My dreadlocks 25 years growing natural dreads
By: ☮ soaring eagle ॐ
Posted in: Dreadlocks
In about a week my dreadlocks will be 25 years old, they started growing naturally at the Vermont rainbow gathering.
What my dreads have taught me.
Growing dreads naturally has taught me a lot of patience. It has taught me to just let things happen instead of trying to force them. It is taught me that those who will hate you just the way you look don't matter. His taught me that people's worth is deeper than just appearance as taught me that many people are very superficial and vain.
The history of my dreadlocks.
My dreadlocks began at the rainbow gathering in Vermont when I traded for some beads and stuck them in my hair, I also added a few hair wraps. This began the dread within a week, maybe week and a half.
The rest of my hair was shorter so took a little longer to dread. It may have been a couple months before the rest of started to dread.
I've never done anything to my hair except for wash it and separate the dreads that were forming too thick or combining. After 18 years, however, I stop separating completely for 4 or 5 years. Only in the last year or 2 and I began to separate occasionally only those that are already pretty thick. Because of this many dreads have formed Congo's, with as many as 6 dreads combining into one thick one. I did not however let them get very thick.
I have never palm rolled, crocheted, used wax or any dreadlocks products other than shampoo, never back combed did any root maintenance or anything else.
Since about 18 years and they started to drag on the ground. My dreadlocks are now about 8 feet long.
My dreadlocks are unique and unlike anybody else's. Growing dreadlocks naturally means they form organically. This makes every dread unique from every other dread. This makes no to dreads alike.
My dreadlocks began at the Vermont rainbow gathering which is a spiritual gathering deep in the wilderness. During that week had spent much time in a silent meditation tepee surrounded by 300 oh to 1000 pound crystals. Growing dreadlocks in this type of environment is a very spiritual experience.
I'm including a couple of older pictures, and will update with new pictures, probably around the Fourth of July weekend which is approximately when my dreads began to form 25 years ago.
This is my dreadlocks at the Wyoming gathering when they were 18 years old.
This is my dreads about last year at 24 years old.
Ok here are my dreadlocks now at 25 years, the longest is i guess about 10 feet
i see mine in my pics its an a4. 4 wheel suspension (sorta) mountai bike wheels zand 2 camber settings indoor 0 %Z to fit through doors ad offroad 15% to handle radicle side slants (and high speed turns without flipping)
I just couldn't imagine getting locks wrapped around a wheel.. and the pain, OUCH! I'm glad your new chair is more "Lock-friendly".. especially when your flying down hills at smoking speeds, LOLs! My family calls me Hot Wheels.. my chair ( aka 4-wheeler, aka Big Wheel) is a narrow-standard with extra grippies - it almost looks like something out of Mad Max.
Maybe you could use a large satchel or messenger bag > bundle your locks into the bag on your lap to keep them safe..? Or, use a bucket.. LOL!!!
old chair pretty much daily
this chair no but they get run over all the time they are 10 feet long now
i usually hang em draped over my lap but they go under my chair and drag behind me and get stepped on
so i might pile em in my lap when rushing around or tie em up
especialy if i'm flying down hills at smoking fingers speed
when i had my old chair they would wrap round the axle and pull my head slowly ovr so id have to stop go bacwards till it released
new chair there were a couple times it wrapped in the front axle thats alot harder to deal with since the wheel spins you have to spin the wheel backwards while keeping it off the ground
- SE, its been so long.. I think the last time I talked to you was on the old site!
I have a question for you: I'm disabled as well, and occasionally leave the house with my wheelchair ... my locks are really starting to get longer and I'm deathly afraid that they will accidently get wrapped in my wheels. Has this ever happened to you?