Hello, there! I figured the best way to test the waters around here is in this bit of the forum, and also, this works as a great place to explain myself to all of you! My name is Heather and I like animals, salt and vinegar chips, shopping for home decor, greasy food, homemade anything, technology, my boyfriend, my xbox, beer, blankets, and WoW. I also like dreadlocks. However, dreadlocks are something I do not have.
As I said, I currently do not have dreadlocks. I have wanted dreads for a very, very long time but I've never had the courage to actually take the leap and dread my hair. The real push for me lately has been that I plan on taking a one-way trip to Europe in a few months and I would rather not have my hair as an issue. Considering that my hair si very thick and unruly, doing it while backpacking and bumming around Europe could pose a problem! Currently, my hair is a few inches below my shoulders and a vibrant red. My hair has been red for a very long time and I hope to keep it that way once I dread my hair. I have heard that hair colour is still usable on dreadlocks, but I have not yet decided if I would prefer henna or chemicalcolours (taking into consideration both my goal colour and the health of my locked hair).
I would love to hear some suggestions on colouring, caring for, and initially getting dreads! I'm excited to be a part of the community and from what I've seen, you all look like very nice people with beautiful hair! Much thanks.
updated by @heather: 01/13/15 09:30:13PM