Thanks everybody for your support While I was in Idaho I *almost* decided to not dread or at least wait awhile, because I spent a lot more time doing my hair than I typically did at home, and I do think I have very pretty, soft, nice normal hair lol. But as soon as I got home and fell back into my 'normal' routine of hardly ever doing my hair and looking in the mirror, it was really easy to go right into not combing and dreading.
Tomorrow marks 1 week since I stopped combing! I just put up some photos on my page if anyone wants to go take a peek I haven't told dad, I don't know if mom mentioned anything to him, but the subject hasn't come up again since the trip. I think if anything comes up I will probably boil it down to: I'm a grown woman, it's my head and my choice.
I do have some deeper personal reasons for dreading, but at the moment, it's because I find the natural process SO AMAZINGLY FASCINATING. I think it's kind of ridiculous how excited I get about tangles now hahaha.