2012 - Shmokin' Hot Pink Knots...
I have had many comments and questions recently about my beloved dreadlocks, so I thought it was about time to dedicate more of my blog space to my crusty coiffure!
People seem to be puzzled by dreads for some reason and there seem to be a million ridiculous myths surrounding knotty locks that always make me roll my eyes in disbelief!
Despite popular opinions, dreadlocks are very clean and you definitely have to wash them regularly, nobody wants to smell like a pissy old tramps dog eh? Perhaps one of the most retarded stories that I have heard about dreads is that you have to smother them in peanut butter to keep their shape ! Come on, do I look like a piece of wholemeal toast?! Oh, and if anyone was wondering if because you have dreads then you are a Rastafarian, then the answer is no. Obviously. Duh.
So I thought I would set the records straight about dreadlocks once and for all. Each week I will be giving you an insight into me' hair, how I keep it looking so dazzlingly beautiful and what products I use to massage through my fashionable scalp! As well as this I will be leaking all of the invaluable tips (that I never got) about keeping a fine head of natty natty dreads. Oh and despite popular belief, being a Bob Marley fan is not a pre-requisite to read on...
Knotty Locks Timeline
1987 - Sensible plaits for first day of school. No sign
of dreadlocks yet...
2001 - Doing my best 'Sideshow Bob' impression
as mini dreads first come into fruition after trip
2004 - Typical crusty look complete with bleached
tips and'hair snake'! Fucking hippie
2007 - Long and plum coloured - 'oh so bohemian'
2009 - The Butch Undercut is born!
2010 - The dread/fringe hybrid makes it's first appearance
for a summer wedding
2011 - The Locks go bright red (NOT ginger)
2011 - The fringe is erected as
homage to 'Jedward'!
From pathetic little excuses for locks, to human rights protesting hippie chic, to the pink hued splendour you see today, my dreads have been on a fair old journey in the past 10 years. I hope you have enjoyed the ride?
Which phase do you like best?
What kind of dreadlock themed posts would you like to see next?
Any Dreadlock themed questions at all?
Until then, Knotty Hugs and Crusty Kisses,
The Fashion Turd x x x x
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