Dreadlock Carnage

The total is four. It’s the official and final body count – although none of the bodies have been recovered. I’ve investigated Mgazi’s head row by row, inch by inch, individual lock by individual lock. I’m proud to report I did not once give in to the persistent urge to scream while doing it.

Here’s how the cookie crumbles:

One: the number of locks that she cut completely out, at the root, leaving a blank spot.

Dreadlock Carnage

Two: the number of dreadlocks that she cut in half. They now stick straight out of her head, like antennae.

One: the number of locks she attempted to cut out but failed. I guess she couldn’t get the angle right. Or maybe her fingers were getting tired. Regardless, she managed to cut through most of the lock but not all of it. The lock is now dangling perilously by 6 or 7 individual hairs. It’s only a matter of time before it gets caught on a button or zipper as she’s undressing and gets yanked out. At which time, in case you are wondering, I will have NO SYMPATHY!

Glass of white wineRecommended wine: I’ve heard that omega-3 fatty acids can help fight depression. Mussels are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. Know what goes great with mussels? Sauvignon Blanc! If your child ever cuts off her hair, be it her bangs or the dreadlocks that took you NINE WEEKS to put in, I suggest the 2006 Ferrari-Carano Sauvignon Blanc. You can learn more about this lovely wine out of Sonoma County at the Ferrari-Carano website.

5 insightful thoughts by 5 brilliant people

  1. G never cut hers out….her one-time daycare provider’s year-younger daughter yanked a few out for her. Then the cat got one. Towel wrapped around her head got another. I sliced one on accident while using a seam ripper to remove an embroidery floss loc wrap. One came out thanks to the beads getting caught in the holes of an outdoor picnic table. I also have probably removed one or two that looked like the one in your photo above….no idea how they ended up that way, but…out they came! LOL

      • Ooooo thank you! I JUST located more heart snaps and am going to be taking preorders. i can’t wait to go and get them next week!!!!!!! we haven’t had these for SOOOO long

  2. I had to laugh at this. Not the situation as I spent an entire summer taking out some 220 locs from my teen’s which were in for 6 years. But that’s another story. It’s the wine recommendation that had me howling!! That is also a long story but suffice to say that I can so totally relate!

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