I'm in this hippie chick group on MySpace. I just joined, and was looking through a few recent topics. There was one entitled "dreadlocks
", so I clicked on it, assuming to find the same kind of good advice and support that exists here in GUDU.
I was wrong.
The topic starts innocently enough, with the OP asking "how to do" deadlocks. Right away, someone pipes up and says "well, first start by NOT joining online dread groups/communities because about 90% of the people online will tell you lies because they learned about dreads online." Interesting. I guess that nine out of ten of us here in GUDU are completely full of shit. Didn't know that. Anyway, she continues with "you cant make dreadlocks, they make themselves." Also interesting. I made my dreadlocks by backcombing, separating, ripping, palm rolling, crocheting, etc . They look like dreads to me. But I guess they're actually very knotty lies. 0_0
Anyway, the topic continues with more of the same. So my question is this...what does everyone think of natural dreads (i.e. just stop brushing your hair) vs. created dreads (backcombed, palm rolled, etc. etc.)? It's all good right? I think these people need to lighten up just a little.