I'm actively involved in judo and hapkido. Both of them involve a lot of throwing and falls, and I was wondering if there is any way dreads could make this a problem. I will need to be able to pull my hair back to keep it out of my face and my opponents for practice and competition and I was wondering if there might be an acceptable way to do this with dreads (with undreaded hair longhairs usually braid or French braid). Obviously I wouldn't be able to wear beads in my dreads if I'm going to be active in these sports. A wooden or glass bead smacking an opponent in the eye would probably not go over well.
This is just a reference for how long and thick my hair is. This is not a usual state, I was helping my boyfriend with an English project.
Another reference for length.
And a close up to show the texture and general behavior of my hair. This is how curly it is, no product and no shampoo used in the shower.