Ok so after reading the memories I came across the concept of dread envy which seems fairly straight forward. People envying you and you envying other people's dreads. However I think I'm going through a different type of dread envy. My friend's had dreads for a year maybe two not quite sure anywho a friend that she got close to started to ask her about art techniques in class then started to use them. My friend got pretty mad about it. Then my friend started mixing synthetic hair into her own dreads and about 2 months later the girl who copied her work decided to do it too. My friend was fuming so because I considered myself friends with both girls I asked this girl about her hair. She said that my friend had told her she would look good with them and couldn't understand why she was slagging her off.
Now I've got dreads and Im mature enough to realise that my friend must be pretty insecure to think that people are stealing her style or whatever is goin though her head but I worry if she gonna start bitchin about me getting dreads. I know I'm not copying her I told her long time ago I wanted braids (but on contemplation my hair was too split ended so I got dreads instead).
All the other dreadheads back home who got told I was getting dreads down here at uni were very supportive. From my previous experiance dreadheads seem to be a pretty open minded bunch especially you guys here at GUDU but I was wondereing if anyone else here had problem with established dreadheads they know being bitter about new people getting them?