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Adam Jaymes Robinson
@adam-jaymes-robinson
08/18/11 12:40:42AM
19 posts

Restart fresh, or hold tight with a year?


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no comb, no razor brother! pertaining to the question of cutting them.. that is completely up to you but give it at least a month before you do.. my philosophy, though, isif your going to use a comb or a razor you might as well start completely fresh and hold a funeral for the dreads.. bury them or burn them.. ive had 3 sets of dreads myself and both times that i cut them i have had something very bad happen to me.. i identify myself with the rasta way of life and in no way am i going to try to impose my doctrine on u.. but to me (and this is only my opinion) backcombing/crocheting/wax/dread perm/locticianis blasphemy.. all heads are capable of dread but i think our generationhas becomeused to the quick fix, instant gratification that is detrimental to a certain virtue that is the very essence in the journey to locks.. ive been growing the locks on my head now for about 3 years now and i did not have to do absolutely anything to start them or catalyze them.. i wash my hair 1 or 2 times every two weeks and now, finally after a year of freeing my head, my locks are looking like locks.. i have done seperating because i have had some gnarly knots growing in my bush.. i have honestly enjoyed every single stage of me locks but like u i have also considered cutting them for a variety of reasons many of times.. usually when their experiencing a bad day.. in the end its just hair brother.. it grows back and scientically are only dead cells.. just be free brother always.. dont do anything you dont want or have to do.. we only have one that we know of.. take a chance

Adam Jaymes Robinson
@adam-jaymes-robinson
08/10/11 01:41:29AM
19 posts

no-dread


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hahaha chill!.. yeah i hope i did not come off as an asshat.. but that did make me laugh out loud.. thin, coarse, nappy, or wavy, i dont think it really matters.. it all dreads here.. i think the most important thing to consider is patience.. if you dont have it you might as well start backcombing and breaking out the wax.. not to sound rude of course but no one develops dreads over night and if that particular virtue isnt in your inventory you might as well save yourself time and hair by not dreading at all..

Adam Jaymes Robinson
@adam-jaymes-robinson
08/10/11 12:53:54AM
19 posts

no-dread


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lol! thin hair dreads better than coarse.. hmm.. i dont know about all of that but.. i would use bronners and just be patient brother.. it will dread, just not before bed.. if you would like the insta-dread so many people fancy these days i would try to backcomb or crochet.. not a look i myself find attractive but some people dig it.. i doubt you will see anything that looks like "progress" for at least 9 months to a year.. just keep burning and let them be.. focusing and obsessing on how fast they are locking can drive someone crazy.. ONeLOVe!

Adam Jaymes Robinson
@adam-jaymes-robinson
08/04/11 10:03:36PM
19 posts

dreadlockssites 2nd aniversary


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You effing rock soaring eagle.. you have given the web an invaluable resource.. and you do it for free brother.. congrats on two years and i hope the next two are exponentially better! ONeLOVe

Adam Jaymes Robinson
@adam-jaymes-robinson
07/25/11 06:06:37PM
19 posts

Just started my natural/freeform dreads about a month ago, need some pointers


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Brother.. Im going to prefacit what im about to write with a statement that I am NOT trying to be rude or disrespectful.. But dreads take ALOT of time.. especially with caucasian hair.. you probably wont even see any kind of results until about 8 or 9 months into the natural process.. if you are looking for fast results i would suggest backcombing, though im not a fan of it myself, alot of other folks have success in catalyzing the dreading process.. i personally think it defies the entire nature of the process and is silly.. but to each his/her own..

Adam Jaymes Robinson
@adam-jaymes-robinson
07/24/11 09:45:55PM
19 posts

dreads that hate dreads?


Life Issues Facing Dreads

Hahaha.. oh yes.. the "designer dreads..." I think its hilarious, really, when people tell me that my dreads should be perfectly uniform. Most of the people that tell me this are people who do not have dreads or my black brothas and sistas who give me the example of lil layme (lil wayne), but every once in awhile ill get the inevitable "dreadhead" that asks me how I "did" my locs. I tell them that I just let my hair grow, wash, and sometimes seperate and almost everytime,that would que the stare of shock. I laugh inside my head because i already know what their thinking generally; that I should have big, nasty tubes of wax on top of my head instead of, healthy, organic, freeformed, marleyesque locs. It saddens me deeply to know that locs have become almost a sort of a novelty. Its now part of a bland uniform and stands most notably for smoking ganja. No longer does locing stand for freedom, or rebellion, or even individuality. Jah wept.

Adam Jaymes Robinson
@adam-jaymes-robinson
07/13/11 02:16:48AM
19 posts

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Haha.. "dreads are for black people.." Dreads are millenia old brother.. Im an African American and i think that is the most ignorant thing i have ever heard.. Well maybe not the MOST, but pretty close.. Follow whatever path you find attractive man and go with self-love, determination, and knowledge of self.. Trust me, i'm from a backwoods town in Nebraska and i feel like i have an obligation to dispel dread myths everyday, which, has tempted me to wear a tam whenever i leave the house to discourage any scrutiny by the "bald-heads" haha but i dont want to so i dont and i put up with everyday ignorance.. But thats ok because im doing what I think is good for me and its funny to see the same people criticize me for dreads jump in theyre cars and blare lil wayne or wear Robert Nesta Marley t-shirts.. I have to remind myself that not everyone understands the things i do. Peace brother and ONeLOVe!
Adam Jaymes Robinson
@adam-jaymes-robinson
06/09/11 05:51:08PM
19 posts

Hello there fellow dreadren..


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hahaha couldnt agree more S.E.
Adam Jaymes Robinson
@adam-jaymes-robinson
06/09/11 04:42:15PM
19 posts

Hello there fellow dreadren..


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Hello, Hello.. Im pretty new to the site but i have got to say that it is very impressive. I wish i would have found this site 4 years ago when i started my first set of locks because theres so much misinformation out there about how one should start and maintain theyre locks. The first set of locks i started someone honestly told me to use eggs and grease and not wash it for 3 months. Im sure you can speculate pretty accurately how this turned out. Im half African-American half Caucasion so good advice is a little hard to find about locking up naturally. Unfortunately even some people who say they are experts with African-American textured hair often give awful advice on the subject of natural dreads. So i would just like to thank the people who put in time and energy to devote a website to breaking fallacies about this (sometimes tiring) endeavor. You guys are to be commended. Also, thank you to all the people who keep this site alive by offering your advice and experience. I truely think that is what life is all about, people helping people for the advancement of all. Selah! and peace outty ladies and gentlemen.
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