My first attempt at dreads back combed and waxed. Looked good for two days then poo after that. Took out because I couldn't handle it 3mnths. Second time natural. Took it out because my dreads where big balls in my hair. 2mths. Now I twist and ripped and am very happy. Once you do research you will know what all I am talking about. I learned from trail and error. i also learned before I started my last set that I needed to built my patience, and self confidence. So I could handle the negitive and learn to emprace the good. My heart just kept saying dreads. i got tons of compliments on my non dreaded hair all the time, but I wasn't happy and that's what made the difference.
dreads are a journey. I can relate them to the stories of the boys going out into the wilderness and coming back a man.
But in a moderncence beginning dreads, going through the disapproval, sterotyping, Questioning your decision, worrying about jobs and what others think. Going out in the world with your dreads at first can be scary. thenyou figure out for yourself what you think and then realizing you have the courage to stand up for what youthink...I think dreads build character like that.
If I was your friend I'd tell you if you havethecourage to believe..then I don't doubt you:)What helped me was studing dreads and everything ascociated with them. So if someone sayed ....I was trying to be black or somthing like that...I would say...I am that i am only by the grace of god. And if someone asked me if I was a rasta...I could say40 percent. i respect the way of life but do not believe in some of the principles. Like the above post many interesting people have came up to me and had conversations with me different types from when I was main stream. A lot more of my kinda people creative...open minded ect. i was so unhappy with my life because i wasn't being true to myself. Someone called me a name I'd just mope around and believe then and do what they did because I didn't have the courage to do my own thing.