Published Jul 30, 2005
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My early experiences with dredlocks were in an ethnic/spirtitual setting. Rastafarians and other spiritualists grew them as a part of the commitment to their religious beliefs.
The origin of the dred though is not soley found in one ethnic group as anthropological studies have uncovered them in ancient groups all over the world.
Many Caucasians started wearing them when they came in contact with the religion and the famous artists and musicians of the 60's that wore them.
I've encountered tangled dredlocks, but never dirty ones.This would be anathema to a true spirtualist.
Now-a-days it is a modern hairstyle, popularised by persons of African decent seeking to connect with their cultural heritage and by those who simply like them.
Dredlocks mean different things to different people and have been found in various groups, including Africans, Indians and Vikings.
The group most commonly associated with the dredlock are the followers of Rastafarianism. Rastafarians believe the dred is formed in your head by God (JAH) and the shape of the dreds reveals secrets of your personality.
thankyou sunnyjohn for answering that question...so it is safe to say that 75% of dreads are do to their popular and appealing nature. Ok that is cool.Rastafarianism-do you know what the roles in this religion that dreads played? I like to learn things about other religions/cultures if I can.
Thank you for you informative posting!
P_RN, ADN, RN
Johnny come lately here. I remember the "collar" thing made just as much sense to me in the 60's as the skirt had to be 17" from the floor and you had to wear a full slip and girdle! (Very EARLY 60's) Late 60's I must admit are rather a blur, but the 70's I had skirts that weren't 17" long and hair down to my backside.
Here it is in the 21st century and my hair is gray and curly in the front, brown and wavy in the back and I'd be happy if I could just touch the floor. I cut my own and it looks it.
Until my son was in his last year of college he had long blond hair that I just loved. Now he's in his 30s and has just your average short go to the barber every 3 weeks cut.
Well seeing that you are a licensed hairdresser, you may need to be RE-licensed. Furthermore what does being a licensed hairdresser have to do with knowing proper hygeine??? Last time I checked you don't need a license for that. Why should you wear your hair up IF you have dreads? I've already stated that they should be up if they are very long, so what's your problem. If they are not very long, why put them up? I see nurses all the time who wear their hair down, so why does one with dreadlocks be required to? And excuse me...."dreadlocks are way worse than artificial nails" is SO not true. You're supposed to wash them, but there's a greater chance of transferring nosocomial infections to the patient via the hands, especially if you have artificial nails because there are spaces within the acryllic that are hard to reach; and you use your hands to deliver patient care. Oh by the way if you think dreads are so unhygeinic then why would you provide that service? If you are an educated hairdresser as you say then you would know that hair can be washed. You're implying that dreadlocks cannot be cleaned and that's not true. If you have had chemistry I'm sure you've heard about saponification and how it removes dirt. Have you heard that one? Well guess what....it works on dreads too. Hey what a concept!!!!
Oh by the way if you think dreads are so unhygeinic then why would you provide that service? If you are an educated hairdresser as you say then you would know that hair can be washed. You're implying that dreadlocks cannot be cleaned and that's not true. If you have had chemistry I'm sure you've heard about saponification and how it removes dirt. Have you heard that one? Well guess what....it works on dreads too. Hey what a concept!!!!
hey chatty whatever your name is, it's time to quit being so chatty. You have come to the point your showing your ig-nor-ance.(Did I keep it simple enough for ya?) I'm not even going to reply to your simple want to be response. Let me answer one question for ya though. You asked why would I provide the service of dealing with dreadlocks because they are so-in your words "unhygenic"? Well here is a word you obviously never heard of "professional" I provide it because my clients want them (and most of them are hygenic) as a nurse I also wipe butts and alot of other things that are defiantly "unhygenic"because I am a "professional" in my nursing career also. I'm sorry how many clients have you dealt with in the hair salon??????Oh that's right none...case closed!!!!!! Now maybe we can get back on topic.
(sigh)..... :smackingf ..... :icon_roll
hey chatty whatever your name is, it's time to quit being so chatty. You have come to the point your showing your ig-nor-ance.
edited because i won't stoop to your level...
Nurse Ratched, RN
Thread closed - let's agree to take personal hygiene on a case-by-case basis.
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