What do your parents/friends think of your locks?
My mother (aka my family) isn't very conservative but my amazing partners family is. They're classic southern and have adapted to me pretty well considering they haven't had to come in such close contact with someone like me before. I realize this is different but I think a large dose of confidence is really essential to dealing with the public at anytime that you might stick out. I have never been good at noticing what people think of me. I'm me and no matter how I've tried to fit in, in the past, I've never been very good at it. I'm great at being me. It's all i can do. People have many things to say about me, but I know who I am and it there's no feeling better than being in your own skin once you're comfortable being there