While scrolling through my FB feed this morning I came across an article titled, “Beware Your Dreadlocks May Just Be From The Morgue”.
I was like “what?!” As I read the article all kinds of thoughts came to mind. Like, “umm… people do this?” and “hmmm… you mean to tell me someone could be rocking a deceased wo(man)’s locks?!”
We all know that today is all about instant gratification. And I’m sorry to say this, but this is particularly true about Millennials. We want it & we want it now!! However, this new trend, the grafting of locks, has all kinds of crazy written all over it. For instance, growing your own locks is a journey. And in that journey you go through highs & lows (with growing the locks themselves & in life overall). So your locks tell a story. And for someone to take another person’s locks & attach them to their own hair seems like a bad omen waiting to happen. Their hair journey is not your own. And I’ve seen folks cut off their locks for a fresh start. Now why would you want to take someone else’s journey (whether good or bad) and make it your own?!
Additionally, I couldn’t even imagine rocking a deceased wo(man)’s locks. The article does reference a salon that vets the locks before they purchase them; however, I would still be leery of the source. Oh & can you imagine the possibility of getting lice or any other disease that may come from the locks themselves? My assumption is that getting either is unlikely but the thought itself is quite disturbing.
Lastly, one of the things my lock journey has taught me is patience. Instant gratification is awesome but the process of obtaining and practicing patience is a better reward.
Even though I am totally turned off by the idea of grafting someone else’s locks there seems to be some positives. First of all, you don’t have to grow the locks yourself. It can take years to get to a decent length & to have fully locked hair. With this method you get to cut down the amount of time. Additionally, the person selling their matured locks can make a killing from a buyer. Lastly, the person getting the new locks has a new found confidence & gets to fast track the locking process. In that case everyone wins!
So what are your thoughts, would you consider this option?
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Locs, Love, Life!