadlocks

Me: Yes, I am

Her: *smugly* Are they falling out?

At that point I try to explain that they're not falling out, they just haven't finished forming themselves yet, that I've had them before, and the whole thing about having hard water and losing patience so I T&R'd them to get them started when she interrupts with:

Her: Dreadlocks are bad for your hair.

Me: ... If you use harsh methods or fill your hair with chemicals they could be, but as a rule no they

Her: *interrupting* No, they're bad for your hair, it makes your hair break

Me: No, it doesn't

Her: Yes they do too, they make your hair break, and if you don't comb it they don't get all the nutrients it needs and they break

Me: ... No, no they don't. I know people (Brian Fair, SoaringEagle <3, and some guy who's name I don't remember) who've had dreadlocks for over 20 years and they've had no issues

Her: *smugly, and pointing at herself* Cosmetology school

Are you fucking kidding me? Your few months in some community beauty college trump 60 combined years of experience? I didn't say this hahaha, I just quit talking to her. She did say after that "You know that for dreadlocks you have to put glue in your hair" I told her that no, you most certainly did not and that the only reason to do that would be if you wanted your hair to be disgusting.

People.

Are.

So.

Foolishly.

Disgustingly.

Ignorant.

:(

It was a learning experience that there's no reason to stress over others ignorance, just try and talk to them as long as you can, and if it gets stressful, walk away. I'm doing my best to be more positive (in general) and dreads are helping me do that (as I knew they would).

A little off topic, but much love for everyone on here.


updated by @highlordmugfug: 02/14/15 06:15:07AM
highlordmugfug
@highlordmugfug
6 years ago
20 posts
Oh, and does anyone know which nutrients are in combs? Maybe I should be eating them more, hahaha
☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
6 years ago
27,879 posts

whoa thats funny and just proves why you never ever want a salon to touch your dreads

the schools teach them some really crazy shit huh

glue?




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highlordmugfug
@highlordmugfug
6 years ago
20 posts

I was amazed at how 'matter-of-fact'ly she said "Cosmetology school". Like that completely overrode you guys' experiences, haha.

The glue comment caught me completely off guard man! That's the first person I've met who actually believed to an extreme the most terrifyingly wrong things about dreads (not wax, D: GLUE D: wow)

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
6 years ago
27,879 posts

if she said "cosmology school" to me i would have replied "ahh so that explains why you know nothing about dreads cause to get dreads you have to avoid people like you" then would put my fingers in a cross shape in front oh her face and backed off like i was warding off a vampire




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Glider pilot student at:
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Dahlia
@dahlia
6 years ago
30 posts
I feel sorry for some people. My mother went to cosmetology school and knows dreads are healthier for your hair than the using chemicals in them. Though she did make a comment about mine but she was high on meds so I let it slide. It must be so sad to be stuck in a mindframe unable to get past it.
Dave2
@dave2
6 years ago
71 posts

yes almost as if they have used wax on their brain and cant think freely, they need to free themselves from the restrictive "wax" of societys thinking and "dread up"

the locking up process is def a mind opening journey.
Dreaded Dahlia said:

It must be so sad to be stuck in a mindframe unable to get past it.
o~:*Brittany*:~o
@obrittanyo
6 years ago
2 posts
You should have told her to just F.O.C.U.S...Fuck. Off. Cuz. Your. Stupid.!!! Lol
NaturalWomyn
@naturalwomyn
6 years ago
849 posts
there's just a lot of misinformation being perpetuated out there. It can be very annoying at times but I always try to look at it as an opportunity to enlighten someone. Even if they don't seem receptive at the time, maybe something you're saying will stick."Discussion is an exchange of knowledge, an argument is an exchange of ignorance" Spread the knowledge, not the ignorance.
highlordmugfug
@highlordmugfug
6 years ago
20 posts

Exactly, I tried to talk about it, but I can't deal with being talked down to and interrupted multiple times, so I just stopped talking to her.
Namaste/Havok said:
I think you gotta look at it from her side tho. the dreads that someone in cosmetology would be probably what knotty boy would have right? so wax, crochet, backcomb and maintain. so from her methodology and what she has know they would be damaging. I would appreciate the experience to educate her and if she still chose to not allow you to voice your opinion then remove yourself from the situation. no need to meet rudeness with rudeness. IMO
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