Before I started my dread journey, I always was distracted by the way my hair sat so flat on my head. It seemed like it just clinged to my noggin, and was kinda lifeless. It seemed like it had no body to it. Now...I am absolutely loving the texture! The density is different and substantial. I literally can't stop touching it. I know that's not a good thing. And actually one downside: I find myself obsessing over my hair now more than ever. that's one thing I don't like. Before, i never really spent a lot of time looking at my hair in the mirror. At this point I am always checking it in the mirror--but it is mainly to see the progress of the dreadies since I am only 6 months in. Hopefully that will lessen as they come into themselves.