It's been a while.
Wanna first off say greetings to all you wonderful people of the dreadlocks community. So it's official, as I was writing in my last discussion earlier this year, I cut my dreads. Yes, I CUT MY DREADS! lol, life's been different ever since I did, people at school were like "wow, why?" "it was time for a change wasn't it" and so on, I've been getting that at work as well, as I work for a jamaican rasta at a reggae shop here in my hometown, San Diego. I've been having the "dread blues" for the past few weeks, I miss my hair, but in a true sense, they had to go. First off they were actually quite dirty,considering that I use like 2 or 3 different waxes to lock my hair the first 2 years of having them. The last two were all about trying to make them look neat and most of all, CLEAN them. All of that stuff was built up in my hair for four years and it never washed out no matter what I used. Certain shampoos and cleansers you would normally use to get the job done for keepin the locks clean wouldn't work for me, the conclusion was heavy, dirty hair. I'm very sure that Soaring Eagle cannot keep stressing to you about how you should NEVER use wax to lock your hair, and believe me, I am an example of why you shouldn't. I still have my dreads in a plastic bag, don't wanna let them go. Besides having a lighter feeling head, wearing fitted caps, being told I look young, and sporting the so called "clean" look, I lost something that meant more to me than all the above that I mentioned. I'm experienced alot while I had them, spiritually, sung for a reggae band, found a sense of self-worth, got closer to nature and god. Kinda like the old me passed away, and a new me has emerged, seriously. I have never been more clear-headed, school and education are the main priority in my life right, getting a degree, having an idea of the kind of career or careers I would like to pursue. I didn't have to cut my hair to achieve this feeling, I didn't do it in any way to bow down or compromise with this babylon system, I did it because something inside of me told me, along with what I learned while I had them, I also experienced alot of negative things and felt like that negativity was trapped in them. I still want dreads, they mean something to me that I'm very certain of now, something nobody can take from me. My friend buzzed my head clean, I know I could of saved more hair but decided to go this route and grow a completely new set of hair. It's very short, about the size of a number 2 on the hair clipperz. It was shorter but it's growing fast, my hair grows fast. I feel naked in a sense though,lol, not use to having no hair lol, and I keep looking forward to my hair growing to a minimum length for me to start the locking process again, the right way, wax free.
updated by @gene-thompson: 01/13/15 08:57:25PM