Last night, I noticed a man looking at me while shopping in WD. He finally stopped me in one aisle and asked if I was growing dreadlocks. I said I was trying to, but it was taking a long time, and he laughed. He said they looked good and to hang in there. He said he had long ones once and cut them off and regretted it. His head was shaved on the sides with only a skull cap of short dreads on top.
So funny, after over 6 months, I've only had 2 comments, both positive. Lots of ugly faces made, but I always smile back which confuses them and they mostly end up smiling back. Best way to handle it so far.