So... I've been thinking a few days whether to write about this, because it's a little embarrassing. I don't know how to talk to people with dreads. When I started my dreads, we were in Florida on a job. I didn't see any people around with dreads, except Jamaicans, who I consider to have dreads I could never hope to come close to having as cool of dreads as that with my white girl hair. Then we came out to Oregon and then traveled around to places like Eureka, CA. Woah! I found where all the dreadies are hiding! Whenever I see someone, especially a pale white person like myself, with dreads I get really excited because until recently I hadn't been seeing other people with dreads, but I totally freeze up and feel like a shy little kid. I want to ask them about their hair, what method they used, how old their dreads are, etc, but I feel awkward. Maybe because at 6 months, I'm still a little self-conscious about my short, awkward babies. It's easy to talk with dreadies about dreads on here, but in general, is there a way to approach one another? Or is it generally accepted not to acknowledge each other, you know, play it cool? I know that sounds weird, but in 6 months, I've had a lot of people stare, but I haven't had 1 single person outside of family say anything about my hair to me. I've generally considered that a good thing (better nothing than discouraging comments), and out on the West coast I figured it was more because dreads are a little more common. Anyway, just wondering if anyone has any thoughts or experience on the subject.
updated by @taby: 01/13/15 09:50:53PM