i'll say that i have worked in corporate offices with daily meetings with politicians multi millionaires deans of universities etc etc (even the head of homeland security) and that's complete rubbish that keeping them well maintained matters
mine have never had a thing done to them and whether its a congressman or a preist, a ceo or anyone .. they don't give a flying fug what your hair looks like if you do your job well
the only comments i ever got was "thoswe are the most beautiful dreads i ever saw" and "can i touch them"
in fact in polls on fb it was shown that people with natural, unmaintained dreads had an unemployment rate 1% BETTER then the national average
while those with maintained dreads had a whopping 65% unemployment rate!
(for statistical purposes, about 70% who took part in the poll had unmaintained dreads)
furthermore, not 1 person was ever told they had to maintain their dreads, yet all those who did ..even though unemployed said they felt they had to to be employable.
this is far far far from the truth.
in all my years of dreading and helping people with dreads there has never once ben a single case of anyone saying their employer said they had to maintain their dreads, nor was there 1 case where anyone was not hired because of messy dreads.... not 1
so if you choose to maintain that's your choice but it is not changing perceptions it is not making you more employable ..if anything its making you feel more secure..that's it..nothing more
27 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 9 feet long
also on the board of, and a student glider pilot with freedoms wings international