Dreadlocks Why not?

2 years, 11 months ago

So over the past few weeks I have been exploring many diffent options with my hair to satisfy my latest surge to change my appearance because I’ve looked the same far to long. So I got to searching on my two internet staples; Youtube and Google. On my search I found some pictures of men and women with dreadlocks and on a whim I decided to start searching that. What I found was men and women with all sorts of backgrounds and lifestyles. Then I was thinking why wouldn’t I do this to my hair? Yeah there stereotypes that coinside with having dreadlocks. For example if you have dreadlocks you smoke a ton of pot, your some hippie love child, or you just don’t take care of your hair. But with most stereotypes these are not entirely true. For one your hair doesn’t dictate on how you live your life. Just because you might want dread does not mean that your going to go all organic it’s just hair and contrary to most beliefs you don’t have to shave you head once you have dreads and want to get rid of them. Yes you are basically knotting your hair up on purpose but to get mature dreads it takes time and you have to take care of them (unless you have freeform dreads but different story). In the end if you want to have dreads then go for it! It’s just hair and you can use it to express yourself in anyway you so choose.

May 8, 2012 at 12:55 pm

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Profile photo of ZionBorn ZionBorn (@irievibes) 2 years, 11 months ago ago

I’m currently waiting for my hair to get a little longer so I can knot it up into some dreads. I don’t care about the stereo types at all. In fact, that’s kind of why I want them. If people don’t like me just because of my hair, they aren’t my type of person anyway. They act to filter out the close-minded pricks.

Oh yeah, I eat a lot of organic food, lift a lot of weights, smoke cannabis and play reggae music, but I won’t hate others because they aren’t like me.

:)

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Profile photo of EliseTheAstronaut EliseTheAstronaut (@elisetheastronaut) 2 years, 11 months ago ago

@cosmichoneycomb,

I’ve had dreads for about a year and a half now.
Yes, if you want perfect dreads that are uniform and the same thickness and not a bit fuzzy, you do have to do a lot of maintenance. I dont’ do a lot of maintenance… I just comb one out a bit and re-do it if it gets really matted. Otherwise I’ve only waxed them 1.5 times, ever, and I use elastics on the ones that I don’t want to fray at the ends. (Kindof a mixture between freeform and perfecto dreads, which I think look silly btw.
Anyway, moral of the story: Do what the fuck you want, and if people tell you you shouldn’t, do what the fuck you want.

@irievibes, Awesome, and yes. I find my dreads are like a magnet for open-minded people. It’s like a cheat in a good video game.

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Profile photo of 1.61803399 1.61803399 (@drunkmonkmeth) 2 years, 11 months ago ago

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Profile photo of Kurt Kurt (@justkurt) 2 years, 11 months ago ago

@drunkmonkmeth, The golden ratio, phi? Why though?

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Profile photo of Sasho Stoyanov Anonymous (@) 2 years, 11 months ago ago
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Profile photo of CosmicLemonade CosmicLemonade (@cosmiclemonade) 2 years, 11 months ago ago

Its just funny. No reason not to get dreads, unless your going to be pretentious.

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Profile photo of 1.61803399 1.61803399 (@drunkmonkmeth) 2 years, 11 months ago ago

@cosmiclemonade, lol’d very hard

@justkurt, Not sure what you’re asking me… but yes its the golden ratio

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White people with dreads is a no go. Only the guys in Carcass were able to pull that one off.

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Profile photo of ZionBorn ZionBorn (@irievibes) 2 years, 11 months ago ago

@generaltitsvonchodehoffen, Why do you say that? It’s just a hair style, nothing more. It is not wearable only by a certain race. I don’t understand your logic.

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@irievibes, Aesthetically it almost never works out. Kind of like really dark black guys who get black tattoos.

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Profile photo of ZionBorn ZionBorn (@irievibes) 2 years, 11 months ago ago

@generaltitsvonchodehoffen, According to who? I know multiple white people with awesome looking dreads. My friend who washes and maintains his daily look pretty damn sick. Dreads can look good on anyone.

It’s also a matter of personal opinion. I like the look of dreads on any skin color.

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@irievibes, “It’s also a matter of personal opinion.” No shit, and I was just giving mine.

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Profile photo of R.V. Star R.V. Star (@rickvonstar) 2 years, 11 months ago ago

heard about a guy who died when he cut his dreads because there was a black widow living in his hair and it bit him…

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Profile photo of Nick Nick (@nickc2007) 2 years, 11 months ago ago

Rule #1 of HE: Never take Tits’ opinion seriously.

I’m serious about getting dreads in the near future too, but did recently get a bit of a trim. Will be a while yet, but fuck it, I want em. My reasoning is that dreads seem to act as a sort of mirror. When you se someone with them, it’s such a hairstyle that you pretty much WILL make a snap judgement about them. What you think in that first moment has nothing to do with the other person, but something within you, and you’re opinion of people with that hair. Since the majority of folks with dreads that I’ve met I’ve thought were awesome, or embody a certain persona that I really get on with, I think I should get them too.

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Profile photo of Sisyphus Sisyphus (@sisyphus) 2 years, 11 months ago ago

I gotta agree with tits. I’ve never seen it work out. Personal opinion though, do whatever the fuck you want

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Profile photo of Sasho Stoyanov Anonymous (@) 2 years, 11 months ago ago

I’d try that some day, but I’ll be also putting gold teeth, some beads on my beard, wear a tricorn hat, and demand from everyone to call me Captain.

On deck, you scabrous dogs!

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Profile photo of Dominika Dominika (@dominika) 2 years, 11 months ago ago

I think youre preaching to the chior. Most of us would not consciously stereotype someone with dreads, but a lot of people out there would, especially in the professional world. I wish the world werent this way but it is, and for the sake of getting a professional job, i got rid of my dreads after high school.

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Profile photo of Dimitris Dimitris (@cubilone) 2 years, 11 months ago ago

Well it has happened to me to positively stereotype people with dreads.

What I mean is that I thought that they would be cool, relaxed people that look behind appearances. Apparently I was wrong and dreads can be like any other trend.

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Profile photo of Kurt Kurt (@justkurt) 2 years, 11 months ago ago

@drunkmonkmeth, As in why do you call yourself that?

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Profile photo of Ellie Ellie M (@tangledupinplaid21) 2 years, 11 months ago ago

Seriously though, I wanted dreads. Dreaded half my hair, they started solidifying after a month or so and I started having second thoughts about whether I really wanted to give up the versatility of my straight hair. I like having it curly sometimes and what not. I ended up combing them out. Kinda miss them sometimes but all in all, I’m way too impulsive for that kind of commitment.

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Profile photo of Kayla Kayla (@tangerinesky624) 2 years, 11 months ago ago

@tangledupinplaid21, did the same exact thing with my hair.

I still want them all the time, but I change my mind & my view on things way to often to make that commitment.

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Profile photo of RobertC RobertC (@racastillo) 2 years, 11 months ago ago

I’ve been wanting them for a long time. I was growing my hair out for a while trying to grow them, but then I decided against it. I still very much want them though.

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Profile photo of Ellie Ellie M (@tangledupinplaid21) 2 years, 11 months ago ago

@racastillo, if I were a guy I’d DEFINITELY get them… cause if you suddenly decide you hate them it’s much easier to reverse than if you have hair down to your lower back like me.

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Profile photo of daveb daveb (@daveb) 2 years, 11 months ago ago

@tangledupinplaid21, AMEN! where was that pic during the “chicks should shave their body hair thread”? I’ve always been a sucker for the backless smock and armpit-hair look. I dig my wife when she’s got some dirt and sweatstink on her from working outside too, she likes me the same way. we’re two little piggies, I guess. the only grooming issue that turns me off is bad teeth.

OK back to your regularly scheduled topic.

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