My dreads are about two months old. I've been stalking this community for some time now and thought it was time to post. There is a great dreadlock community here in the interior of Alaska (Fairbanks). Not many dog musher/journalists with dreads though...I may be the only one. www.wannabemusher.blogspot.com. Thanks for all the great posts and advice. I love this site. Peace. A cutie hat I found that is actually quite warm.