I don't have any dreads yet, but since I've adored them on everyone else for so long, I've finally made an appointment with a friend on monday to get them started.
The only problem is that I'm not sure she'll know what she's doing. I've read tips and FAQs on the net, and some of what she said clashed with online advice.
I'm probably just being nervous and doubtful, but I've been looking forward to this and I don't want to screw up somehow.
So, my questions are: Does it matter in what direction you start backcombing? (ie, from roots to tips, or vice-versa). Will it be much more difficult to dread fine hair, or just more of a challenge? How long does it typically take to dread 9-to-11 inch hair (mine's layered)? Is backcombing a fairly simple process?
Any or none really answered would be helpful -- I'd just like advice from some seasoned folks.
Hoping to join your ranks soon!