Sage's Dreadlock Story
What is your name?
Tell us a bit about your self?
The name is Sage, and I currently reside in the U.S.// Portland, Oregon to be exact.
I am 26 & work as an artisan full time, in many ways and forms..
There are many outlets I am passionately dedicated to, but nothing more than the three I hold dearest to me.
Each of these outlets drive my spirit everyday, whether inspired or even lacking of, it is here in these three that I find comfort and solace.
In time I have become a rather quiet soul, slowly and surely.
What makes you happy?
To be truthful, I don't find much in the word happy..but I will say my entire being is filled with Joy when I am out roaming and shooting photos.
When I can commune with sights or sounds most neglect.
Capturing in a photograph the essence of a moment, that is when my heart mind body and soul are the most joyous.
How old are your dreadlocks?
My dreads are a little older than 2 years old.
Why did you get dreadlocks done?
Honestly, I had always wanted them growing up, as a child I found them to be fascinating.
An amazing and unique style, one that most didn't have, I remember growing up a neighbor that used to baby sit myself and my two other brothers had them, I thought they were the coolest.
That thought slowly faded over the years, but it never actually went away.
For myself, these dreads are a symbolic stem of a pact I made.
I did them myself, and had in mind, that I would wear them proudly as a quiet oath, Before the Creator, who gifts life and death. I will keep them until my life and service to it here is finished.
How are your dreadlocks made?
I used the back combing and palm rolling method.
How many dreadlocks do you have?
I have 33.
How do you take care of your dreadlocks?
I am terrible with maintenance and should do better, and keeping up with them but I absolutely love washing them and getting them wet, though the drying process is the hardest part.
I simply let them be and wash them.
Do you have any personal tips about dreadlocks that you want to share with other dreadheads?
I really don't have much advice, unless it is this, Be patient, it's one of the biggest keys to this whole process, wear them with humility & pride.
Forget the stigmas that come with the territory.
Mostly remain with patience.
Have you experienced any judgment towards you just because you are a dreadhead?
I have received both praise and slander..I've been categorized solely based on my chosen hairstyle ..and I would not have it any other way.
There is a beauty in the art of surprise ..both leaving the viewer to perceive my own character however they wish, I honestly don't mind.
I prefer it to be, those who see past it, are the ones naturally who will stay or strike up a conversation worth having.
What is your favorite dreadlock product?
Dr. BONNERS soap.
By far. It's the only product I've ever put into my dreads.
Who is your favorite dreadhead?
I actually don't have any I can call of the top of my head, but there is a fellow poet whom I feel is worthy of a mention miss @metaphysicalatypical1 is definitely a rad artist!
Do you have any tips and advice to someone that is thinking of getting dreadlocks but is doubtful?
Again, patience, persistence, and dedication.
If you feel as though now you are doubting it, wait.
If you feel ready than take the leap, and abandon any other opinion on the matter.
Just Hold Heart and again, trust the process, it is a beautiful and extremely humbling one.
How would you describe a perfect day in your life?
Perfect day in my life, involves anything of an adventure, creating but mostly wandering.
I happily lose sleep to go on adventures .
I live and love to create. Music/Photography/Poetry are my highest loves.
Ideally any day I am free to be an architect of art.
That is my passion on overdrive.