combing out year and a half old natural locks
Rainbow is right in regards to the economic hardships being felt by all. My bf is clean cut with a BA in communications and a desire to get into public policy and he has been unable to find work for over 3 years now. He is also going to school and taking other classes and earning certificates in areas like programming, etc so that he can offer more skills to the employment arena and he still hasn't landed a job. He's only had about 5 interviews and has been spending a large chunk of every weekday looking for work and putting out apps and rsums so, the joblessness isn't exclusive to people with dreadlocks. Heck, I was able to find a crap part time job during a rather messy stage of my dreadlocks and still have said job.
Anyhoo, I have always been the one to say that if you weigh the pros and cons of any situation justifiably then lean harder on the side that weighs the most. If you find that more than 50% of your personal reasoning's justify keeping or combing then follow that path and don't feel guilty about it. It's not our decision or your boyfriends; you need to do what you feel is right. What we offer is solutions and reasoning for you in regards to keeping them. Take them into consideration but please go with your heart.
Anyhoo, me, wearing one of my snood's with a flower hair pin I made (since you wanted to see more):
You can either make them by yourself or I have seen them retail for as little as 3 dollars. They also come in different colors.
updated by @Valérie: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM