pole and dreadlocks?

 
tarah

hi everyone!  [www.studioveena.com]

so my beautiful friend, Daizie has these amazing dreads.  she did them herself over 3 months, while recovering from a car accident.  we talked about it a while ago, and she said she would dread my hair for me (and worked out a price and trade).  but i'm wondering, do you think it would mess up my pole image?  can dreads be sexy?  what if i put a little pink bow in them?  just looking for opinions...  

i will post some pics in my photos here.
Jul 26, 2012
tarah

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Jul 26, 2012
Veena

I say, yes! I think if its a hair style you love then you'll make it sexy! I personally think dreads on a pole dancer would be hot. [www.studioveena.com] friends hair looks sweet btw
Jul 26, 2012
tarah

OMG, thank you Veena!  I'm going to call her right now!  [www.studioveena.com]
Jul 26, 2012
Lyme Lyte

No Tarah, I LOVE them!!
Jul 26, 2012
tarah

thanks lyme lyte!!  [www.studioveena.com] you get the green smiley, he he
Jul 26, 2012
Lyme Lyte

Here is Electra Vallens who was wearing them.  I commented on how cool they are and she said she made them.  Now these are much bigger and colored, but she posted on her site how to make your own plus they are temporary!

 

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Jul 26, 2012
Lyme Lyte

Actually look under her "pictures".  She has step by step on how to do them.  :)

 
Jul 26, 2012
Lyme Lyte

Ops, just saw you said she would make you some.  I would do it, I think they look great! 
Jul 26, 2012
tarah

yes, i saw them!  that Elektra is so talented! 

Felix Cane also wore some fake ones for her winning performance at the International Comp.

I'm sure I will get some negative responses here too, but i like to hear people's opinions on stuff.
Jul 26, 2012
tarah

except it would be my real hair, lyme.  not just extensions. 
Jul 26, 2012
Lyme Lyte

Oh yes, heck yeah I would for sure do it then if it was my real hair!  How long do they last? 
Jul 26, 2012
JeHanne

Hi Tarah,

[www.studioveena.com] I think they are outrageously sexy and I happen to sport some myself. I have had dreaded hair off an on for 12 years. I have very thick ethnic hair so they take easily to dreads. 

Do it!!!

I enjoy Lush USA shampoo bars but when I don't have any of those I use any regular shampoo. My favorite Dread specific products are from DreadHead HQ.

 

[www.dreadheadhq.com]

 

I like the Dread Butta, Dread Wax and the DreadLicious sprays. 

You will find what combination of products and maintenance schedule that work the best for you. Dreads are not for everyone but I adore them.

Also when you have dreads you can incorporate dread extensions too and go from big hair to 'I need a neck brace' to hold my head up hair. ;)
Jul 26, 2012
tarah

LOL, thanks JeHanne!  I didn't know you had dreadies!  thanks for all the info on the products.  I also like Knotty Boy shampoo bars.  they are great for everything.  and Oh, wait!  I think there is a Lush store right here on the island! 
Jul 26, 2012
monica kay
I had sexy dreads :) most people liked them, but at least once a week someone would have something negative to say to me about them. also, strangers will just grab a lock and examine- like its ok to touch someone they dont even know. People asked me for drugs too- which is super annoying. they are beautiful and rebellious- also, sometimes heavy
Jul 26, 2012
tarah

thanks, katana.   people can be really dumb.  i mean, would you just go up to someone and touch their hair?   luckily i don't mind being touched!
Jul 26, 2012
PlatinumAni

Do your thang tarah, If you want dreads then get you some! lol
Jul 26, 2012
JeHanne

I'm a lush fanatic!!! I have to order mine online though. The 'Seanik' is soooooo nice on dreads! I get a lot of compliments that my hair smells great when I use that bar.

I've had a lot of people grab my hair... don't get that but they are not threatening... just really enthusiastic.

I love to wear big hair accessories, flowers, bows, rhinestone accessories... Dreads are HOT!

;) 
Jul 26, 2012
tarah

thanks, PA  [www.studioveena.com]
Jul 26, 2012
tarah

JeHanne, I will get some of those Lush bars for sure!  you should post some pics of yourself sometime (in a hot pole outfit, with hot hair accessories), LOL!
Jul 26, 2012
JeHanne

Tee Hee... yes... I'll have to 'hot' it up! ;)

I just added a photo/album called 'misc' that has my Dreadriffic hair! I got some bling hair clips that I love in that pic. 



 
Jul 26, 2012
tarah

Cool!!!  I'm headed there right now! 
Jul 26, 2012
AerialGypsy

I think they can be really cool. In fact, there are little eclectic shops around here that sell beads specifically for dreads, and they are super cool. Sometimes I wish I had dreads just for the beads! I've seen many girls with them and they look gorgeous with them.
Jul 26, 2012
tarah

thanks, sensual.  you live in Oregon.  of course!   Oregon rocks!
Jul 26, 2012
sparrow

Becca Butcher...totally hot! I've often wondered how she got them...they're SO long they must be extensions, right? I would love to try dreads.
Jul 27, 2012
Eden Body

I'm a loc head too lol. When I first thought about getting into pole I wondered if it would be sexy but then I remembered sexy mostly shines from the inside out. Sexy is unique to every woman......so I'ma rock out wit my locs out
Jul 27, 2012
JeHanne

Yes Wild Lotus!!! Rock out wit 'cha locks out! :)
Jul 27, 2012
AvaBabe
I would dread my hair in a heart beat!!!!, but my hubby is not so into them :( that's totally ok though cuz he plans on looking like zz top mountain man bush face biker when we are old and I have warned him that when I'm too old too do my hair all porn star style.. I Will Have Dreads. Here, here to rock out with the locs out!!!!
Jul 27, 2012
tarah

you ladies are too funny!   i love it!   @ wild lotus - i agree that sexy comes from the inside. 

@ninjachic - LOL about your hubby! 

i guess i was more concerned about scaring away potential students because of my hair.  but hopefully that won't happen.
Jul 27, 2012
Saphyre Previous Paid Member

Do it!! Personally, if I had a teacher with dreads I would be even more drawn to the class.[www.studioveena.com] wait to see photos.
Jul 27, 2012
SashaMae

I say go for it. I used to have a whole head of them (they were a bit bigger and not as uniform) but when I became a professional LMT I had to cut them out (as most hospitals/clincs weren't too keen on them) Are these the permanent dreads? Or the twisties similar to Angelina Jolie's in Gone in 60 seconds? My permanent ones HAD to be cut out and it took a long time for my hair to grow back. I LOVE the look of them though. I think they can be very sexy. I wish I could put mine back in 
Jul 27, 2012
JeHanne

Tarah if it is right for you that will resonate from you. I get far more compliments with dreads than I ever did when I would spend hours and hours straightening my hair. I accepted my natural texture and embraced what I consider beautiful, I feel it shows and others are drawn to that confidence and authenticity. 

If you try it and it isn't right for you, that's totally okay. At least allow yourself the experience just to follow through on your curiousty.

... and post some pics! ;)
Jul 27, 2012
tarah

thanks everyone!  now i just hope my friend calls me back!

@Sasha -  i had dreads before, when i lived at a hotsprings community in california where i was a massage therapist, and it was fine.  but when i moved to florida to be closer to my grandparents, i had to cut them off.  i hated having short hair!  so if my friend comes through on this, they will be permanent, and i will never leave maui, LOL.
Jul 27, 2012
SashaMae
Nice!! Yeah, I suppose other areas of the country would be more open about that...hahaha I just couldnt seem to make anything work in the setting I was going for. I bet you look GORGE with dreadies. Yes!! Pics :)
Jul 27, 2012
tarah

Update - - the dreads are in progress!

 

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Aug 1, 2012
Raine

DreadHead Polers are very sey .... and i aM NOT SAYING THAT BECAUSE i AM ONE EITHER LOL.....
Aug 1, 2012
JeHanne
Looking Amazing Tarah!!! :)
Aug 1, 2012
Mitzy Blue

Well out of the pole dancers that I know- the one who actually inspired me to not only have dreads but she started my interest in poling is Jillian Aka Squeakmachine or Squeak.



Although her dreads are synthetic I do beleive that she is once again another great example that you can look sexy and amazing while being a "dreaded" pole dancer.  :)
Aug 26, 2012
Anonyma

dreads= bacterias  and mold :(
Aug 26, 2012
JeHanne

I have not had incidences of mold or other hygiene issues with my dreaded hair. 

 
Aug 26, 2012
luvlee
Lol! It sounds funny, but be careful. I am sure you ladies care for them properly though. I am a stylist and see mold all the time in dreds and hair extensions.
Aug 26, 2012
JeHanne

Yes, it can definitely happen. 
Aug 26, 2012
Mitzy Blue

Actually Olivia that is a misconception that seems to be carried around by many many people. Usually the people who have bacteria and mold issues have .... other issues as well and if you observe the situation you will realize that their hair is not bathed but neither is their body or their clothes in most of the situations.

I'm actually a cleanfreak and have never had any bacteria or mold issues with my dreads when I had them- it is very easy to maintain your dreads and keep them "healthy". Heck mine wouldn't even smell and I would do a watered down shampoo around my roots every few days (like I would with normal hair actually. ) and a full rinse and cleaning of them at least once a week.
Aug 26, 2012
Anonyma

To each their own, i would never do that to my hair, it damages them, and its obviously not good 

plus many work places wont allow dreads 
Aug 26, 2012
OzarkSiren

I think Dreads are soooo sexy on men and women both. They are against the rules at my work along with piercings and you have to keep tats covered. So much for Corporate America. I am sure there is a proper way to care for Dreads. I say go for it !!!
Aug 26, 2012
JeHanne

I respect your preferences Olivia. We do not have to agree on everything and there is plenty of room for personal opinion.  
Aug 26, 2012
JeHanne

I have also held employment that is coporate and scientific with dreads. I have been evaluated on my qualifications and performance... as it should be.
Aug 26, 2012
Anonyma

but the look is still hot , looks good on rebecca butcher and i think zoraya judd has a few of them 
Aug 26, 2012
OzarkSiren

@JeHanne, I agree and you are fortunate to have worked at such a place. But that is not how it flies at my place of employment. I found Academia to be more open minded about appearance when I was in Research. I am hoping to be done working in this arena the next 2 years so I will not longer have to worry about it : ) 
Aug 26, 2012
JeHanne

Hi OzarkSiren, yes each place will have their own requirements. I hope soon you have the freedom to express yourself in any way you choose. :)
Aug 26, 2012
miamishyner

I've had mine for about seven years now and no one has ever said anything to me about them as far as employment goes, but at the same time, I guess employers might fear retribution from telling me that my hair is unacceptable.  It's neat and it's clean and I've never had a mold or bacteria issue, (and here's another but) but, I've never had to use any product to get my hair to loc.

Anyway, rock out with your locs  out as Wild Lotus said! :) 
Aug 26, 2012
tarah

thanks everyone!  i value all of your opinions.  unfortunately dreads have gotten a bad reputation due to peope not taking care of their hygeine.  i have seen plenty of gross, dirty ones as well as beautiful, clean, well cared for ones.  they do require care and time if you want them to look nice.  as stormcat mentioned, people who have "dirty" dreads often have other cleanliness and hygeine issues.  anyway, i plan on taking good care of mine...
Aug 26, 2012
tarah

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Aug 26, 2012
 
mariephi
OMG! it happened THANK YOU VEENA! the prep exercise is GREAT to gain the confidence I needed and make sure I wouldn't get stuck in the position!
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