Khristina's Dreadlock Story
What is your name?
My name is Khristina.
You can find me here:
Tell us a bit about yourself?
I live in Ukraine, in a small town near the sea Odessa.
Last 6 years I traveled a lot and lived in India, Thailand and Nepal. Last 2 years I live in India-Goa. I understand Goa is my soul place.
I have a good family - small baby boy, his name is Miron( 2,5 years old) and husband Julio he is a tattoo master.
10 years ago i started to make dreadlocks, everybody ask me about dreadlocks all the time and I understand, that I make good, I have demand and my hobby turned into a job.
Now I make dreadlocks everyday, I make dreadlocks and all types of braids in Odessa and in Goa.
Besides that I also make feather jewellery, feather hair extention, have small internet shop with indian stuff and sometimes make fire show.
All is my hobby and my work.
What makes you happy?
My family and traveling makes me happy =)
How old are your dreadlocks?
I have 93 dreads for the last 7 years and don't want to cut them.
They are very long and heavy but they are like fingers, they are part of me.
Why did you get dreadlocks done?
All my life I do something not unasual for people.
10 years ago only 3 people in my city had dreadlocks, and it was something horror for people.
I started listening to Bob Marley when I was 14 and became a fan of Rasta culture. I dressed in all colours of rasta (green, yellow and red), listened only to reggae and dreamed to go to Jamaica.
Later rasta culture mixed with hippie culture, then mixed with psychedelic trance and people from these cultures formed me to the person I am.
But of course my dreadlocks started with Bob Marley family and Erika Badhu.
How are your dreadlocks made?
I made them during 2 months , I started to make them by myself, I made half part of the head, then part of the head made my husband and then a lot of my friends helped me with them.
How many dreadlocks do you have?
How do you take care of your dreadlocks?
I don't wash them often.
Once in 3 month I make corrections.
Do you have any personal tips about dreadlocks that you want to share with other dreadheads?
Don't wash every time in the sea. Sometimes it is ok, but not almost every day.
Correct them every 2-3-4 month, not once in the year-two.
Wash once in the month, not once in the week. And they will always look beautiful.
Have you experienced any judgment towards you just because you are a dreadhead?
Some years ago a lot of people judged me about dreadlocks.
But now a lot of people have dreadlocks, a lot of stylish girls and boys start to make dreads and ordinary people don't judge us.
What is your favorite dreadlock product?
I use only Indian aurveda products, all are natural, for example Patanjali, sometimes coconut oil or sesame oil.
For good growth, once a week i use mustard powder.
Do you have any tips and advice to someone that is thinking of getting dreadlocks but is doubtful?
Before getting dreadlocks done, find a good master. Make sure that the master weaves dreadlocks and good quality.
Select the appropriate wizard on energy, because master puts in your dreadlocks his energy and thoughts.
After getting dreads you need to get used to and settle down with dreadlocks.
Only after half year, maybe one year, your dreadlocks will be like you imagined.
Every year your dreadlocks are getting better and more beautiful and more powerful.
Dreadlocks need time and their own story.
How would you describe a perfect day in your life?
Perfect day in my life, when I know that my family are happy and do not need anything.