You Know When It’s Time

4 Responses June 17, 2015

What would you do if you woke up and your locks were gone? Do friends ask if you’ll ever cut your hair? The reasons behind cutting your hair can be personal. Sometimes you just get a feeling about it. Would you ever cut your locks and start over?



The origin of the Dreadsock goes back about fifteen years. It was developed out of a necessity for products specific to locked hairstyles. When Julian Burke, the founder and president of Dreadsock Inc., started his dreadlocks he was determined to keep them well manicured and healthy. Although locked hair is an ancient style he found there weren’t any products designed specifically for their care and maintenance. Committed to his lock journey, Julian was determined to develop a product to meet the specific needs of locked hair. The Dreadsock is that product, providing both comfort and protection. As dreadlocks and natural hairstyles have become mainstream, there has been a demand for products that are both fashionable and functional for these styles. Through the years, Dreadsock has developed into a brand dedicated to meeting the unique needs of people worldwide who have decided to lock.

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  1. As I made my Dreadsock purchase, I found myself wondering if I ever would cut them. I’ve only heard stories of others cutting their locs before or after auspicious moments in their lives- marriage, birth of children, death of friends/family, taking a step into the unknown. As my locs grew in length, I was asked my friends and family if I would ever cut them. I honestly had no answer then and I still don’t. My hair is an extension of who I am, and to cut them would be an outward sign of great inner change or turmoil. I’m not saying it would never happen, but I can’t see it happening at this stage in my life.

  2. Thank you so much Meghan for telling a piece of your Journey!

  3. Very informative story. Thanks Meghan!

  4. I have trimmed my hair but more for health reasons as the were very heavy. Many look at locing their hair as a spiritual journey. I love my locs and their energy. I’m in love with my natural hair growth and health. I wouldn’t cut them for work, spouse, nor a traumatic event. Somehow they have become a safe and comforting veil that I enjoy! So for me it’s a No… (Maybe a trim just to keep them maintained)

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