I've only had my dreads about a week but i love them already :) I think i'm in the minority as to how i got my dreads! I had wrapped wool/yarn extensions in for 6 months and i kept re-wrapping the roots of them to keep them looking nice, so the hair underneath was being held together nice and tight. When i went to take them out i was going to detangle all the dreads but they held together so nicely that i decided to leave them in!
I just dreaded the tips of my hair that wasn't naturally dreaded allready using the twist and rip method, and a bit of wax.
Then i got bored of my hair in about a day so i bleached it and dyed it red RWAR!
my hair when it was still wrapped......
and me swinging my head around like an idiot :)