18 months have past so far on my journey and I would like to share the common denominator of all comments: Most people do not understand that dreadlocks form on their own. Not only that but mostpeopleI explained it too could not or would not accept that fact...It seem to "clash" with theirunderstandingof hair care. " No you can't wash them that's why they look like that" "You are going to have all kinds of crap stuck in your hair" "Your hair will always be dirty" "That wont form into dread locks it will just be a big mess" "White people's hair does not dread naturally" "I have a black friend that has 100% natural dreads they grew that way not like yours" and so on...I explained and explained it too them and they just did not want to accept it. This got me asking why? Why is it so difficult for so many to accept? Is it just because of ignoranceof dreadlocks? Or is it something more? If it is just ignorance why did most after explaining still did not understand (or would not accept)?
Myhypotheses is thebasisof this attitude is rooted in the difficulty a lot have with questioning their reality...I know this seems like a long shot and a overkill but Iexperiencethe same kind of attitude when I try explaining other kinds of "non-conventional" ideas. It is something more then just ignorance. Teaching others is not enough to stomp ignorance on dreads IMO. This is something I think most of you are going to face and need to accept if you choose the natural route or you might find it frustrating.
I hope that this did not soundcondescending.
updated by @jdwood: 02/14/15 03:26:32AM