Ryan shares his life as a dreadhead!
Posted: Oct 14 2014
My name is Ryan Christopher Kynard
Tell us a bit about your self:
I am 21 years old, and my birthday is June 6th.
I was born in 1993 in Bellflower California. Right now I live in San Dimas California in USA.
There was a point in time when I lived in Michigan, but eventually my family and I moved to Cali. Been living out here for about eleven years and loving it. I have a lot of friends out here and I enjoy every moment with them.
My family is amazing, I have a wonderful Mom, and a little sister. I have two older brothers, one who is in the Navy and the other is finishing up at Cal State Long Breach. They are hilarious and combined with my step-mom, a riot I swear.
I am currently going to school to be a veterinarian. I also dance and I am a photographer, and I am a church boy too. I am also the co-owner of a clothing line called BuckHeads.
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What makes you happy: The main thing that makes me happy is God. Young Christian brotha who is really into the faith. Dancing makes me really happy too. I have been doing it for about six years. I recently got into a style known as krump and I love it. My performance name is ChristSouldier a.k.a Jchildish the Lil Ep. It’s a lot I know, but when you are in it, you are in it. I am also a photographer, not like big time or anything, it’s a hobby but I really enjoy it. I love capturing beautiful moments and telling a story and photography helps me to do it. My family.... gosh what would I do without them. They are my everything and my friends, I’ve been blessed to have people that I can go to if I never need anything. Because of all these people m life has incredible joy.
How old are your dreadlocks? My dreads are 6 years old, going on seven in April.
Why did you get dreadlocks done? When I was 15 years old I lost father to cancer. Now I had always been close to his brother. My Uncle Bradley Kynard, the family call me his twin. He had got dreads before my father had passed. So we kind of decided together, in order to keep the joke running and to I guess feel closer to one another that I would get my dreads done. Plus I thought they were pretty cool so I pushed at getting them a little bit more. I have never regretted that decision.
How are your dreadlocks made? I am pretty sure it is a backtwist with a tool. I am not really sure though, I never thought to ask.
How many dreadlocks do you have?I have close to four-hundred dreads on my head right now.
How do you take care of your dreadlocks? I use wind product to keep not only my dreads but my scalp moisturized as well. I found the Tresemme shampoo and conditioner work really well for me. At night I use a head scarf to keep the frizz down.
Do you have any persional tips about dreadlocks that you want to share with other dreadheads? You got to keep the dreads oiled up real nice. Otherwise they could break off and that is a problem. Also just wear the dreads proudly, cause nobody is gonna wear them for us.
Have you experieced any judgment towards you just because you are a dreadhead? I get judgement almost everyday for my dreads. The main one is everybody thinks I smoke weed. Now I ain’t got no issues with people that do, but I don’t. Sadly, everybody assumes that I do unless they really know me. The other thing is that many people think I do not wash my hair. Some kind of stereotype that dreadheads do not wash their hair. My hair is very clean by the way, but that is something that I face everyday. Somedays I’m cool and it doesn’t bother me none, but there are days when it hurts my feelings a bit. However, I still wear MY DREADS PROUDLY.
What is your favorite dreadlock product? I love dread caps and beads. I have many caps, but in a little while I will be putting in the beads and I am super excited.
Who is your favorite dreadhead? I have two favorite dreadheads. My main one is Bob Marley, I love his music and the message within it. And my other is Whoopi Goldberg, she is just hilarious.
Do you have any tips and advice to someone that is thinking of getting dreadlocks but is dubtfull? Make sure they are something that you want. It can be hard walking with the locks. You got to have confidence in yourself to pull them off. If you got that confidence you become the coolest thing on the block. If you lovin the dreads, and you picture yourself with them, just get them.
How would you describe a perfect day in your life? My perfect day, is to wake up after like 8hrs of sleep. Then I shake the dreads out, get dressed and eat a hearty breakfast. Then dance and take photos all day long. Then come home and go back to sleep.