Thursday, April 12, 2012

K: Knot or not?

This month I am participating in the April 2012 Blogging From A-Z Challenge. I will be blogging every day this month with Sundays off (except for April 1) using a letter of the alphabet in order from A through Z. So, Basically, beginning with April 1, my topic will be themed on something with the letterA, then on April second another topic with the letter B as the theme, and so on until I finish on April thirtieth with the theme based on the letter Z.

     This morning as I was brushing her hair, my granddaughter told me that she didn't like to have her hair brushed.  She said that it hurt because of the knots. I told her that I would be extra gentle with the knots.
     As I was brushing, I mentioned to her that there is a hair style some people wear which doesn't require brushing.  She was curious about that.  I told her I would show her pictures of this type of style to see if it would be something she would be interested in.
     When I googled dreadlocks there were lots of photos to show her.
     I also found a website called  There is a section on the site called fact and rumors.
     I was surprised to learn that if you neglect to brush the knots out of your hair, it will eventually "lock" but that would only be after years of neglect.
     The site also explains that although certain hair textures will dread more easily than other types of hair, there are methods that can be used to form dreads which will work on most types of hair.
     Even though it sounds like an easy hair-do to manage, it actually does require a lot of care and attention.
     Now, I did tell Bella that once someone does have that type of hair style, the only way to change it would be to cut all of the hair off.  That wasn't exactly 100% correct, but according to the site:
     "It is true that you have to cut dreads to take them out but you do not have to shave your head. You can usually leave at least 2" inches of hair when you cut the dreads, so your hair will be short, but not shaved."
     So Bella and I can now decide whether we want to knot or not.

On a personal note, I want to wish my favorite and most loyal follower and fan a Happy Birthday.
You are my Kind of guy!

I have created a page for Anna's Diary.  It can be found under the Tab titled Anna's Diary.
I have posted all of the entries to date there, starting with January 1, 1929.

Here is today's entry from Anna's diary:
Friday, April 12, 1929
Brought baby to 360 by trolley.  Went down town. Met Jean at YWCA.  Took membership card out.  We walked home to 360.  Then home and bed early.  Very tired from walk.

To see more A-Z posts click here.


  1. I had a friend from high school that did dreads. She cut them off when she was pregnant and now she has them back again. Her hair actually wasn't too horrible with the dreads and her wedding hair was quite lovey with them. She also looked really cute with short hair.

    I hope Lynda made it clear to you that you are one good guy!
    As for dreads.... I think they are uber cool but way out of my reach.  Lately, I 've been thinking about cutting my hair really short and making that a defining characteristic -- for now, anyway....

  3. You can also get fake dreadlocks which look really real but you can take them out instead of having to cut your hair. And happy birthday to Ross!

  4. When I was four, one of my aunts (who was quite young and childless at the time) was brushing my hair so hard that every time she hit a knot, my head would be yanked toward her. She finally told me that if I pulled in the opposite direction it would get the knots out quicker. OUCH. I've wondered for years whether she was a sadist or just an inexperienced hairbrusher.