so i am 14 months into my journey. my dreads are all locked up but arevery short and filled with loose hair. i dont really do any maintenance. i so look forward to when they get long and more mature. i started dreadlocks to coincide with my weightloss journey. to see how they change as i changed. ive lost 70lbs so far and half 70 more to go. i would love to keep them to at least my goal weight...the problem. they dont fit my lifestyle. because they are so short i have a very difficult time putting them up. i have one bun style i can wear them in. i cant leave them down because its too hot in texas. its also very painfull to have them up like this for too long.sometimes they drive me crazy. i love how natural and free my dreadlocks are, but i still like to look nice. and i need to start applying for jobs soon and i think im going to have some real trouble since im looking in the customer service area. and now i've come up against another wall. i horseback ride for enjoyment and exercise. its something very important to me. now im starting english lessons where i will need to ride in a helmet. theres just no way i can get a helmet on and still have my hair up. its too thick. i dont know what to do. ive had thought about taking them out before and i feel like thats giving up somehow. i started dreading to have a sort of a freeing experience and i feel morse strapped down then ever. maybe they just arent for me...any insight?
updated by @alyssaanne: 02/14/15 04:57:10PM