Circle Dancer, it could be that you are giving off body language that cause people to not approach you with all sorts of random questions...or it could be that your set of locks is still too young for people to pay all that much attention yet. I didn't start getting all sorts of questions from strangers until about year 3. But...who knows.
The most common question that people ask me is, "How do you wash your hair." I love this question...and when I tell them you wash it just like you would undreaded hair...they stare blankly at you as if they can't comprehend that dreads are just...unbrushed hair!
Then the people who ask how I dreaded my hair...it really is amazing how they can't believe all you have to do is stop brushing it. "Really?" They ask..."Really." is the answer you all actually understand being a part of this community.
Every so often I encounter someone who after some sort of exchange about how long I've been dreading...and the method...how long they are. They get the courage to show the babies they have been nurturing. It amazes me at how often these people have been told to stop washing their hair completely...they also were told to let it dread on their own...but even though I know this community tells me I need to wash my hair more....I wash mine frequently enough that I'm known to smell good and be a clean dready!
It's these little baby dreadies who look at me in shock when I tell them that if they wash their hair once a week to every two weeks (I know you all do more...I know...) that their hair will lock up faster than the stinky, gross, and oily mess they showed me. I also told them that if they used sea salt rinses... and Dr Bronner's soap that they'll see a lot more progress! (We do have soft water in most places here in Portland and this was the advise I was giving out to people even before I stumbled on this community!
I will probably always be a turning point in that little baby dready's set of locks...sorta feels cool.
I know I mentioned this in another post...but...still the most amazing question I got after a person learned I let my hair dread naturally...is if my pubes were dreaded too. That poor person musta had one hellva mental image going on their for a minute!
I mean...why would someone dread pubes?! wow...