Interested in some opinions here .. So I've finally decided to go ahead with dreads. I spent some time getting other peoples opinions, my moms reaction was "they're gross, disgusting and nasty" and the best one, "you're not black." Then I asked a couple guys at work who said "ew, no." Then finally my best girl friend said "definitely, they'd look good." So fuck everyone elses negativity, I'm doing it. Now my question: What are your thoughts on getting dreads done professionally at a salon that specializes in dreads? The reason I'm asking is because I'd rather not do them on myself, I'm a huge perfectionist and I'll just end up doing and re-doing each dread like 6 different times until it's perfect .. none of my friends have a clue so they can't help. I mean are professional dreads still the real deal or is it better to just do them myself? I've read up on them on a couple of websites and I'd still rather not do them myself .. thoughts?
Oh and I e-mailed one of the salons for more info and here's what they said:
We do dreads with or without chemical. Usually without. The only time we use chemical are for dreadperms and people usually get those due to the aesthetics of the curly dreads. The products we use are not used to "make" the dreads but help prevent frizz and speed up the tightening process. They are all natural. Stay away from wax that lists petroleum as an ingredient. I can dread hair in 2-4 hours. Our dreads are instant. You do not have to wait for them to "set". Once they're in, there is a guarantee that they will not fall out.
I had asked about what's in the dread stuff since I'm against chemical shit and animal ingredients.