Today I was talking to my friend about my future dreads and how I'm kinda nervous about what the people I will be working with will say, considering my dreads will be all of 4 days old when I start work, at least I'm planning on them being 4 days old. Anyways, I am intending to try and enlist help from fellow GUDU-er(s?) in the Orlando area, hint hint ;], and do them myself. She thinks they'll look like crap and that I get them done by a pro. The prices that I've come across are high, like $300. I don't have $300, and I'm a lot more confident in GUDU-ers than someone at some salon. She says she knows a lot of people with dreads [more like sees a fair amount of people, but is to shy to talk to them, much less about their dreads] and "knows that dreads will look like crap if they aren't done right." Yea I got pretty frustrated with her at that point, and had trouble explaining to her that all dreads don't look amazing until they lock up without biting her head off.
Question 1: Is there anyway I can make her understand that every set of new dreads goes through that awkward, frizzy, crazy, loopy stage, and that the only way dreads are really done wrong is if product is used in the backcombing process?
Question 2: Are there any GUDU-ers in the Orlando area that would be willing to help me dread my hair on like the first Thursday of June, specifically, June 5? I am more than willing to come to you, and work out some kinda deal.