Some of you know but most of you don't know that I have dreadlocks. Contrary to popular beliefe they are not dirty or stinky and I wash them a lot. I think many people have this misconception because they think that dreadlocks are achieved by not brushing or washing your hair for a very long time but this is further from the truth. Dreadlocks formed the 'natural' way are messy, uneven and probably quite stinky (think about it, someone who doesn't brush or wash for ages...). My dreadlocks were carefully planned and achieved by four days of pure torture to get them done. It involves a lot of hair pulling, cramp and neck strain. Not to mention the poor hands of my husband who was the one who did them for me.
wash them every week and tidy them up once a month. By tidy up I mean
'stitching' the loose hair at the roots back in with a very tiny crochet
hook. This takes a very long time. I also spray them with essential
oils which not only makes them smell beautiful, it's also good for my
scalp. So all in all, I think on average I spend as much time on my hair
as any un-locked girl.
are sometimes difficult to style and even more difficult to get to look
girly. When I'm in a lay-about mood I tend to look really boyish. I've
recently discovered a love for dreadlock beads because they make your
dreadlocks look girly without being over the top. I've started a little
online shop that I really hope some dreadlocked people will come to visit and buy
some dreadlock beads. If you're interested, the address is www.airria.co.uk
a few that I've made. I adore the irony of the comb dreadlock bead but
my favourite is the locket and key beads. Which one is your favourite?