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Hey guys! So im a Asian guy and i used to straighten and spike my hair, and it would take me ages every morning, until a couple months back, i had a bit of a mental break down, (or thats what my mates called it), and shaved it all off.
My hair is only just starting to grow out enough now, to start thinking about what i should do with my hair , and above all, dreads is the stand out option. They'd be way easier than those god-damn spikes i had and they would suit my personality for the most part. Ever since i shaved my hair, i started taking a way more chilled view to life, and it crossed my mind that dreads might be a option for when my hair grows out, but i thought a Asian dude with dreads would probably look really weird.
I was in Thailand for the past 2 weeks and i saw a bunch of Thai guys with dreads and i was like, "dude, Asian guys can totally look good with dreads", so i decided to start looking into it more, and thats why iv'e signed up to the site. The problem is, its been 2 months since i shaved my head and my hair is only about 3/4 of an inch long, and i have no idea how short you can start growing dreads from. I assume i could start the neglection method at this length, and i will be doing exactly that, but i have to ask you guys, what other methods can i try? Or how much longer do i have to grow my hair to try other methods? The Twist and rip method interests me, but it looks like i would have to have alot longer hair to try that.
Can anyone suggest any methods i can try with short hair, or tell me how long to grow it before i can try anything?
My hair is actually pretty thick and wiry at the moment, (which surprises me after ive spent years with hair that was really thin from the straightener). I'm not that worried if the dreads don't look great while my hairs too short, because I wear the same wool beanie pretty much everyday of my life, I love the thing to death, so if they don't look great at first, ill just cover them with it, as long as they look good when they grow out.
Anyway, if you guys have any suggestions on how to start growing dreads for a guy with real short hair, or if you know how long i should try and get my hair before i start, let me know.
I really appreciate any advice i can get, Thanks guys!!!
Hopefully in a couple months i should have some sick Locs starting to grow out!!!