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Spice Island Prince's Journals
Well i bought the Dreadsock and the Shortie after seeing the demonstrative video on www.dreadsock.com I was amazed by how the "shortie"(Dome cap elastic polyester thingy) could contain that guys long locs. It was pretty impressive to see it in action. The regular dreadsock was pretty cool too since it was like a giant sock that you place on your head and i always wanted to put a giant sock on my head. I loved the benefits of using it, it keeps your hair protected from lint, debris and prevents breakage. It doesn’t absorb the natural oils from your hair and scalp. It has a special coating on the fabric that prevents bacteria from infesting the fabric. All of this sounds wonderful since i paraphrased from the description of the product given on the website. In textual form it sounds marvelous, in reality its not so much. I was extremely hype when the dreadsock and shortie was delivered to my place of residence. Eager as a fat pudgy kid to open the plastic wrap on a twinkie. My primal savage instincts coerced me to maul the USPS priority mail box. After i brutalized the package, my eyes peered upon two zip lock bags, one held the dreadsock medium sized edition and the other had the "shortie". The Dreadsock was the first to be freed from its ziplocked prison. The material felt and looked like any typical polyester hair apparel. I wasn’t expecting it to be made from some space age NASA material that was ten times stronger than steel but softer than silk. My expectations weren’t out of this world but i did expect it to be a little bit different than what everyone else was offering especially at the whopping price of $24.99. My Stay on Satin Pocket Bonnet cost me $3.99 and it looked and felt pretty much the same as the Dreadsock. After thoroughly examining the Dreadsock i advanced to placing it over my head and my locs. It went on pretty easily, i tucked in all the stubborn locs that didn’t want to be with the rest of the bunch. Everything felt good, my locs were well protected in a cocoon of polyester......BUT the elastic band on my forehead was reminiscent of trying to place a 4 inch rubberband over a watermelon. My head is pretty massive but still the elastic band had my forehead in a choke hold. It felt very uncomfortable, gave me a headache and left deep dents in my forehead which was reminiscent of rocking du-rags back in my street hooligan days. So the Dreadsock got a no bueno for comfort which is the first ting that people want when they buy head gear, you wouldn’t wear a hat that was so tight that it was stifling your brain and causing you to lose conscientiousness from lack of blood flow to your cerebral cortex. Maybe im exaggerating a bit but still you would like everything that you place on your head to feel comfortable. Based on that i cant big up the Dreadsock, now on to the "Shortie". LAWD AVE MERCY!!! that ting was so frickin tight it was ridiculous, it was a task to place it over my head let alone to put my locks in it. It felt like placing breadfruit in a party balloon, it was downright retarded. Im not saying the product is developmentally slow, im just saying that the elastic band they use is too damn tight. The shortie cost $16.99 which to me is pretty pricey for such a cheap looking skull cap. The makers of Dreadsock might as well have left me a note saying “put all your unmarked bills in the bag and nobody gets merked” because i feel as if i got robbed. I would recommend using a silk scarf/headwrap over using a Dreadsock, because it does everything that the Dreadsock claims it can do at a fraction of the price. One more ting before i vacate this review, i don’t think you would walk around your city or town wearing something on your head that makes you look like a smurf. Eventhough you might be a big fan of the blue midgets.