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White People Can Dread

Posted by Ajah



Don’t let anyone convince you that you can’t or shouldn't get dreads. No, locks don't belongs to Rastafarians, hippies or pot heads. It most certainly will not hold you back from getting the job of your dreams and if it doesn't increase your dating prospects, I guarantee you it will not reduce it. Yes, getting non-African hair to lock does take more time and requires more work but, with patience and commitment, your hair can and will lock. The process of getting locked-up takes anywhere from 3 to 12 months and a lifetime of care. since dreads are (semi) permanent, you must be sure that you are in it for the long haul.
Most who start the process, specially those who are not prepared, end up emotionally battered, with a shaved head to boot. Your hair won't lock the first, second or third time you go to the salon. It will not look anything like the picture above. it might actually look like crap, if not hell. But only for a while. Your scalp will itch as you fight the urge to wash your hair; you might even cry at the sight of it (specially after a night of restless sleep). But it all pays off in the end, if you stick with it, ignore your family, friends and yes, even strangers who will point out myths and make snide comments.
Whether you plan on having organic or , my favorite, manicured locks, it is best to let a professional loctician do the ground work to make sure that it is done right the first time. Because trust me, there is nothing more painful than pulling locks apart.
The surge in popularity of dreadlocks, across all races, has made it more and more acceptable in mainstream cultures’ views. (Almost) gone are the days when people with dreads were looked down on, seen as dirty and “hyppyish”. So get locked up with pride.



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