Lumps, Bumps and weird Knots.
I'm a newbie too. Here's what I've learned from this forum and experience so far:
Maybe your cranky lock is on a cowlick?
If you are 6 to 8 months along, it might take a while before your parents get used to it and stop nagging you about them.
In regards to your job, as long as you keep your hair clean and within the job regs (pulling them back or using a hair net, etc.), it shouldn't be a problem.
As for prom? There are so many things you can do with your dreads to "fancy" them up if that is what you want. From beads & barrettes to fascinators to weaving flowers and/or ribbons in them, you are only limited by your imagination.
Hi Jackie! I know what you mean, there are so many pictures of beautiful small people with dreads out there. My big annoyance is that so many of the pics of dreads on the 'net are so overstyled that its hard to find "real" pictures. (Like the difference between a bathing suit on a model and one on a consumer. LOL) That is one of the reason why I like this site - most of the pics here are of real people and their real dreads.
My dreads are nowhere near mature, they are in the frizzy super loopy stage right now, but I am a "big girl" (big woman?) and I love my dreads.
I agree with Tara C., definitely thought provoking. Things work differently with different people - some OTC or script Rx works better and with others, herbal remedies.
As for which is better, I believe Mother Nature created the herbal remedies and also encouraged us to evolve with brains to solve medical mysteries. The best society would honor a balance and cooperation between the two.
The very act of having dreads seems to have given me more confidence, which is one of many things I hoped it would do. My hair is long enough that I cannot really wrap them up (haven't figured out how to yet) and its too hot to wear a hat, so other than just pulling them away from my face, I haven't hidden them from anyone.
I haven't had any negative comments and one positive one from a waitress. The only odd reaction was at my daughter's band performance. My husband and I showed up late (but still before it started) and as we were climbing the steps to the seats, there was a very obvious hush and stare from the audience. The irony was, I was not the only one there with dreads, but I was the only Caucasian there with them. LOL