I've been on this community for 3 yrs, read alot of memories, have had two sets of dreads, but been away for awhile... I cut off my dreads about a year ago and regretted it immediately, but i had *ALOT* of bleach damage due to having purple hair at the time, and breakage, and it was really necessary to start over with a healthy base. I've been growing my hair out since to get them back. Well sort of, I did break down and get it cut into a style. I currently have an a-line bob that is about to the chin in front and shorter in back, too short at the base for dreads obviously. however i think the top & front should be fine, despite being layered - which I've gathered is a pain in the @ss to dread in some ways, but oh well I really want them so I'll deal. I think that given my current 'do I'd have to leave the bottom back undreaded til it grew out, and was wondering just how ugly that would look in the months it would take to grow the back out - has anyone here done that, as in perhaps growing out an undercut to dread? Just looking for some encouragement here. I know from reading the mems that hair should be *at least* 4 inches and preferably 6 to dread, mine is anywhere from 6-8 so I know I'm ok with that. However I would like to go back and re-read the memories with regards to shorter dreads and cannot for the life of me figure out which section covers that, as there is not one labeled "short hair", and I looked extensively throughout the other areas without much luck. Can someone point me in the right direction? Also anyone who cares to comment/post pics with their *personal experiences* and pics with shorter dreads or dreads in layered hair would be helpful.
I'm currently 4 months pregnant and my hair is growing like a weed, and it would be nice if the maturing was well along by the time the baby came. Would you go ahead and dread if you were me, and deal with the new growth later, or would you wait til it all grew out? I've just waited so long to get my dreads back, and don't want to wait a moment longer.
In closing, here's a pic of me currently (hair is flipping up in front so it looks shorter than it is, and my bangs are actually longer than that as well)