in the five months i had my dreads, they grew about 3.5 inches. is that fast? what is the average growth rate in dreads vs. normal hair? what vitamins help hair grow?
How do the first impressions that people make of you match up to what you're really like?
I've had people tell me that they assumed I was into pot or was a rastafarian by looking at me. When I first meet people, I am very quiet. I've had friends tell me they 'weren't sure' about me until I opened up after a while. As in, they thought I was stuck-up, hated them, or was a weirdo. I wonder if people assume that I'm as crazy as my hair before they find out that I'm just shy to begin with.
I'm Dana. 15, male, in northern Jersey. Mixed (black dad, white mom). I have really curly blonde hair, and it's roughly 3 inches long. I'm getting dreads next week because I've wanted them for some time now, and I decided...eh? Why not. I also look up to Zack de la Rocha, who has done great things musically and politically IN MY OPINION. He's not theee reason, but it helps that he did.
I just need some advice from 'dread vets' about the cool hairstyle. A few questions..
1.) Did it feel awkward having small dreads? Did you have to worry about them a lot? Lot of maintance? What are the best products (waxs, accelerators, anything to help) that you would advice?
2.) I sweat a lot. Not like disorder a lot or anything, I just sweat a lot on my forehead and hair and stuff. Should I worry about my dreadlocks getting wet?
3.) Did many people look at you different? Were you give a bad label? People thought you wanted attention? etc. I'm only a sophmore in high school, so I hear a lot of mouths spewing stupid stuff. (Many say I'm mature for my age).
4.) How long did i take for your dreads to go from small (from those that started small) to big, and what was the hardest part about it?
5.)It's the winter, my head's gonna be cold, but my dreads are going to be tiny. Should I get the tams and all that? It would seem weird. But, I don't know, that's why I ask you guys.
Thanks, I hope you guys can help me not worry so much about it.
I've always wanted curly hair but now I have dreads, so, I figured why not combine the best of both worlds and have CURLY DREADS! How awsome would that be! haha, awsome to me atleast. Anyway QUESTIONs: Can you perm dreadlocks? And would it actually make them curly? Also how would you recomend doing it? and one more, would the process hurt my hair at all?
My locks are around 3 months old, at my shoulders and pretty soft still so I figured they would take to curling more easily.
Thanx for any help, its very appreciated. Oh, and happy holidays!