So, a couple years ago I had done some reading into the idealism behind dreadlocks in various cultures and religions. I was intrigued and also thought they were cool looking and had decided to grow my hair out.
Long story short, I had to cut and shave for a job, never having gotten around to putting dreads in.(Or having the knowledge to do so, however you look at it) Anyways, I have since broken free from the mind control of modern society and began to "Do Me" again.
I have some questions about the natural method of locking.
In general, is it possible to form smaller 'cleaner' nice looking dreads through natural methods? If so, how much more/less complicated are they to keep and maintain?
I deleted most of this post to make less reading, and I expect to get flamed when I say this. :-/ (Sorry trying to make it shorter and easier to understand, I have no personal issue with any style of dreads or hair, but I think certain ones would look horrible on me, and not fit my personality.)
But when I look at some of the "TimeLines" on here. That is exactly what I do NOT want my hair to look like. I guess I would not mind it temporarily some of them seem to be over a year + in to the natural process and they still have hair that hardy really resembles dreadlocks, looks more just like dirty unwashed curly hair.
Will these peoples hair eventually look good, or always just nappy/oily/curly? Do they choose to keep it that way?
My hair is only 2-3 inches right now, contemplating the natural method vs. some that people do not seem to like.
Basically I do not want to have the "Side Show Bob" style dreads that are random sizes and places. Is it possible to section/maintain natural dreads!?
I know this sounds cliche, but I am using it for convenience. Can get "Lions Mane" style dreads starting from natural? Or will I be forced to have "Hobo Rockstar" dreads?
Also, I have rather straight & thick hair. How bad would it be to start using interlocking, and then cut the interlock parts off once developed. Would that be a better way to maintain size/shape?
updated by @rude-bwoy: 01/13/15 09:52:33PM