What I Love About Having Dreadlocks 

It’s been 1 year and 6 months since I  started my dreadlocks. I have had many different hairstyles in my life, but dreads seem to be the best look for me. I love the natural look of dreads and seeing dreads becoming more common to have in society is great.

Before I had dreadlocks I would always have to comb my hair before I left the house, I was so eager to having the perfect look. Now I don’t have to do much besides make my hair neater simply by just moving my hair out my face or putting it up in a bun. Although I love the simple and easy look of having dreads, I also love styling my hair in ponytails and getting creative with other looks, such as braids. Dreadlocks will give you a lot of patience because when you first start them you realize that they don’t happen over night, it will take a few months before you will see any results. This gave me time to forget about my hair and realize that my hair isn’t a big deal, eventually I started seeing my hair knot up together and the dreadlocks began!

My inspiration 

Bob Marley 

Bob Marley inspired many people to get dreadlocks. As a kid I always loved his hair and his positive music. Bob Marley is probably one of the main reasons why I decided to get dreadlocks. What I love most about Bobs dreads is that they are free formed dreads, meaning that he didn’t do force manipulatation with his hair, having free form dreads will give you a unique look.

Most people I know that have dreadlocks are very positive people. What I love most about people with dreads is that they can have a cool story behind them or a amazing reason on why they wanted them. For me, having dreadlocks can be a spiritual journey. Although it’s just hair I still love how people see their dreads in a positive, spiritual way of life.

I’m glad that I started my Dreadlock journey. Having this hairstyle has got me a lot of compliments and I even inspired people to getdreads too. I don’t feel that my hair is a journey anymore, my hair is more of a lifestyle now and my identity!

Thanks for reading!

What’s your favorite type of hairstyle? Leave a like & comment. 

~ Cedric Ramey

7 things I’ve learned about going vegan

My experience with going vegan really showed me a different world. I’ve gone two months with a plant based diet. I still have interest with the diet and lifestyle which has changed my way of thinking. Eating a vegan diet will definitely show a positive change in your life!

1. I started to feel healthy.

As I began my first week with going vegan I quickly realized that I felt better, it helped me go through my day feeling more energetic by getting things done smoother. I was also more relaxed and clear minded.

2. My acne was going away.

Growing up, I always had acne. For years I wondered why I always had that nasty pimple…yuck! Going vegan helped me realized that I was eating bad junk food. Eating more fruits and vegetables and less junk food showed a lot of results of my skin clearing up.

3. Being peaceful of all life.

Before going vegan I would see insects such as roaches, flys, and spiders in my personal space and would try to hit them. Now I try to get them out of my way without harming them and take them outside instead.

4. Going vegan inspired me to work out more!

Since I was eating healthy I figured why not exercise and become physically healthy. I started becoming more motivated and felt even better!

5. Exposed to new food recipes.

I was getting more in the kitchen and learning different ways to create a delicious vegan meal! I was more open to cooking learning recipes that I never knew of.

6. More in touch with nature.

The vegan experience really had a great effect on my life. I was drawn more into nature and started hiking more. Understanding that we can live peaceful in nature with animals is key and getting more in nature is amazing for humans.

7. I’m open minded

The vegan experience has certainly opened my mind. I was more interested in learning about new lifestyles and getting the most out of the world and understanding what I really want to do and what do I want to try. Being a vegan made me feel more healthier and I continue to add a vegan meal in my diet. Going vegan is a great option in life and will give you a amazing experience.