(Image from Diva Dreads.com)
I had just turned 29 so my Tertiary reasoning was, "If it doesn't work out or I look goofy and have to shave my head then I can blame it on still being in my twenties." Yes, I know it was a silly reason but that was my back up plan. But let me stop you right there because I feel like it's disinformation. You see, you don't have to shave your head if you decide you don't like your dreads (especially if you're a female and a bit worried about that like I was) I repeat: If you do not like your dreadlocks you do not have to shave them off. With enough patience you can comb out dreadlocks, whether your dreadlocks are 2 weeks old, 2 years old, or 20 years old. This is a bit of a comfort, I feel.
The Primary reason for getting dreadlocks however was altogether a different story. It was time for a life change. I had fallen into a rut of unhealthy eating, unhealthy habits, and general unwellness. You see, I've been a smoker since college; sure I thought it was cool then but 10 years later and I'm still smoking? Not good. Well, okay, it wasn't so much that I thought it was cool rather than it was as a crutch I used because that first freshman semester was stressful: 18 credit hours, starting a community service sorority, etc. I made Dean's List but I had picked up a nasty habit... and here we are, 10 years later, and I still have the disgusting habit. I am SICK of being a smoker. I have quit seventeen times, but I have started 18 times.
All of those reasons and more are why I decided to dread my hair. My dreadlocks are saving my life.
Until Next Time,
My Etsy Shop (Wings and Things by D&D Studios) is full of Handmade Dreadlock Beads and Cuffs! Made by a Dreadie for Dreadies. <3
See My Other Blog Posts About Dreadlocks:
- Why I Decided to Dread My Hair