i'm doing it via neglect for a few reasons. 1. it's free! nothing to do but rip apart knots for the next 10 months. 2. i think they have more character than backcombed dreads. every dread will form in its on way and have it's own "personality" if you will. and 3. i'm just excited to watch them form over the months. it's been two weeks tomorrow, and i already have like, 9 "dreads" on one side of my head, 4 on the other, and 2 in the back. (by "dreads" i mean there's little knots in the middle of the hair i sectioned :D)
now...my boyfriend isn't to thrilled about my natural dreadies..he looked up some pictures of other people's dreads that were still forming, and of course they get a little crazy as they mature. but now he's freakin out telling me my hair's gonna look like shit. now, for me, i could care less what people think of my hair. but i'd always have that awkward feeling being around him when my hair was wild.
so. my question. should i just brush em out and backcomb? they would be more maintained, but it totally takes away the expierence for me...in your own opinion, which do you think is the "better" choice and why?