Dreadlocks as a term has become a convenient moniker for them regardless of what you end up terming them. Everyone knows them as dreadlocks, and when you can't be arsed to have a long in depth conversation about the cultural context, or when it's not even necessary, then that's what they are.
My context comes as a result of the alternative counter culture of the 90s in Britain, and growing up in North East England, you just never saw many black people full stop, never mind with dreads. There were a couple of Sikhs at my school, and it was the Indian and Pakistani communities that were most common. The first people I encountered with dreads were almost universally of the scruffy hippie, alternative, traveller culture types, mostly hitchhiking around New Model Army and Levellers gigs. So dreadlocks for me have always been wrapped up with in that scene. The one Rasta I did meet back then was white, and it was years before I encountered a black Rasta.
It's always good to educate yourself about a subject, but I have found the most vitriolic commentary about the subject seems to come from Americans who only see their own America-centric world view, totally discounting the Native Americans documented wearing locks.
It's hair. Hair knots when you don't brush it. It's that simple.
FriendlyGoblin: Hey guys, I'm thinking of getting dreadlocks and I was wondering how much they'd shrink. I have medium-thick hair that is decently damaged and is 20" thick from scalp to tip. I'm also white. I'm thinking of getting them so they're life sized ruler
Apr 22, 2017 9:46:43 GMT
chesh: I started my dreads February 28th and have been checking out this cite for the past month for advice and I'm grateful for all the help I have gotten from reading peoples' threads and seeing other timelines. Much love to all
Apr 16, 2017 14:53:30 GMT
mysticalabby: Hey all im new here [:
Mar 14, 2017 15:20:54 GMT
Dreadlocks Co.: Anyone thought of becoming a dreadloctician fulltime? I found some awesome courses on getting certified at http://divinedreadlocks.com/
Mar 13, 2017 2:48:35 GMT
littl3birdy: Hey nessdeyali , bumps and loops are part of the process. Combing out the dreads and restarting will just lead to the same result. Check out some of the timelines here and you will see lots of bumps.
Feb 23, 2017 21:07:21 GMT
luv13ug: Hey all!
Feb 21, 2017 17:41:15 GMT
nessdeyali: what are tension bump causes ? would i have to comb out dreads resection and restart professionally w a loctitian since i did the sections and started myself ?
Feb 21, 2017 3:55:31 GMT
dltomahawk: Anyone around to help me out got a few questions
Feb 13, 2017 6:03:08 GMT
sketchymagpie: You can access us using the Tapatalk app. You'll just have to search for 'DreadlockTruth' on there
Feb 10, 2017 10:57:34 GMT
50locks: Is there an app for this? Its really hard to use on my phone lol
Feb 9, 2017 8:29:13 GMT
sketchymagpie: Hey V. It does occasionally, but the problem is that a lot of people use Tapatalk to access the site on their phones and you can't see this chat box on that, so of the small number of active users here currently, even less of them know this exists ha.
Feb 9, 2017 8:24:57 GMT
V: Scrolling back I see it isn't used that much.. :p
Feb 8, 2017 19:15:38 GMT
V: Hey all, does this chat gets like, you know, used?
Feb 8, 2017 19:12:11 GMT