Thanks to everyone that replied, you all helped me out more than u know
and if anyone wants to know..I'm not gonna risk dying my dreads- the blonde mixed with my root color looks cool anyways Faelwynn said:
I dyed my dreads a bright copper red a few months in (I think it was 3 or 4 months in) and while I did an okay job, I'm not sure that it was entirely worth it. I was still getting red dye out of my dreads for a week or better after the initial dye job, and the color was really really uneven. Granted, I was advised to pour all the mix into a bowl and try to apply it with my hands... not a good idea if you're applying dye all by yourself. I about choked on the fumes even though I was in a really well ventilated area. If you're going to try to do something like that, I would try consulting someone (my first thought was Lish from 'Get up, Dread up' another dread forum/livejournal... she's been bleaching and dying her dreads for years with awesome results) who's done it frequently and with a high amount of success and see if they can give you any tips/help you do the job. Personally, I find it easier to just embrace your natural hair color, but I won't lie, I do (and very often) find myself longing for red locks again.