This may seem sort of silly... oh well!
I've wanted my dreads back for quite a long time, and I decided this summer, it's it. I'm waiting for the back of my hair to grow out to proper dreading length. It's only at about two inches now, and I really want enough for them to stick. My biggest concern is entering the work world. I've had dreads in the past as I said, but it was in high school, and I had little responsibility. Now, I'm about to enter the professional world, and a big concern is having trouble finding a job because I'm dready.
Are there any professionals on the forum? Any suggestions? The reason I'm timing the locks for this summer is also because I'm going to be up in Canada and I feel like it would be a good freeing experiance... but i certianly don't want to lose the locks when I return.
Thanks for any advice and such.
I know there's a fair amount of Knotty Boy product-hate going on here, but I'm looking for comments from people who have used (and liked) their Dread tightening gel.
My hair is really, really straight and fine and has resisted any hairstyle I've ever tried to put it in- and apparently dreads are no exception.
I'm on my fourth day of palm rolling and back combing and I woke up from a nap to find the back three dreads looked practically like I had never done anything to them at all. Frustrating.
I would also like to hear advice from people as to alternatives that don't include back-combing for two hours a day.
So, this is my first post, but due to my chronically lost camera there will be no peek-tchers. So, I've recently decided that my dreads are far too uniform for the most part, so I am letting them grow together gradually as I wash them. A certain clump seems to be matting up rather well at the base but I am unsure of what to do with the free ends. Will they eventually mat together also? Should I r&t&r&t&r&t them?. Similar posts in the memories didn't really cover this.
Now to the rant. -_-; So I'm at work, helping the new cashier count her register and receipts, when this post-middle-aged lady approaches me. I reply with something absurd and everyone laughs like usual, I mean what can I'm say? Well... I'm pretty much hilarious... Glad I got that out of the way. Anyway so she replies, "I think you've got your hair braided too tight."
I laugh and say something to the effect of , "close, but not quite..."
She replies, "But seriously, hasn't anyone told you that white people can't have dreads? I mean the look is obviously not working for you. Why do you want to be black?"
"do you honestly think you know anything about me because I have dreadlocks? Do you really think I think dreads will make me black?"
"Well, I don't need to talk to you young man, you're ignorant, immature, and you obviously lack common-sense."
Then she left.
The sheer audacity of her statements shocked me to the very core. She just made blatantly racist comments in front of all of her co-workers and nobody made a peep.
I really didn't even know racism was even an issue anymore. I guess I was ignorant.