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She Left Me…Again!

I was skeptical about the whole idea of her and I pairing up as a dreadlock ensemble. I had seen this movie before. It starts off good, high energy and a lot of storyline confessions about how she is sold, hooked and committed to the journey. She is a wonderful actress. She joined forums and posted comments for people to respond to. They did. I was not surprised because she has charisma. She made and kept 2 appointments with a loctician and even did her own hair when her loctician had to reschedule her. But like I stated earlier, “I have seen this movie before.” She started finding fault in the smallest of hair issues, like the lack of freshness of her locks, while saying out of the other side of her mouth that she liked the not-so-fresh look. I entertained her ambiguous nature. Only for her to find an issue with the length of them. What! Lol, you just started growing them and then she said something that shined a whole new light on the issue. She said,” If I am not locked in 3 months then I am washing these twist out!” I was thinking this was the average time for most people to start seeing buds in their hair ( a sure signed that your hair is locking up).

Here’s my issue with her leaving me on this journey. I secretly wanted her to be my lock buddy. You know someone to share your experiences with. Not to mention, it was her idea about 2 1/2 years ago to lock our hair together. So when she left me the first time I was shocked but found solace in the fact that I wanted this with or without her but then she came back stronger than ever! I accepted her with open arms, eventually. Then she left me again! And the Oscar goes to…

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Posted by on February 19, 2014 in dreadlocks

 

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My Dreadsock

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I wear a dreadsock when I am home. I bought it from an online community on Facebook called Dreadsock. That’s my shorty! It comes in different sizes: small, medium and large. The one I wear is equivalent to a small. It is very comfortable and stays on my head while I sleep. It works for me. They come in a a variety of colors. I started with black and will not probably try a grey or something next, but no flamboyant colors.

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Posted by on February 3, 2014 in dreadlocks

 

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Freshness Check: 01/31/14

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Posted by on February 2, 2014 in dreadlocks

 

Opinions Are Like A-Holes

So I asked for his license after I saw he purchased a 24 pack of Bud Light. I found myself staring at the license longer than normal. It was because his picture was of him but with flowing locs. I immediately felt connected to him (the man in the picture) until I looked away and at the man at the counter. The man at the counter had a low haircut and glasses. If I put the man in the picture with dreads next to him, I would have had the exact same person. So I asked, “Why did you cut you locks off.” He said it was because he had them for 18 years and it was time.” Then he elaborated on why it was time. Keep in mind, I am locked and I look more like the man in the picture than the man at the counter. He said,”It was time to let them go and grow up.” Now I am having an issue, with that last statement. Internally I am boiling with anger. Then he said,” People gave him a hard time and looked down on him.” I exploded,” But, you’re still Black!” The message I was sending with my tone was People are not going to look at you any different because you do or don’t have dreads. They will use your dreads as an excuse to take issue with you, when in reality your hairstyle and its purpose has done nothing to offend them. I said that in my tone but not verbally. He walked away and I felt sad that he had allowed an opinion or two to control his outcome. We should be judged on the content of our character and NOT by the color of our skin or what we look like on the outside.

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Posted by on February 1, 2014 in dreadlocks

 

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