Dreadlocks Why not?
@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.
I have really thought about it, but currently I am growing my hair out to donate for making a wig. =3
I mean, I just hear they can get really nasty depending on the way your hair and scalp are (my scalp produces a fair amount of oil so that would really stop my dreads from forming correctly anyway). I also understand that when you stop wanting them, the hair is unsalvageable and you just have to go straight to shaved, which might suck for some.
I have seen it on people and I think my head would go crazy itching and stuff, but I think it is a cool thing to do.
@aliwine, I just cut mine for a job, which requires a more clean, male cut. I had it approaching my shoulders. I don’t get attached to my hair length, but I really don’t want to have to pay for something as stupid has hair cuts every other week. I wanted to grow it out and donate as well, but now I’ll have to wait another year.
@lytning91, I used to be very attached to my hair. I coloured it and styled it all the time and all my friends would comment on how nice it was. Then during my pregnancy with my son a lot of it fell out and my hair was very very thin. Then some people close to me got cancer and I realized how traumatizing it would be to go through that as well as lose hair. So I have decided to sacrifice my “prize” to others so they can feel beautiful like I do when my hair is all done up and such. It’s honestly been hard as a female (not even an overly feminine one at that) to not dye or over treat my hair. I usually just wear it in a pony tail or bun now adays since to wear it down I have to straighten it. I have the curse of cow licks, random curls and random straight spots.
@aliwine, I have a two, distinct double crowns (one set at the back of my head and one set at the base of where my neck hair ends) and a cowlick. When it’s long, and nice and freshly washed, it is naturally straight and sorta flicks itself up a little like I took a curling iron to it for a few seconds at each end. Like I said, I wear it long because I don’t wanna cut it because I hate styling my hair, but it can definitely look nice on its own, so I have no reason to complain there either.
What’s weird with me (and please don’t take offense, though most people do until I explain) is that I HATE seeing people do things to their hair. If I knew you with brown, medium length hair and you cut it and die it, I will have a hard time looking at you fora few days and feel really awkward around you. It has fully debilitated me a time or two to run into a close, female friend the day they decided to do something radical, and I flip my stuff.
That being said, I find dying one’s hair just unnatural in itself, so I have a hard time with it. I will never dye my hair and I am confused by people who do it to actually pretend like they have a certain color. Playful amounts, like doing highlights or something, I can tolerate. Even the ridiculous pink streaks and stuff are kinda cool. It’s just when people make it too far, I get wigged out.
I have never had an experience to make me feel obligated to donate it. I just know that people are overtly judgmental and it’s not fair to those who have things happen that stop hair growth to be judged.
I think after growing it out I may try some “natural” hair dyes. But I am deff not using anything toxic anymore.
@aliwine, well I think you’ll look great no matter what. Whatever makes YOU feel good is what you deserve. I’m just a weird guy that can’t get over hair talking ;)
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