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guzzi84
@guzzi84
last year
11 posts

It has been 4 weeks since I started letting my hair do its own thing. It has started to develop baby dreads and I have about 30 so far. My hair is so thick and curly it takes some time each day to find and separate the sections. If I didn't do, this it would be just a massive clump. My routine is to wash every 2 - 3 days, and every day it gets wet and drip dried when I shower. Since I started growing my hair my scalp has been healthier than when I had a buzz cut - very little flaking or itchiness. Occasionally I have to put it in a ponytail or wear a band when I go out just to keep the stiffs happy and keep it out of my eyes. 

A few weeks ago I started to question my motives and dedication to growing locks after reading the history and current politics, but then figured that if they grow naturally then the only people that could be affronted must be very narrow minded. This has now made me more determined to complete this journey and to experience all that it has to offer

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☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
last year
28,091 posts

great progress but which version of the history did you read the very biased and incorrect 1 with strong racial undertones?




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guzzi84
@guzzi84
last year
11 posts

Yes, probably that and me being over culturally sensitive

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
last year
28,091 posts

do you hold the beliefe that all things are related as the mitake ohyasin belief of the Lakota/ does that mean your culturally appropriating Lakota culture by feeling a relationship between all things in the universe

there are certain things ..that have run through as all sorts of cultures and been part of the development of culture since prehistory

and although the oldest fossil of man (i believe way pre homo-sapiens) were found in Africa mankind has always had dreads till they figured out ways to prevent it

i believe the earliest combs were in use in egypt

now all human beings have dreaded as long as they had hair

native American tribes had dreads before any contact with African culture as an example




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guzzi84
@guzzi84
last year
11 posts

Thanks SE, I appreciate your words and advice. After a lot of thought I don't feel that I am appropriating the way I wear my hair from any particular culture. My hair is following its natural coarse and has in effect become a non style. I look at my workmates and each one of them has appropriated a style from somewhere; the balding man who shaves his head completely, the young punk who gels his hair into spikes, sideburns, goatees, Bieber style, pony tails, buzz cut - they have all copied someone in an effort to make themselves fit an image or look more attractive. I dont think dreads will make me any more attractive ( probably the opposite ) but as a fashion or style it is totally unique to me. The more wild my hair becomes, the less I care what people say or think.

Imagine that, after 56 years my hair may be the thing that sets me free.

 I am going to have fun with this  Wink


updated by @guzzi84: 09/24/16 06:29:08AM
☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
last year
28,091 posts

well said




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guzzi84
@guzzi84
last year
11 posts

Three months into this journey. My hair is dreading nicely. i went through a stage where I had to separate them every night but it is now only occasionally so I guess that means that the individual locks have found their place . The reaction from workmates has been mainly positive and no one has been overly surprised as I have been known to do some unconventional things at times. The only downside is that it creates pressure points when I wear my motorcycle helmet for any length of time and I do like my long rides so I will have to do something about that . Crappy pics but you can see the progress. Cheers

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☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
last year
28,091 posts

they are looking awesome!




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guzzi84
@guzzi84
5 months ago
11 posts

11 month update. I am really pleased with my dread progress. I deal with hundreds of members of the public each day and always receive  favourable comments and plenty of smiles. Even my 80 year old mother likes them. Thanks Soaring Eagle for your support and advice

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updated by @guzzi84: 07/05/17 08:51:39AM
fundoo
@fundoo
5 months ago
37 posts

ahh looks great!!

 
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