I've wanted dreads for as long as I can remember and now more then ever the itch to get them is crazily intense. My hair is approximatly up to my butt, or a little shorter, when straightened (photos included), and it has just become a hassle to brush it after showering. I dye it often and I haven't gotten it cut in over 3 years, (no trims either) so it is extremly dead and damaged. This is simply for the fact that I knew I was getting dreads and wanted to have them as long as possible. Now the thing is, I am going to Thailand/India for about a year starting in September, and in Thailand the getting of the dreads is VERY cheap. I know that having them for my trip will save me lots of money in the long run because I go through a Costco size bottle of conditioner almost every 2 or 2 and a half weeks merely so I could brush my hair. BUT...I can't wait until September. So I have a question: Does anyone know where in the A) Northern New Jersey or B) San Fransisco area, I could get them done proffesionaly for a reasonable price? And just for my own sake...by about how much will the length of my hair shorten after I get them done?
Hope you can help!!
Thank you. x-posted somewhere, not sure where.