It is almost a year since my baby dreadlocks were born. It is something I have wanted my whole life and I have written about it previously here on my other blog. They have grown and changed a lot since then, and about 3 months ago I had gorgeous extensions put in and I love every single thing about having them.
Things that rock:
Washing weekly instead of daily. Although now since having extensions I wash more like every 10 -14 days. And in case you are wondering, no they don’t smell or get greasy. I am a super clean freak who showers twice a day, so no way could I put up with anything remotely dirty. I washed my hair every single day for over 40 years, and I can’t tell you how liberating it is to not be doing that any more. Let’s look at how cool this one tiny thing is. I save 5 minutes in the shower every morning, minimum, that’s about 100 litres a day at least. I save 10 -14 mornings of washing and conditioning, that’s a ton of chemicals I am not using and money I am not spending. I save at least 10 minutes a day not blow drying, and then of course there are the products, hair spray etc. In time that’s over 3 hours every 2 weeks I am saving by having dreadlocks; time to do other awesome stuff!
It all adds up to money, energy, and time saved. Win win!
I never have bad hair days. There is just no such thing with dreads. Sometimes they may get a little unruly when they need maintenance but they still look amazing and if I need to, I just use one of my awesome headbands, wraps, clips or just tie it up on top my head. Every day is a rad hair day with dreads.
I am unique. Yes dreads are growing in popularity, but ultimately they are still unique. So I don’t look like everybody else, and that suits me just fine. I am an individual and l love that!
It is natural. Before we had brushes, combs and styling products, this is how we all would have looked. As nature intended. Granted mine are manufactured in a way and tidier than if I was in the wild, but really it is more natural than anything I have had before.
I can pretend to be Cousin Itt. Something I could never do as a kid. Ok not really a good reason, but I got to fulfil a childhood fantasy.
Dreads are hot. That is all.
This is my husband. Enough said.
Things that don’t rock:
Still waiting to find any.
Do you have dreadlocks? What do you love the most about them?
Peace, love and mung beans forever.
Rae-Anne 🙂 xx