Mohave Tribe, Chief
We are going on month 3 of Samuel’s dreadlocks.
I don’t have any pictures to show you…but they started looking less and less like locs and more and more of the hair started coming out of them.
My friend who has dreadlocks told me that it is actually a good sign. They get worse before they get better.
I took it upon myself to retwist and backcomb all of them, and then apply locking gel. They starting taking form. Samuel couldn’t stop looking at himself in the mirror.
I was at the point this month of giving up, but I’m so glad we’re sticking with it. It takes time and I’m finally succumbing to that. I jut need to relax and let them do their thing.
Oh, but in my bout of desperation for dreadlock care in this awkward time, I did come across some bizarre views of locs….
I found an extremely racist website where the writer actually said something along the lines of, “white people shouldn’t wear their hair in dreadlocks because it is cultural theft.” I refuse to give any traffic to their ridiculous website, so I won’t name where I found it.
First off, I think anyone complaining of “cultural appropriation” of hair are morons. It’s hair, people. No one gets the rights to it.
But, the comment I mentioned is just plain ignorant.It is one thing if you think the style looks better on certain texture-types of hair, but to think that the style is only Rastafarian is just really misinformed. Thousands of years before Haile Selassie was even born people (of every “race” imaginable) have been wearing their hair in locs. I guess you could argue the actual word “dreadlocks” is solely a Rastafarian word…but definitely not the hair style.