Interviews! Part Angie!

โ€‹Have you ever met someone and instantly clicked? I have! This girl lives in Canada, and even though she lives so far, we click. We can talk for hours, we have kids, we are married, we share the same medical issues, and we share the love of dreads! I asked for an interview and of course she agreed because well….we click or something. ๐Ÿ˜› meet Angie! 

RDC: How long have you had dreads?

Angie:2 years

RDC:  Why did you get them?
Angie: I had always wanted them but was afraid I would have to shave my head to get rid of them when i was finished. then a friend gave me a set of synthetic ones and installed them for me.

RDC: that’s so awesome! how does your family like them? 

AngieIt’s not my husbands favourite but I’ve always played with my hair so he’s used to it. Everyone else seems to like them and think they suit me.

RDC: they totally do!

Angie: The general consensus now is I look weird when my extensions aren’t in.

RDC: Right! What do they mean to you?
Angie: Independence. Having unique hair makes me feel like me.

RDC: aw!! Are they real? Or synthetic? 

Angie: Heh. Synthetic or wool.

RDC: do they affect you at work?
Angie: Not in the slightest. I put them in just before I got hired at my retail job. I also work at a big Halloween attraction where they are very accepting of all looks and styles. As a doula I think they just give me a memorable look.

RDC: I love it! What is the most asked question about them?
Angie:”Are they real?” Or “are they heavy?”

RDC: what would you say to someone thinking about getting dreads?

Angie : do iiiit!

RDC: Hahahha! If your kids wanted dreads, would you let them?
Angie: Yes once they’re old enough to take care of them and understand the commitment. (Makes it sound like getting a pet)

RDC: ha! Totally, ๐Ÿ˜› any advice to give? 
Angie: Since I don’t have “real” dreads I can only base it on what I hear but I would say “be patient”.

Angie is one of the bajillion (not real numbers๐Ÿ˜‚) of dreaddies that will tell you to be patient. It is important! Dreads change so much during their lifetime on the head that you have to be patient. They don’t become perfect after day one. But each head of dreads are unique, and that’s how you can show off how badass they are! 
Thanks so much for reading.โค


Interviews! part Libby!

โ€‹I sit here watching kids movies with my 10, and 4 year old. As I’m watching I start staring off into space, and wondering what the best way to show more people the love of dreads.  Then it comes! I figured out that if I could get a few friends that I could interview it would show different views! I got so excited I went straight to Facebook, and started asking for people! Get ready for some awesomeness!!

The first person I interviewed is a long time friend. We went to elementary and middle school together. Its crazy when all of a sudden you realize that your elementary friend has kids and so do you! This is Libby!

My first question was:

“Do you have dreads?” and you’re probably wondering why I would even ask since she has long flow hair with no signs of dreads in them! Here’s why! There are so many different kinds of dreads. 

Libby: “no i don’t have them. ๐Ÿ˜‰”

RDC: “did you know that there are different kinds of dreads.?”

Libby: “no! I had no idea!”

This is my favorite part. I let her know about clip in,braid in, and double ended braid ins,  and of course that there are tons of others but that’s mostly what I work with. And I’ll explain more about them later as well!

RDC: “what is your opinion on dreads?”

LIBBY: “I think that it is another hairstyle that some perfer and like! I think it is a great way of self expression!

RDC: “would you ever think about getting them?”

Libby: “I would probably try the clip-ins for fun! “๐Ÿ˜Š

RDC: “Haha awesome!  Would you ever date someone with dreads?”

Libby: “Well im married so…..haha! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜˜ if my husband had dreads absolutley! Its not about the hairstyle or anything else! Its about who they are on the inside! ๐Ÿ’œ

Btw! I think your dreads are gorgeous!! ๐Ÿ˜Š”

RDC:” Thank you! Do you think more people are getting into dreads? Or less?”

Libby: “I havent noticed a difference in people having them more or less๐Ÿ˜Š (now that you say that i bet i will pay more attention๐Ÿ˜‰) but really I dont pay attention to the way someone looks, I am more interested in the person they are. ๐Ÿ’œ 

 You are so welcome. I was always asked growing up, and advocating for others that had disabilities why I did that. The truth is, i never noticed the disability as much as i noticed the beautiful person they were. So for the people who had “lables” like the popular people, emo people, or whatever your social status was, I never saw that. I always considered everyone a unique soul. ๐Ÿ’œ There is too much judgement in this world, and people dont need to fall into the negativity! Everyone has their own, special talents to offer in this life! That is a beautiful thing, but only if you can look beyond what everyone considers “normal”

RDC: “how do you think we wash our dreads?”

Libby: “I think it would take much more than just a wash to keep clean, right?! Im sure it takes a lot more time. I honestly have no idea how you should wash them!

So Here I went into details on what you could use. Basically there are dread shampoos but I use regular shampoos and do a deep soak,  which I’ll also go into detail later! 

RDC: “how do you think dreads are made?”

Libby: I have no idea???(Im a dreadlock virgin๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‰)

RDC: “Haha! So some are able to stop brushing and their hair will lock up, and if they want to make them they can backcomb, or there is also twist and rip. And that’s where they take some hair and part it and pull apart over and over till it knots up.”

(There are a few other ways, but again these are what I normally work with. )
I thanked Libby, and we made some plans and I sat back and thought….hey. I miss that girl!
So I did promise that I would explain a few things at the end and I didn’t forget! 

Different kinds of dreads! 

There is neglect where you throw away your brush and let your hair do its own thing! 

Then there is the method of back combing. Taking a comb and back combing the hair until it knots up. Then there is twist and rip where you take two strands of hair pull them apart and put it together, and pull apart. And you keep doing that until its dreaded. Those are the ones that I am the most familiar with and work with. 

And of course the deep soak. I wash my dreads with whatever I feel like buying. Them every six weeks I do my soak. I mix baking soda, apple cider vinegar, sea salt, lavender, tea tree oil, and peppermint oil! It is pretty awesome especially when you’re needing some spa time and you can soak and then write, blog,read, Facebook , and whatever else you can do while laying down. ๐Ÿ˜‚
Thanks for taking the time to read! I love getting views from people who have and don’t have dreads. Then you get to see all sides. Sit tight! More interviews coming soon. ๐ŸŒˆ

Hey! Im Ivy!

I got so excited about starting up this page that I never posted about who I am! Im Ivy ๐Ÿ˜ and yes I love emojis ๐Ÿ˜. I kind of feel like they show my personality.  Silly faces and zoned out looks are my usual! Anyways in high school I worked at Mcdonald’s for 4 years, and met this really cute guy that I was all drooly over. Well I fell in love with that boy, married him, and now 12 years later (in november) we are still madly in love, have two kids, one dog, one guinea pig, two lizards, a mouse that lives in the wall, and of course the spider that lives outside the door eating all the bugs that come in. My husband hasn’t named him yet, hes thinking. Maybe you guys can find a good name!

Anyway! I have had my dreads for 3 years (in December)  i spend a lot of time on them. I dreaded my daughter aliyah’s hair a couple months ago. She’s four. She is my little tomboy, she likes bugs, outside, video games, and is rough like a boy. My older daughter is 10, shes into movies, makeup,  the internet, and being dramatic! Haha!

I started dreads because I just one day got really into them! I looked at you tube, Pinterest,  everything you can think of. Then I decided to make some synthetic dreads and braid them in. It was the coolest thing! I loved them! My mom said she didn’t like them but dealt with it Lol. I told her hey! They just braid in! After about a year my mom said. “They would loomed better if they were real” so thats when is started my dreadlocks journey. I still am obsessed with dreads and make and sell all kinds of stuff. I also dread hair and do maintenance. So awesome!

Thats me! I also have Instagram:redhead_dreadhead_creationz