Thursday, November 03, 2005


I've been wearing a bandana every day again. Once you start wearing them they become part of your head. You feel naked without one. I'm trying to kick the habit but I don't know what else to do with my hair. I clean Bradley Basins so those of you whom have ever done that know what I'm talking about. You don't want your hair flinging out.

I was in the Air Farce back at the tail end of the Vietnam Conflict. I had to wear a beret while in uniform. When I was getting out I wanted to grow my hair long again. Regulation was shoulder length and no barrettes that were not the same color as your hair. Impossible with my color hair so I bought a wig. At the time Afros were in and that wasn't me. In a Klamath Falls wig shop I found a frosted, short shag curly wig. I bought it and pinned my beret to it. Put my uniform on, my wig/hat on and I was in formation. Ten hut!

How does one get dreadlocks? My hair is perfect for dreadlocks.


Niki said...

Rasta seesta... nord will do it for you.

Coldfoot said...

Don't know if it will help, but don't think of it as a bandana. Think of it as a snot-rag.

That should help you kick the habit.

K said...

A friend of mine stopped brushing his hair back in high school because he wanted dreads. He got them looking perfect in about a month. He washed his hair regularly and was very clean about it all. They were thin little dreds, he looked great. After a few months he wanted a new look so he shaved his head at a party to get rid of the dreds. I have no idea why but his best friend took a razor and split one of the locks in half and found it was full of mold. Then they checked the others and almost every dred had mold in the middle. Ick. There were several others in that group that were working on dreds but after that party word got out, the dred look was out. haha

Many years later, I've heard that corn rolls are the only clean way to do it from another friend who has tried it both ways. His hair is always in corn rolls now, he swears that method won't mold. I guess you have to go to a salon to get it done.

FishTaxi said...

Cool Nik!

I do use bandanas for snot rags, Coldfoot. Kleenex is made from wood.

Thats all I need is mold on my head Bossco!