I was thinking about someone's post on here probably 3 years ago now about how there are very few actors or actresses with dreadlocks.
I don't know if anyone else watches The Dead Zone (I've convinced myself that 5 people total watch it) but one of the main characters, Bruce, had dreadlocks throughout the first two seasons. He cut them off during the episode "Zion".
As someone who has experienced cutting of dreads that they have had for years this episode was particularily interesting and true to life. The emotion of it was real (okay this probably had to do more with the fact that he was cutting his actual dreads off than anything else), it was clear it was a huge turning point in the character's life and that it was a big decision.
Amazing to see that moment included in the show when he could have just shown up in the next scene with his hair cut and say something like "Yeah, my head was hot." Why I post this though, is because I was watching the commentary on that episode during this part of the episode that it was a very huge thing for the actor who places Bruce, John L. Adams, to cut them as well, so it was important for him that that the moment be shown during the episode when the character would (obviously) be losing his dreads too.
hey all. i'm in london right now and im desperately in need of maintenance of my hair. I was going to go to a place camden, but it would be a lot of money, because i'm american and the exchange rate. does anyone do dread maintenance in london or know somewhere hidden that's really cheap and good?
While checking the memories the other day, I came across a post about using braids to dread up. The idea I got from the post was that you could braid your hair (to the root?) and then new growth will dread. How does this work? Do you have to work with the new growth between the scalp and braid - rub it, attempt to palm roll it? Or does the hair just dread in on its own?
It seems to me that having braids and tying them off at the end would restrict the movement of the new hair coming in, but I guess this isn't an issue? Would it be possible to start dreads with this method without braiding all the way up to the root, maybe a half braid and then let the rest of the hair between braid and scalp go? Or would this not work?
Sorry for all of the questions... I'm just very intrigued by this method.