I hadn’t seen V this year. It has nothing to do with V. She great. It has more to do with economics. But I digress, I am going to see her for a style. But even more importantly I am going to see V to talk.
Sulfur 8 stinks but it works. That means I have a problem. After I wash and shampoo my scalp it is left dry and itchy. I need a product that delivers the same punch but without the odorous side effect. Any suggestions? I think I am going to call V, my loctician. Yeah, that’s what I will do. I will ask her what does she use to stop the itch.
Also thanks to my new followers in my journey.
,,,about the growth of my hair.
#10 I no longer feel a need to bond with others just because they’re dreaded.
#9 I stopped going to V. 😦 V is my loctician. I am going back occassional this year.
#8 I don’t believe in all the hype about what it takes to grow healthy dreads.
#7 I can do braided styles and pulled back styles better. Once upon a time my hair wasn’t long enough!
#6 Hair in my face irritates me.
#5 I once thought someone was creeping up on me, only for it to be my hair in my peripherals! (crazy)
#4 I lay on my hair when I sleep. That feels weird.
#3 I had the thought while weighing myself that my hair would add weight to the scale. (lol, but true)
#2 I always worry that my wife will not tell me if dread falls out from retightening.
#1 I am one good looking brother with dreads!
It was good seeing my loc buddy today! He told me about Veronica before I even met her. She was just a word in the wind. Now I am one of her customers. One thing he said about V that I haven’t seen yet was her wine and cheese Fridays! I need to move my appointments over a day so I can start reaping some the rewards for being locked by V! Lol!
So V told me that I should start coming every three weeks now. I said,” …but I like the breast milk!” We laughed. The truth of the matter is that I am moving into the next phase. My hair is locking really well. So there is no need for me to make those bi-weekly visits as I had grown accustom to. Admittedly I was considering going monthly because my hair had seemed to be holding so well. So when she nudged me to move closer to the edge of the nest I knew she was ‘symbolically’ saying you are growing nicely in this journey and that it is time to take some bigger steps. So whether I knew that I was moving closer to maturation or not is irrelevant.!I like the warmth and comfort of home and the breast milk ain’t bad either!
Today I got an expected piece of news! My loctician, V, told me that I was 98% locked. We hugged at that point. I almost felt like I was expected to give an acceptance speech. I mean I made it. I endured the itchiness, direct and indirect criticism, mood swings from liking my hair and the courage to start the journey in the first place. But no speech and no award, I am just left with a feeling of accomplishment and perseverance. perseverance is a big word for locking ones hair but it is the right word. If you knew me you’d know that I am fickle at times and don’t stick with the same thing (whatever it is) long. When things go long I like to change avenues, strategies or even careers so growing my hair in this unique way definitely left me with my doubts whether I wanted to continue. Granted those thoughts didn’t last long, nevertheless, they were there. So cheers to me! Toasting to the feeling of change and being unafraid to break away from my traditional (signature) bald look!
I was have major technical difficulties posting my latest post. So I will repost my thoughts about this dreadlock cycle.
Lets start with words that rhyme with itch: stitch, bitch, glitch, pitch, rich
I believe I need a stitch sewn in my head because I scratched it so. It was a bitch waiting for my next appointment. I wonder if V will take emergency calls at 2 am? I will check. lol…(my head itches more with my do rag on which is usually at night). Every morning that I take my do rag off my dreads get more wiry looking. I was starting to look crazy, (I have to post some mug shots when that happens again) I look like R2-D2 when his system has a glitch in it as he begins to run in circles.Simply put, I looked ridiculous! So just pitch me in a fire pit the next time my scalp yells for water. I would much rather burn. It’s that bad when you can’t scratch like you want to. If I had a choice between being rich or to scratch my head I would opt for poverty because life sucks when your hands are tied in cuff-less knots as relief is only an arm length away and you don’t scratch it like you want too!
Thanks V for the extra long rinse! You put the fire out!