Hi Elvira. I hear what you are saying. You can't stop them from saying it and it does bother and hurt, so many of us have been through that. . Nothing we can do about that but hang tougher. You are half way there and the best is yet to come. When I was 8 months into my journey, my son got married. Do you know what I did? For that one time, I went into a hairdressers, (one I never went to because it was out of town) and had them create a beautiful up do, and I mean beautiful. Take in your own bobby pins, the ones that are slightly wider than regular bobby pins, same length, but the have a wider gap between the two sides. Believe it or not, she used 50 of them, and made my hair look fantastic. Then she added in a thin scarf wrap that came with my dress. I could not have been happier with how it turned out. I did let her use a little hair spray, and the next day I used my Neutrogena Anti Residue Shampoo and soaked my dreads in the tub for 1/2 hour, just to make sure all the hairspray was removed. Just don't let them talk you into adding gel or anything else to them. Wide hairpins and hairspray only (not too much hairspray). You can add any accessories into it, like flowers, head wrap to match your dress...etc..Just take a whole bunch of items you might want to add in, then choose what would work best once your hair is done & she will add it in for you...You too can have beautiful hair for your prom, who says you can updo it once...oh yeah, take out the bobby pins at the end of the night, don't sleep with them in.
Wait until all those annoying people see your dreads at the 3 year mark, when they are mature and have grown longer. Bet they will say sorry by then......Enjoy your prom, you will be gorgeous.....peace