creativexangst (creativexangst) wrote in get_up_dread_up,

Dread story

I met an interesting character this month with an awesome set of dreads. This gentleman is about 48 with grey hair and shoulder length dreads, AND a handlebar mustache, which is just awesome. However, when I was examining his hair, I noticed that he had used wax...on half? So I asked him about it.

Apparently, he's a scientist, and one of the reasons he did these in the first place was that he wanted to really study popular complaints. So, he used wax on one half, and none on the other, to see what happens to them. He's going on three years, and while they don't look bad, he agrees that the side without wax is holding up a lot better, and doesn't itch like the wax side does occasionally. He plans on keeping them for 5 years so that he can make it a long term study, and learn what he can with his own hair. I thought this was a great way to perform some fact finding on your own-especially if you dont care what happens to your hair. I for one, care too much so I wouldn't be able to do this at all, haha.

I wish I had been able to take a picture of it, but our gatherings are very private due to a lot of people in the community not being "out" about their religious preferences, and I wanted to respect that, but I thought you all would appreciate this.


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