Laura's Dreadlock Story

What is your name?

My name is Laura.

Instagram - https://instagram.com/loreylilly

Tell us a bit about your self?

I'm from a small city in Southern Bavaria / Germany. I have a house where I live with my soulmate Eric.
I'm a freeeelance artist.
I love spending time outside, especially with my horse. I also like doing sports like yoga and poledance.

What makes you happy?

Sun  :-)

How old are your dreadlocks?

I've had my dreads since April 2013.

Why did you get dreadlocks done?

I always loved dreads!
My older sister got dreads many years ago and since then I wanted some so bad.
But I always thought dreadlocks wouldn't look good on me (I actually never felt really good with myself) but one day.. over night.. my mind changed and I knew I must have dreadlocks!
Just one day later I did them by myself and this was such a good decide, I feel so so much better and so much more like ME now.

How are your dreadlocks made?

My dreads are made with the backcombing and crochet method.

How many dreadlocks do you have?

I guess something between 45 and 55.

How do you take care of your dreadlocks?

The only thing I do is washing them every third day with a normal, silicon-free shampoo.

Do you have any personal tips about dreadlocks that you want to share with other dreadheads?

Patience is the secret!  :-)

Have you experienced any judgment towards you just because you are a dreadhead?

No not really.. some people touch my dreads and squinch up their faces haha.

What is your favorite dreadlock product?

I really like my dreadwrap.

Who is your favorite dreadhead?

Everyone :) .. but who really inspired me was Anna April and my sister.

Do you have any tips and advice to someone that is thinking of getting dreadlocks but is doubtful?

Maybe you have to wait until your doubt is gone.. but listen to your heart and don't care about others opinions.

How would you describe a perfect day in your life?

Spending a day with all the people i love somewhere in nature, making some music together, having fun, drinking beer, talking about life and real happiness.. etc etc :-)