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. 😉”
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! “😊
RDC: “Haha awesome! Would you ever date someone with dreads?”
Libby: “Well im married so…..haha! 😂😘 if my husband had dreads absolutley! Its not about the hairstyle or anything else! Its about who they are on the inside! 💜
Btw! I think your dreads are gorgeous!! 😊”
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 less😊 (now that you say that i bet i will pay more attention😉) but really I dont pay attention to the way someone looks, I am more interested in the person they are. 💜
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. 💜 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 virgin😂😉)
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. 😂
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. 🌈