*from my own journal*
OK, so.. usual deal--I was at lunch at Whole Foods today.
I'm sitting there, eating and reading a book, and this 50-ish bald guy comes up to me and hollers out:
"Are you fucking kidding me? That's a wig, right? Jesus Fucking Christ, please tell me that's not your hair! Nobody would really do THAT to themselves! That's ridiculous. You're insane. Let me get a picture!"
I said, quietly:
"I would not kid you. I don't even know you. Yes, it's my real hair. You're yelling out profanities in the middle of a store full of people, and I'm sitting here reading a book. Who's ridiculous and insane, me or you? Go away."
He sulked away, muttering to himself.
What an asshole.
Up until recently I had really long hair, but it was a mohawk, so I got a haircut so that all of it would grow in even. It's been a few months and now my hair is about 5 and a half inches if I pull on it. I know starting-length questions are in the memories, and technically you can dread your hair if it's 6 or even 2 inches. But I don't want to start out with nubs.
Looking at other peoples' dreads as a reference point, I'd say if my hair was about 10 - 12 inches long when I dreaded it then it would be perfect. But at the length i'm at now I'd have to wait over a year. What length would you guys say I should start them at in order for them to be long enough to lay down and not be nubs, without having to wait 13 months... A compromise. Something longer than 5.5 inches so they're not nubs but not quite as long as 12 inche so I don't have to wait quite so long to start them. Is there a common length that's good for getting them to lay down?
Thanks in advance guys.