I have been wondering what has been happening to people with a short
history of dreadlocks, since the lockdown. I thought of them because they have been known to cut the hair the minute they have a crisis! They have dreadlocks because everyone else has them. There is no love, it is just a fashion statement.
Occasionally, I got that call: I need to do my hair today because
(party tonite!) and if you can’t take me, I’m gonna have to cut it. Meanwhile, I explain, for the fifth time, I already have appointments. I am not being mean, I just cannot do your hair today. Most times, these people only call because their regular hair person cannot do the service either. This happens a lot if you leave things to the last minute.
Hope You Are Keeping Busy And Safe During This Time.
I was pointing out to someone recently that certain people are not suitable for dreadlocks. People who are, do not have a short history with dreadlocks unless they have no control over the situation. They will ignore snarky comments and laugh at snubs because they are comfortable in their skin. I had clients who tied up thinning dreads or stored broken ones for reattachment during the first lockdown. That’s dedication. Those with a short history of dreadlocks, are “fashion dreadies” and that’s okay too.
By Paula Barker, Silkie Locks Hair Design