Welcome dude :D
Thanks Heather and Tia!
Tia I used to be a huge Tresemme fan, but after a while I found it really hard to wash out of my hair, so I switched. I always made sure I bought extra moisturising shampoo and conditioners cause I dye my hair so I don't think it'll be suitable really, but thanks for the tips! I might check out my health store once I gather some cash, but for now I think the bs will do
That's really beautiful Baba. I don't know much about Rasta, but I can see why it stuck with you, it's struck me too.
And that video is awesome! What a funny guy. Thanks for sharing it!
Baba Fats said:
I think I wrote it in my post, but even though I don't believe in the ethereal soul, anymore, it was one of the things that drew me to locks. When I was studying Rasta, I don't believe anymore, I heard someone say that they longer and thicker your locks were, the easier it would be for Jah to pick up your soul when you died. That stuck with me even when I stopped believing in any single judeo/christian god.
But I had to share this. Just because you mentioned "4am".
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Hi! This is a great idea for a threat and I loved reading your reason, and everyone elses!
So here's mine. I've wanted dreads since I was 10 which was 15 years ago (eep!). I liked the look of them, I liked people that had them and I liked the decorations. I've always been a bit of a hippie, I never feel happier than when I'm by the ocean. I love nature and rain, I believe in spirits and energies and the soul. Over the years I've suppressed this part of me, because of the way I was treated for showing it. I would get laughed at, put down, mocked, I even got dumped because my boyfriend thought I was the most stupid person in the world for believing we have a soul. And so I gave in to the pressures of this society and plodded along like everyone else.
Of course, burying your true self can never go well, and so for the past few years I've been depressed, losing "friends" left, right and centre, and withdrawing completely from society as much as I can. It was at the point where I slept around an hour or so per night, spending the rest of my time awake on the computer, painting or writing or playing xbox and I was the most unhappy person for what I essentially thought was no reason.
A couple of times a year for as long as I can remember, I'd get on the internet and look up pictures of dreadlocks and dream. I think they're so beautiful and can speak a lot about the person that has them. But then I'd close the laptop and go back to bed and that would be the end of it. I was worried about what my friends would think if I got dreads, how my old school nanna probably wouldn't dig them, how I would be further shunned from a community that has already shunned me for being fat, for missing some fingers on my left hand, for being a hippie, for wearing glasses, for having tattoos.
A week or two ago, at about 4 in the morning, I stumbled across this site during my bi-annual dreadlock rummage and I made the decision. I'm not going to care about anyone elses opinions, I was going to dread my hair! I'm no longer going to be what people expect me to be, I'm going to do what makes me happy. I'm viewing dreading as much more than changing my hair, I'm using it as a turning point for the rest of my life. Even though I only have one dread in right now, just making the decision has changed my mood completely. I'm more happy, I've been sleeping, I've been talking with like-minded people who are friendly and not superficial and horrible like the people I've been surrounding myself with all my life. My parents are in full support of me and I'm amazingly thankful for having them. They are the two most incredible people. My dreads will be an extension of my soul, and will show all those morons that have made my life a misery that I am confident, happy, unique and not afraid in the least to show it :D
Peace and light to all of you x
And sorry for the super long post! :P
Thanks you guys.
I knew about the shipping, but I really can't afford to buy in bulk right now. I will barely have enough money for the baking soda! XD
Seriously though, thanks for your help and I'll get started on the BS wash soon. Might save up for some of the bars if you guys think they're better than the liquid. Just thought I'd ask, seeing as it said it was especially for babies
So I was looking at the dreadlock soap and the Lockin Up liquid shampoo that they say is great for baby dreads, which I will soon have. Only problem is, with postage to Australia it will cost me over $30 for one bottle which is far too much for this hippie :P
Just wanted to know if it's worth it, or if the BS wash will be fine for my babies when they're born.
Also, I've stopped using conditioner, should I wait til my dreads are in to start with the BS wash, or the sooner the better?
Thanks for your help!
Peace to you.