Who else had/has to deal with people telling them they should get their dreads done "properly"?
I'm getting married in a few months. When we first got engaged, my mom kept telling me that I should cut my 4 year old locks off and grow my hair back and then she'd pay for me to have them done "properly" at a salon. I keep telling her that they ruin locks, but she still at least wants me to clean them up for the wedding.
My aunt is still under the impression that locks will make me go bald faster, but I try telling her that if I don't mess with them, they are the healthiest hairstyle to have. The only thing that will make me go bald is my genes. And yes, I will go bald. I know it. But as long as I have hair, I'll have locks.