Category Archives: Dreds

Long hair, I care!


The length of my hair is something I haven’t figured out how to manage. It fall all over my face in every which way. My issue is I don’t want to be continuously adjusting my hair. It feels feminine. I don’t want to shake my head to adjust my hair. It feels feminine. Lastly I don’t want to wear a headband. It misses my intent of looking professional, clean and neat. And yes, it feels feminine. So how am I going to manage this part of my growth, which I love? I am glad to have the length but not happy with how it plays out as I go through a day.


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Posted by on December 21, 2013 in dreadlocks, Dreads, Dreds, locs, natural hair


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63 Years of Advice

So a 63 year old man who doesn’t know me goes in on me. He says, “You gave good service, everything about was good except for your dreads.” He continues,” Do you know you will cut them in the future if you want a job.” (He missed the fact that he was at my job, he was hell bent seemingly to make his point.) Then says,” Haven’t you noticed that the guys who are in jail all have dreads.” I was floored at his short mindedness and confused as to why he felt so compelled to voice his opinions to me. I responded with a controlled fire. I told him that there are more guys in jail who never had dreads than do. I knew I could not prove it but just on the process of what it takes to grow your hair said that everyone isn’t running to the loc gods for a new do.
Here’s the bottom line to this encounter. We all have prejudices. I will not be exempt from the prejudices of the world if I cut my hair. Nor will I have less of a chance if I do not cut my hair. Mr. 63 meant well, but his argument was flawed. If I project a professional/ clean and polished exterior then what is left is whether or not I am qualified to handle the demands of the job. If I am bagged before I am interviewed then it is a loss. The loss can even be solely on me. However in the same thread, if I am hired it will not be because of my hair but because I was qualified. Mr. 63 forgot to mention he had a gold grill, though he was an educated man from UCLA. So I take his criticism or critique with a grain of salt.



Posted by on September 26, 2013 in dreadlocks, Dreads, Dreds, locs


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Freshness Check 08/11/13

Freshness Check 08/11/13


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Posted by on August 11, 2013 in dreadlocks, Dreads, Dreds, Locks, locs, natural hair


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Anticipating ‘The Dreadsock’

  • When times are hard I have worn a bonnet.
  • When I did not care I slept on a silk pillow case.
  • When I was feeling hard (emotionally) I wore a wave cap with a tail.
  • When I was feeling stylish I wore a snug wave cap (no tail)

But NOW that I have a dread sock on the way I feel like:

  • a true member of the loc’d community
  • I have arrived
  • I should have been wearing a sock long time ago
  • I can wear it to the grocery store (maybe not)
  • I can cut the yard in it??? nahh
  • I can be an inspiration for all the loc’d men and women with my sock! umm No.

I can just be proud that I finally got my sock…YES!





18 years…


I asked her how long has she been growing her hair. She said 18 years. Kudos…though I have no desire to grow that long. For me about mid ways down my back is good or just pass my shoulders. Other than that I love that she has been in the game that long.


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Posted by on June 2, 2013 in dreadlocks, Dreads, Dreds, Locks, locs, natural hair


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Dreadlocks vs. Trains That Go In One Direction

Friendly Memento: Sean’s Dreadlocks Saga

Hair is important. Ask any woman on any given day and she we co-sign my declaration. So I ran across an article that wasn’t meant to attract much attention. It was written as an educational piece about artifacts and the value therein. So as I read it I became enthralled in the dynamics of it. Here’s a summary in case you don’t read the link:

  • An Irishman has dreadlock
  • The father makes an unfair deal that requires him to cut his dreads
  • The young lady wants a keepsake, a lock of hair.
  • She never sees him again

Now my take on this matter is that no one should impose their belief on anybody. Especially if it requires them to alter themselves to please someone. else The pressure the father put on his son (Sean) was short-sighted and selfish. In the text the young man had the dreadlocks for 3 additional years before the confrontation. This would suggest that he (the son) was emotionally attached to his hairstyle.No one should make you feel wrong for who you are or who you decide to be. Their opinions can be valuable, but equally their opinions have their places. The young lady appreciated the comfort her friend gave her and the intangibles that came along with it. She may not have felt any pain from Sean’s locks being cut but she definitely felt the energy that he had. She associated that energy with his dreadlocks and when he left she correlated the artifact with his spirit. I wonder how deep did the father go in determining the weight of his demands? I will never know.



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