Explaining Freeform Dreads to a Friend
Her: So, does it just grow out of your head twisted like that?
Me: No. The roots are actually loose, just like your new growth.
Her: Oh, so, what are you gonna do to it? Are you trying to grow it out?
Me: (After laughing) No, I’m not gonna “do anything to it.” Just leave it be.
Her: So, you’re gonna have, like, a fro with locs coming out of it? *look of confusion*
Me: Yeah, something like that.
Her: Well, wouldn’t it look neater if you twisted it?
Me: Yes, it would. *blank stare*
Her: Um…well…okay…*another look of confusion*