I'm sure it varies, but on average, how many inches does your hair 'lose' when you knot it up? i ask because i'd really like to be able to put them back right away. for reference, most of my hair is between 12-16 inches long.
also, i want to leave my bangs, which are long and side-swept. does anyone have a picture of themselves or someone else with dreads and bangs?
one more thing. i part my hair on the side and have for years. can i keep my side part, or will it just make the dreads on the part stick up like crazy?