Looking After My Hands #jatadreads #dreadlocks #dreads

This is an update on the ‘JataDread Philosophy’ page https://jatadreads.com/jatadread-philosophy/

‘Locking someone else’s hair is not easy and is knackering on the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders and back.  For this reason I limit my services to two days a week (Friday and Sunday) and I limit the hours to a maximum of 8 hours a sitting.   Should the hair be longer than the shoulders then two sessions will need to be booked.   Continue reading

04/09/16 Tidy-up Naturally Locked, Locks #jatadreads #dreads

Remember this http://wp.me/p4g6uw-4h

Well I got to finish these beautiful locks today. Person didn’t want the manicured locks, they needed maintenance, but needed them to be organic as possible. Was an absolute pleasure so glad I got to experience and learn from this tidy-up. Happy days!

09/08/16 A New Locking Experience #jatadreads #Dreads #dreadlocks

What a privilege it was today to begin the maintenance of these neglected styled hair locks. Here this person most definitely didn’t want manicured locks, asked me to help the hair that was naturally locking but leave the hair that fell freely. Not having done anything like this before, I took my time and felt with my hands through levels of the hair, what is locking and what isn’t. What dawned on me, was that this person has pagan like hair locks, BEAUTIFUL!

We didn’t get to finish today because person had to be somewhere else. 2nd Visit is booked and I’m very much looking forward to seeing the finished result.

Yogashanti

New Locks 10/07/2016 #jatadreads #shiva #jatpeople #jata #dreads

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After 3 n half months time out I’m back to locking hair. So glad. I’ve finally mastered a second technique which is  important because hair types are so different. This lovely lady was excited to lock her hair and I felt privileged she asked me. Cos my hands are rusty from time out, we spread the locking over 2 days. She wanted to keep the tails so as to keep the length. Beautiful bonding time with her, I’m looking forward to teaching her how to lock her own.

Yogashanti

I Miss Locking Hair, Starting Back September 2016

I miss it, how bizarre is that!  But taking the time out is proving to be valuable.

Returning home from my travels I had a back log of emails to get through, enquiring about bookings.  The majority of the enquiries were asking about extensions and that just pissed me off;  a) because these people obviously haven’t taken the time to read and note what JataDreads is all about and b) for fuck sake people, what are your locks supposed to represent?  How false you are? How desperate you are? How vain you are?

Anyway, I’ve calmed down since then, done some yoga study and spent some time in reflection of that study.  And I’d like to get back to locking hair, making new friends with like-minded people and sharing space and time. I’ll take the rest of the summer out so I can achieve a deeper study of yoga and get back to locking hair in September.

My plan is to limit the number of people though, keeping it down to 1 maybe 2 people a month, I don’t want the money I earn from JataDreads to become a necessary income, I need it remain a labour of love.  I’m in no hurry to be busy and hopefully this will weed out the material thinkers who don’t take the time to read about JataDreads.

Yogashanti

Tidy-Up 15/03/16 #jatadreads #shiva #jatpeople #jata #dreads

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Had a lovely couple of days tiding up these locks, this special person is becoming a good friend.  It’s time tho, she started to learn how to maintain her own locks, so the next part of her journey begins.  The centre picture is my friend picking up some of my skills which I hope she will personalise on her journey.