I've been considering growing natural dreads for well over a year, and my hair is currently around shoulder length but not in dreads. I was wondering if there are any advantages to shaving my head or cutting it back short first before I regrow my hair using the natural dread method of simply not combing, brushing or conditioning. Other than seeming more 'purist' is there any difference in terms of how my dreads will end up looking and also the process itself as far as the awkward/frizzy stage or will I essentially just be setting myself back two years???
updated by @james93: 01/13/15 10:06:38PM