November 18th, 2008

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i so desperately want to make my hair into dreadlocks.  and i have for almost 10 years, since i saw my dad with dreadlocks when he came home from new year's 2000 .. he went to the three-day phish festival on this native american reservation on florida.  i remember he had his hair in a ponytail, he's always had really long hair, and i loved playing with it as a kid.  so i stood behind him while he was sitting at the table, as usual, and touched his hair, and it was dreads!  i was amazed.  ever since then, i've pretty much wanted dreadlocks.

but.. my boyfriend thinks dreads are gross, my mom would probably kill me, and my dad tries to tell me everything i want to do to myself "doesn't look good on girls".  also, my hair is sort of short, and it's really fine and straight, and i know absolutely nothing about dreads except that you can do it without all those gross waxes/products.. right? 

i've always loved the look of dreads on people, and it's always been something i've wanted to do to my hair.  so basically, i think all of you are very beautiful people, and i love all of your hair!

sorry for this noobish post.

Future Dreadie?

Hello everyone!
I'm a lurker, and not even a dreadie.
I know, gasp!
Well, I've been interested in getting dreadlocks. Really interested. I've been stalking this community and a few others since about June.
I was just wondering, how difficult is it to comb out dreads?
My mom has agreed to let me get them, but I'd have to take them out before my graduation, which is the first weekend in June...
If I do do dreads, how long should I leave them in if that is my deadline?
And how easy is it to comb them out?