Well, If you want to grow beautiful, HEALTHY locks, they do take awhile, 1-2 years to reach maturity. You can get creative for when you need to work..tie them up...hats...knit a bun holder and put them in...head band....head wrap.
Please do you hair a favour and do not GET instant dreads made, they are not real dreads and are one of the most damaging thing you can do to your hair, so I don't recommend any salon.
For dreads to form, they shrink up, so that is why there is shrinkage in length. Can't be avoided. but you know what, once they are done, they start to grow very quickly. I see photos of 3 year old natural dreads, and they are long again.....Worth every step of the way.....Peace
christine zientek said:
but when you do it naturally doesn't it take a while to look decent? I can not really get away with super messy looking hair for work.