I really appreciate this post, very glad you posted it. I'm on day 4 of my journey, hehe not far but veryn excited. I only mentioned to my mom the other day that I was doing more research on dreads and she was not happy at all. I got the whole "youre going to ruin your hair and have to shave your head" "they look so nasty" "your going to look like a boho" and then finally " I don't even want to talk about this." She wouldn't even hear my reasoning.It put a huge damper on my mood for my dreads. Almost made me change my mind honestly. I don't want to disappoint my mom she's the closest thing to me. But after reading this post I have another outlook once again. A new hope. She will get used to them and I really believe she will learn to love them with me:) so thank you very much for this post!!!