I will soon be posting a new type of post on a regular basis, and I’d like to go ahead and clear some things up ahead of time…
I recently started only using baking soda mixed with water to wash my hair. Which is going awesome! It has become a personal goal of mine to live as natural a life as possible. It’s something I continually read about and strive for.
Recently, I began reading about truly natural hair… before the invention of the brush. Brushes and combs are man-made, unnatural. Think about it…we say “I need to fix my hair”. Fix. As if there’s something “wrong” with our hair…on a daily basis, no less! The truth is that, if kept clean and left to it’s own wild nature, most people would develop dreadlocks within a year or two. The Celts actually called them “faerie locks” or “elf locks”. (The myth being that faeries and elves created the locks as people slept.)
So as a test of my patience, self-control, determination, and trust in myself and the natural state of the universe, I have officially stopped brushing my hair. Yesterday, to be exact. As curly as my hair naturally is, I expect dreadlocks, or faerie locks, to form within a few months. And I fully intend on posting pictures of their progress.
That said, I will now clear some things up…
No, I’m not a Rastafarian.
Yes, I like Bob Marley.
No, dreadlocks aren’t dirty.
Yes, I’m kinda a Hippie.
No, it isn’t about fashion or being trendy.
Yes, I realize “what people will think/say”.
No, I don’t care.
This is for me. This is a spiritual journey more than anything else. It’s an adventure. I’m excited and nervous. I expect to be judged. That’s why I’m clearing this up now. I ask that you be respectful and kind, or hold your tongue. This is about me, not about you.