Sorry to hear you cut off your dreads due to others against them. But you gotta do what feels right for you. In the future, don't let teachers comments control your life. Respect your mother's, but teachers are there to teach and guide us, not to put a lid on creativity.
Have fun with all the new colors and cuts, be creative and allow yourself to be you....Peace
welcome what knottyboy crap did u use?
Welcome. But knotty boy is a scam. Every product they sell is harmful to locks. Their wax especially. Did you use a kit? Check out the dreaducation page and the recovery forums