Few things to know about Locs

I met a guy with dreads at a Christmas party and I was so fascinated that I couldn't help but start a conversation.. I asked the guy so many weird questions and tried to confirm some of the unimaginable things I have heard about dreads. It got to a point that the guy just started laughing and when he couldn't deal anymore, he decided to tell me about his dreads, while debunking some of my myths and lies..
I know we talk a lot about natural hair on this blog but it's mainly the kinky fro, nothing on dreads! So, I decided to share some of the things the "Bob Marley" guy told me.
  He said that :
 - Dreads can be difficult and painful, the first few months but as they mature, they become easy to maintain.
 - not combing your hair doesn't turn it to dread.
 - Dreadlocked hair needs to be regularly washed.
 - clean hair locs faster than oily and dirty hair.
 - rubber bands do not break your dreads if properly used.
 - mud, chewing gum, peanut butter,toothpaste do not help lock your faster, there are products that do the job.
 - residue free shampoo are best for cleaning dreads.
 - locked hair doesn't grow faster than ordinary hair, the grow at the same rate.
 - long dreads do not happen over night, it takes years..

I hope this post answers a lot of questions and confirms or refutes some of the things you've head over the years...


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  1. Lol..do people actually use chewing gums and tooth paste for starting locs

  2. Good thing he debunked the dirty hair myth. A lot of people actually think that the hair has to be left dirty and all so it'll loc properly.

  3. Learning a lot here.
    I had no idea about a lot of this.

  4. Why would anyone think that the cleanliness of hair or lack of it has anything to do with how fast it locks?

  5. Hahahahahahahahaha @ bob marley guy
    The guy is really nice to break it down for you and he must be neat as well.


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