Last night I discovered an honest-to-god dreadlock in my hair. Not just a tangle, but a 2cm-wide solid-core dread that had industriously climbed from the tip to about halfway to my head.
I was quite proud of it, though eventually made a half-hearted effort to pull it apart (resulting in what might now be termed a 'dread clump'). Google tells me that I've been inadvertently following the unfavoured 'neglect' method of forming dreads -- and now, on closer inspection, I can see that after more than eighteen months of no conditioner and no brushing, my hair has kind of separated itself into long, individual locks with varying degrees of internal cohesion. I hadn't really noticed, since the matting starts in at the ends and works its way upwards. The roots are still smooth, and they're generally all I notice when have my hair tied back the way it always is.
I'm half-tempted to encourage my hair to dread up entirely. I do, however, have the following concerns:
- How do I make sure the insides of the dreads are completely dry after washing, given that I can't be bothered blow-drying?
- If the insides aren't dry, will my hair go mouldy?
- Is it unreasonable of me to do it if The Boy disapproves?
- Can you still put your hair up in a way that guarantees no part of it will touch the back of your neck? (I hate the feeling of hair touching the back of my neck, especially in hot climates.)
- Are dreadlocks actually considered 'acceptable' these days in white-collar office environments?
In other news, the second season of So You Think You Can Dance: Australia
started last week! Too early for me to be attached to any of the competitors yet, but there's already been some stellar performances, and I'm glad to see the Asians representing *fist bump*. I don't think there were any
Asians in the Top Twenty of the first three seasons of the US series (although I think there was a Korean girl in S4, which I haven't seen yet). And it's interesting to see which styles are more popular in Australia than in America, and vice versa. Australian auditions seem to see more jazz, tap and drag (is 'drag' a style?), but less krumping and ballroom.
(ETA: Because I'm an unremembering idiot, norah
reminds me that there have been four
Asians in US SYTYCD: Ryan and Melody from S1, Hok from S3, and Katee from S4.)
Also, you should all check out norah
's fabulously hot and kinky little number If Love is a Red Dress
, based on this SYTYCD S4 performance of awesomeness
Extra also, is it just me or has SPN been knocking it out of the park for these last couple of episodes? I was toying with calling it quits after that horrible mid-season Ben Edlund patch, but Friday's episode just KILLED ME DED.
And next Friday is TSCC! Life is good, my friends.(Thanks for all the cat-wishes, by the way.)