Ancient cultural history of dreadlocks and their significance
History and Religious Significance
Aww, thanks everyone! I'm glad everyone's enjoying reading this! :D
Hmm. I'm kind of jumping in here without fully understanding what's going on, but I'll give it a whirl. The term "natural" apparently only applies to some dreads, based on criteria with blurry edges, for example washing and seperating is natural, but palm rolling or tucking away loose hairs or loopsis not. Seperating sections is natural, but encouraging them to knot (back combing, tnr) is not. Maybe it's the implication of being unnatural that is the clincher here. I'm very involved in the development of my dreads, I roll them, I pet them, I tuck away stray bits. They haven't had a whole lot of opportunity to "do their own thing" but I've never considered them unnatural... I dont think the dogs analogy is quite appropriate here, it's more like hey, an infant will walk on her own eventually. Just about all kids do. They will one day figure it out and get one foot under the other. Is it unnatural to hold their hands and help them to walk? If all hair dreads on it's own regardless, I don't understand why there's a distinction in the first place? (This is stated besides the obviously detrimental methods like felting and waxingor whatever)
Much love all! xoxox!
My hair has never really had a part, it always grew like straight back from my forehead, and I'd always push it straight back rather than tuck it behind my ear or anything, so when I dreaded I never thought about a part... I also left a lot of my shorter layers at the front undreaded (my hair was in a long layered cut pre-dreads), so I still kinda just push it back over top of the dreads... I really like the look myself, it's neat how it all blends together, except it's hard to tell I even have dreads from the front! I just look like a fluffy blonde lion
lol ferrets smell like ferrets, kinda like dogs smell like dogs haha they kinda smell musky and sweet, if you keep their cage and bedding clean the smells not a problem
ahh i my cat's a watches me meditate too i used to want a ferret a long time ago.. but i hear they are stinkers. as im reading these my little baby Sadi ( my kitty) just jumped up to be with me. i love hearing all your stories.