Pros and cons

Discussion in 'Dreadlocks' started by Bare Foot Bunny Hugg, Jan 20, 2005.

  1. Ok i looked through all the posts and still dont have my question is answered...
    what are the pros and cons to growing dreads?
     
  2. no bodys answering....*sniffles*
     
  3. DancerAnnie

    DancerAnnie Resident Beach Bum

    Well I suppose it depends on the person. You get a lot of weird looks...that bothers some people...not myself.

    Sometimes it's hard to get jobs...luckily I'm a dance instructor...and it's just part of my artistic-ness, I suppose.

    I think it's a lot of fun to work with. YOu get to see them all grow and develop. They end up being an extention of who you are. I'm the "girl with the dreads"...well...I AM...LOL. In my opinion...it's art...but also a piece of myself.

    Sometimes you are judged...and if you aren't comfortable with who you are, then it will be really hard on your self-esteem. I get the "dirty hippy" comment all the time...DUH, I AM CLEAN! *laughs*

    Hmmm...let me see. Family may not agree with it (yes, I am the black sheep).

    Like I said, it all depends on the person...some pros may be other's cons...

    It's just hair...that's kinda how I look at it...but it's just more artistic and expressive.
     
  4. jamaica

    jamaica Member

    another con one is if you change your mind they are either very uncomfortable, time consuming and difficult to comb out or you cut them off.

    a pro is they are very freeing, sexy and beautiful :)
     
  5. Well really..... truth is u will get looked upon differently by many people in everyday surroundings.

    but in saying that. its a mind set, and its a way of living your life with forgetting about how you feel on an exterior appearance. and living your truth.. many people just have dread witch is beautiful all in its self but.. its a personal matter witch its up for you to decide and create your own truth for dread locks whether that’s a pro or con.
     
  6. mtnhighgirl

    mtnhighgirl Member

    The only cons I can think of is my hubby can't run his fingers through my hair and some times it gets uncomfy when I'm sleeping. The biggest pro is that dreads make me feel in touch with my primitive spirit, I feel so free!
     
  7. Earthy Mama

    Earthy Mama Feel my wrath... ;)

    pro: most natural form your hair can take. All our ansestors had 'em until things started becoming "civilized".
    con: you will most likely be sterotyped, called dirty, and judged beforehand. Then again, some won't judge or sterotype you. It all depends. Upkeep is a daily process but then again girls take awhile with daily upkeep anyway.
     
  8. that helped alot..i get judged now so i dont think it would make a diffrence if i grew out dreads or not hehe...i get called a dirty hippy cause i dont shave my legs..i think its cute tho...hah
     
  9. sm0key42o8

    sm0key42o8 Senior Member

    Yea where I live with wearing long hair, patchworks and tye-dyes I got looked at funny b4-so addin dreads really didnt change anything. I love my dreads and can never see not havin em again,even if it makes me the blackk sheep of the family. But hey, every family has to have one. True it can be hard work at times, but i think its easier than having to wash and comb everyday. Besides, one of the big things for Rastas is patience and you will need patience-ecspecially in the begining-there will be times when you wish you would have never started, but that will pass after they start gettin gettin really knotty. Dont try to rush your dreads-I started out using some wax after everytime I washed em to help them stay together...but Fleassy changed my mind about wax(THANK YOU DARLING). I think once the dreads get a lot older I might use a lil wax to help with the fly-aways. But like buddah said-Everything in moderation, including moderation.
     
  10. ArtLoveMusic

    ArtLoveMusic Senior Member

    There are many pros and cons but as others have said it IS all about your mind set ...some days i look at girls with long flowing hair and wish i could have it again... wish i could have Jaycee run his fingers through my head and give me indian head massages .... other days i dont, im glad i dont have the issues of flowy hair.
    Some days i wake up hating the way they look that day
    Other days i wake up in love with them.
    They always supprise me.
     
  11. sm0key42o8

    sm0key42o8 Senior Member

    I agree wit Fleassy-I guess thats why they say dreads have their own personality...
     
  12. moontime

    moontime mountain girl

    I'd like to add a few things. Dreads are a commitment. They don't happen over night and there is a very long "in-between" stage you'll have to endure. There is also the possibility you could get bugs or mold if you don't take care of them. And at one point or another you may have a head so itchy you'll be driven to the brink of madness! :p But the good news is there are ways to combat each of these problems. The biggest thing you will need though is patience.
     

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