Ear piercings + dreads problems.
It was bothersome when they were healing, but now I just grab the dread and rip it off of the piercing.
I don't typically see any black people with dreads claiming it's cultural appropriation. Then again, when they complain about 'whites' it isn't typically in a racist manner but more about industrialization and commercialization. Those that do truly associate it to cultural reasons are generally happy to see dreads on white people because it is symbolism for casting off a harmful social and economic system and a return to a more natural approach to life regardless of the individuals personal reasons for having dreads.I have had a few people question me in a way leading to the "white people shouldn't have dreads" thing. But they've always been pleased that I know the historical and cultural meaning and it's not just for looks.
As for that site specifically, well, they have an article about footwear with a pic of a nike. I may be going out on a limb here but I'll assume it's promoting consumerism. An idea typically frowned upon by all dreadheads.
In fairness to my loctician, I really don't know what kind of method that he uses to do my dreads. I've done some reading on interlocking and I don't believe that is the process that used on me. The rest of my dreads are fine, I would say that I have 4 dreads that have thinned out.
Could other factors, such as diet,stress, etc,.. cause this? I should also add that the only time my dreads are washed is when I see my loctician