Now that I have pretty much assaulted your eyes with something that cannot be unseen can we talk about it for a minute?
Let me be very clear, I have no personal issue with white women getting locs as long as they understand where it comes from, what it represents within the culture and why they want locs in the first place.
What I do have a problem with is, the attempt at putting out a shoddy video that grossly misrepresents how locs are done on straight hair.
To be fair the video is so crazy we started to think that it was a bit satirical, almost as if they are making fun of white people with dreads.
With that said we figured if the video was in fact serious a simple google search would stop the entire production in its tracks.
This is what I mean!
According to Wiki, (because frankly I am not an expert on creating dreads on straight hair)
1. Grow you hair out
Grow your hair out. It should be as long as possible, or the longest length you feel comfortable having. You will need at least three inches of hair and a lot of patience. Make sure to keep your hair healthy throughout this process!
2. To prepare the hair
You will want to begin with clean, dry hair. It can have been washed a couple of days before, but it should not be completely dirty. Shampoo it beforehand, but do not use conditioner.
It is a myth that dirty hair helps dreads. Grease actually lubricates and prohibits real dread formation. You also don’t want to have to work on oily, dirty hair. Instead of having a full head wash, you may want to spritz on dry shampoo a few hours before.
Brush and blow dry the hair so no knots or tangles remain. This may seem like the opposite of what you want to achieve, but it makes it much easier to separate and section off your hair. It also makes your hair a lot easier to work with.
3. Back comb the hair
Separate your hair into sections, starting with the underside of the hair and working your way forward. Place a rubber band around each part to section the hair off completely before you actually start dreading. Remove the rubber band before you backcomb though.
Backcomb or “tease” your hair, starting at the root and working your way down the section of hair, making sure to go over it all a few times in order to tighten the knots. This method is similar to “teasing” your hair. Repeat this step as many times as needed to have the section resemble a dreadlock.
Twist the dreads. Add some kind of natural product to it if you want. Rubbing fine wood fire ash through your dreads can make a huge difference at the beginning of this process!
Thats the gist of the process and it was a simple google search. If this was satire then I suppose knowing how to actually do it was never a goal in the first place.
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