I am 17 with thick ,little longer then shoulder length hair,considering dreadlocks,I already decided on going to the salon then maintaining them myself(i'm going to a salon thats with knotty boy)they have great reviews,small place with honest and kind staff who are educated about dreads(I was to nervous to ask them these questions,social anxiety etc). I know a lot of people here are against going to the salon,I know the risks,costs, horror stories etc,but it's how i'm going to start them.So my concerns are;
1.) will I look okay with dreadlocks? Seriously,im a fat kid,not extremely fat or anything but bigger than your average girl,I got pudgy cheeks man .__. I was told by some stylist that I should always get a haircut that frames my face,have any of you seen a bigger person with dreads,how did it look?
2.)how long will the scalp show after you get them?
3.)How long till they look good and not springy(done tightly at a salon but not to tight)
4.)best natural products for them such as shampoo (hopefully something suited for oily hair,I have seriously bad oily hair) etc
5.)any recommended face framing styles?
6.)how to deal with the discrimination I will surely face with them(I live in a small town and I have never seen anyone with dreadlocks in all my 17 years here,a lot of people here are closed minded and old fashioned)
I know this may seem like im getting them only for the look but I have my personal reasons for perusing and wanting them.Do any of you have dreads that frame your face? Any of you have your dreads parted at the side? Il put up pics of my hair currently if anyone decides to answer and wishes to see my pudgy face,also,id love to see pics of dreads that frame face,with fringe etc. Thanks for reading
updated by @autumn-young: 02/15/15 05:45:27AM