I wear my hair in dreadlocks. For some reason this is apparently an invitation to strangers to ask me about my personaly hygiene habits. I did not know that this was going to be a part of the whole ‘dreads’ experience. It seems as though, much like a celebrity seems to give up a certain right to privacy, those of us dreadlocked individuals have also given up something in the ‘crossing personal boundaries’ realm. It is ok, mostly I just smile & explain how and how often I clean my hair. It is an honest curiosity & I have a smile and demeanor that is approachable. Just one of those things that makes me wonder, having never been compelled to inquire as to the personal hygiene of strangers before.
So just for the record. I bathe several times a week as well as shower. However, I only tend to wash my hair about once a week or every 4 days about. It takes an entire day to dry and my one biggest concern about having dreads is if they end up smelling musty. I cannot handle musty smell. They would be gone.
Another fun question is “What motivated me to dreadlock?” I don’t tend to get comments on this blog. As an experiment I ask you, my friends should I answer the above question in another blog thus starting an occasional series as it were on the life of a modern, dreadlocked, middle aged, sojourner? If even one person comments on this blog I will do so.
A shot of the back of my head from last summer on the 2 year dread-versary!