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Crisis mode... need help!

By: Australe
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So I'm less than a month away from my one year anniversary of starting my dreads. I'm in a bit of a crisis right now. I want to cut my hair. I miss feeling a brush going through my hair, being able to run my hands through my hair. My dreads are locking up really well, almost a little too well. Some of them are going really crazy... actually MOST of them are going really crazy. More so than I really want them to. I wish I had made smaller sections so as they sucked up and got crazy loopy they wouldn't be as thick as they are. I'm seriously debating cutting all my hair off and starting to regrow my hair with the intention of starting again when its a little bit longer.
I started my hair with T&R, followed by neglect. I feel like they've become part of who I am. But now I'm also working out in the real world again, a small mom and pop's computer shop. I deal with a lot of older customers and often times wonder if they don't think less of me because of how I look. I know it shouldn't bother me but it somewhat does. I didn't realize how well my hair would take to dreadlocks, really didn't want them to get as crazy as they are.
I don't know what to do, this has been a daily thought now for about the last week. Part of me loves my hair, the other part hates it. I don't regret doing it and it seems like a shame to throw in the towel at almost a year. What to do.... what to do...

02/03/13 11:32:39AM @australe:

I appreciate your comments, was chatting with someone on here earlier about it as well. I decided to gently pull the ends apart that are the craziest and just try to bare with it for the time being. THe other thing is they've sucked up so much that I can just barely get them into a ponytail. So my hair is still short. I imagine I'll be much happier with them in another year or so, for one they'll be closer to mature and secondly they'll be longer

02/03/13 11:00:34AM @mons:
Every thing Baba just said!! Plus I'm going to add... Give it a little more time. A week of thinking about this is really not that long. A year ago I started combing my dreads out without really giving it any thought. Thank goodness I'm incredibly lazy, I got bored with it and stopped lol my point is, you just might decide to keep them if you give it a little more time.That being said, you'll do what you feel is best for yourself. Good luck!

Baba Fats
02/03/13 09:45:14AM @baba-fats:

If you really want to take them out, do it. You don't have to cut your hair, though. You can soak it in a ton of conditioner and gently brush them out. The process can take a while. But it's possible. You almost never have to cut your hair to get rid of locks. A lot of brushing will do it too. You may want to get it trimmed when you're done just to even it out, but that's a whole lot better than starting from super short hair. It'll take a lot less time to grow to the length you want it to be, too

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