Remember this lovely 'zine, ladies? YM Magazine featured the Knotty Boy Starter Kit in "The Next Big Thing" section of their magazine, which happened to be the last issue they published after a 72-year run.
Dreadlocks aren't a popular fashion statement in Vancouver, but thanks to the worldwide web that hasn't hindered a small business on Commercial Drive that specializes in manufacturing and selling a full range of hair products for dreadlocks.
Get this: a formula for taking the dread out of dreadlocks. A formula for making them clean, which is almost an oxymoron, and for getting rid of them without cutting them off. Somebody had to think of it.
Dreadlocks, the ancient hairstyles made famous by Bob Marley, are popping up everywhere, on people of every race, color, and culture. Some hair naturally dreads, but what do you do when you want to create beautiful, manageable dreadlocks and your hair just says no?
Knotty Boy Dread Stuff has been, "making da kidz knotty since 1997." That's when owner Adrianna Hepper and Andrew, her partner at the time, realized if they were going to survive on Salt Spring, they'd have to come up with self-employment.
I try never to leave the house with fewer than three products in my (thinning, graying) hair, usually including Knotty Boy Dread Wax, a mixture of beeswax and hemp oil designed to bestow short-term dreads. ("If you like it nappy, Knotty Boy will make you happy.")
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