November 16th, 2002

Hairpolice synth dread extentions?

I've always adored the way dreads look and have been toying with the idea of getting them for about 2-3 years now, but always resisted because I'm rather attached to my natural hair -- it's very long and thick and straight and hasn't been damaged by dyes/chemicals at all. I rarely even cut it. When I found out about synth dreads I was totally excited and emailed Sonia of Hairpolice to make an appointment with them, as I have heard generally good things. But I still have a few questions, for those of you who know a lot about synth dreads in particular:

Will synth dreads damage/change my natural hair texture/color/condition AT ALL? Is there a foolproof guarantee of no damage?

How exactly does this technique work -- is your natural hair actually inside the dread or does it lay under like a "curtain" of dreads or what?

Lastly, in all honesty, directed to a girl who is more willing to poke a new piercing in her face than to fuck around with her hair: WILL I REGRET GETTING THESE DREADS?

Oh, and what have you heard about Hairpolice (as a touring staff)?

I'm way excited but I have to admit I am nervous as all hell ... any feedback would be greatly appreciated.