Just wanted to introduce myself. I've been reading compulsively ever since I found this site. I'm so glad I did because I was actually looking for a salon to put dreads in for me! So... I am a 52 year old white woman which seems to be quite the minority here. Most of you look very young. But that's ok. I've wanted dreads for as long as I can remember. However, I always worked in conservative jobs where they would not have been accepted. Now I don't work anymore and I don't have to please anyone but myself! I'm sure people in my family will be horrified once they see me though.
Today is day 3 for going natural. I never realized how naturally curly my hair is. I guess that's because I always brushed the curl out of it and always used tons of products on it. I'm excited and scared about the process. I think the curliness is going to really help the process. My hair is super thick and coarse so I think it will take to dreading pretty well.
The one thing I don't get is how do you go out in public during the really messy hair phase? I live in Florida and it is so godawful hot right now, I can't imagine wearing any kind of hat other than a baseball cap for a short period of time. Would that be ok?
Looking forward to getting to know some of you. Thanks so much SE for this website!
Any others like me out there????
updated by @butterfly: 02/14/15 03:48:58AM