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westonkaley
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June 3, 2015 3:05 am  

Does anyone know someone who dreads hair on stx?


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klpmtm
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June 3, 2015 5:16 am  

LOL! Had to read this post. When I saw the subject line of the post I thought you were talking about bad hair days and how to cope with them! Not about dreadlocks. My mistake!


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ms411
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June 3, 2015 8:01 am  

They are called lockticians (sp?) and they lock hair.


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BeachcomberStt
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June 3, 2015 8:45 am  

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OldTart
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June 3, 2015 10:06 am  

Are you going to join the ranks of the (thankfully small number of) newbies who think it's just too cool to show everyone how "island I be" by sporting "manufactured" locks? 😀


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westonkaley
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June 3, 2015 12:32 pm  

Are you going to join the ranks of the (thankfully small number of) newbies who think it's just too cool to show everyone how "island I be" by sporting "manufactured" locks? 😀

no I've actually been wanting do to it for a while now. Just waiting for my hair to get long enough.


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Alana33
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June 3, 2015 1:01 pm  

Save money and just don't comb it.
Do it the natural way like the true Rastas do.
Sorry but non Rastafarian newbies that sport locks just bugs me.
May make it a bit harder for you to find a job if you're planning to embrace the lifestyle as well as the hairstyle and add a few tattoos
to the overall look. You're entitled to do as you wish, however.


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westonkaley
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June 3, 2015 1:17 pm  

Save money and just don't comb it.
Do it the natural way like the true Rastas do.
Sorry but non Rastafarian newbies that sport locks just bugs me.
May make it a bit harder for you to find a job if you're planning to embrace the lifestyle as well as the hairstyle and add a few tattoos
to the overall look. You're entitled to do as you wish, however.

this isn't for the near future. I plan on being on island for a while before this happens. And securing a job long before my wants happen. My needs come first not my wants. These are just questions


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dabb21
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June 3, 2015 1:19 pm  

Dont let dread haters deter you. I have dreads and i maintain the hell out of them very clean ive gotten a restaurant job with them as well as other things. It may look different but once people talk to me they immediately forget i have dreads. Hit me up any time about dread questions i feel i know quite a bit and i highly doubt you will have any trouble finding someone in the Caribbean to help you out


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OldTart
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June 3, 2015 1:36 pm  

Dont let dread haters deter you.

The comments made have absolutely NOTHING to do with those opining being "dread haters".


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dabb21
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June 3, 2015 5:24 pm  

I was just kind of leaving that open as a person with dreads many people are rude or treat you bad right off the bat until they talk to you wasnt calling any out sorry ot many people are just very misinformed about dreads


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roadrunner
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June 3, 2015 9:16 pm  

I work, back on the mainland now, with a physician who has dreads and is very well respected. I'd like to think that we can all get past the hair and see the person now. And some people carry it well and look great. 🙂


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OldTart
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June 3, 2015 9:57 pm  

Not one word has been said that in any way denigrates those who wear their hair in dreadlocks - and they do happen to be primarily Rastafarians. The only point which was made was in reference to young newcomers fresh off the boat arriving here with very little knowledge of the place and possibly thinking it "cool" to try and sport dreads - the point being that no, (a) it's not cool and (b) it looks daft.

If the shoe fits then wear it but to segue off into "dread hatred" and "disrespect-dreads" is also plain daft.

Dreadlocks ARE a symbol of faith to Rastafarians and not something to be sported just for the heck of it. Go get braided.


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speee1dy
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June 3, 2015 10:03 pm  

i have been here for ten years and i have never seen anyone with dreads being treated differently or bad by anyone. they have always been treated the same as those without


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westonkaley
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June 4, 2015 12:48 am  

First of all. I'm not wanting to dread my hair because I think it's "cool". I want to dread my hair because it's something I have been wanting to do for a while now. Like I said I'm just waiting for my hair to get about 8 in. Long. I'd get it done here but my hair won't be the length I want it in time so don't pass judgement on me by saying I only want it because I think it's "cool" or because I want to live the "island lifestyle". Don't be so quick to judge. Have an open mind.


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Alana33
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June 4, 2015 1:11 am  

Whatever floats your boat.
Everyone makes their own personal choices about what they wish to do and how they wish to do it. I wish you well in whatever decisions you make for yourself. It's your life and no one can live it for you.


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kakalee
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June 4, 2015 2:18 pm  

It takes fairly course curly hair to hold dreads. Braids are an alternative for finer, straighter hair.


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Ronnie
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June 4, 2015 7:16 pm  

They have been looked down upon years ago when people did it to be cool. Also aside for the Rastafarians that did it for their religion, folks did it to be whatever they felt they were doing. They are not Rastafarian's, but dread heads. Some were undesirable folks. Some today are still undesirable folks. It's just the way. I wouldn't say dread haters but they were not respected as individuals in this community. It has changed over the years, as it's a style, but there are those who still think it isn't right. Unless you are a Rastafarian, of course.
I now of one Statesider I rented to that had them when he got off the plane. He went to work at a top hotel. They promoted him to a front desk position once he proved himself. Of course one condition was cutting his dreads, which he did. Today you can call it illegal or whatever you want. But that's the way it is and this hotel didn't care for this person to represent them looking that way. I liken it to having long unkempt hair and scruffy beards. They would be told also. IMHO.


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C_Ray6
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June 5, 2015 12:04 am  

I actually like the look whether Rastafarian or dread head. Adam Duritz of the Counting Crows comes to mind. His look as even changed over the years. There are a lot of hair styles I like that I could never have because my hair doesn't get long, it just gets thick, curly, and messy so i usually just clipper it real short. I say if you can do it go for it.


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stjohnjulie
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June 5, 2015 8:22 am  

If you want to try a natural way, you can do a shake. My husband does this when he can to help maintain his dreads (which are well past his butt now). He finds 'cassi' the cactus that grows the dragon fruit, slices it open and scoops out the interior 'goo' and puts it in a bucket. He then goes to the ocean, rubs the goo all over his hair from root to tip using the ocean water to wet and work into a lather and leaves it sit for a bit without letting it dry out. Then he dips his head in the ocean and shakes his head like crazy. It will make the hair naturally clump into locks. I have some doubts about this method working on fine hair, and if you have straight hair too, even less of a chance. But you could always give it a try. At the very least it would be a great hair conditioning.

If you are looking for someone on STX to do it, I would check any place that has postings or flyers. I've only seen a handful of people advertising locking and they have always been on flyers on telephone poles or in the couple of places on St. John where people post things for sale/jobs/services. Finding someone to lock fine, and/or straight hair will be especially challenging. I am considering locking my son's hair, which is 3b curl, but very fine. I still haven't found anyone to help me set it and am not really comfortable doing it myself. If I tried the natural way with him he would have 'bungo' dread, which is not really what I want. His hair is just so fine and fragile that it needs to be heavily maintained whether its locked or not.

Two bits of advice, don't start locks if you are not willing to cut them off. They might just look really bad or are too hard to maintain. So if you are more attached to the long hair than you are to the idea of locks, don't lock it. And second, search the internet. There are tons of videos and websites that have some great information about starting and maintain dreadlocks.


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