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I waited so long to start my dreads, first because I thought- like so many people-that I had to go get them done (or not wash my hair forever). The thought of saving up money to do it made me procrastinate (thank god!). Second, because I worked for other people and the thought of explaining my dreads.. well.. made me procrastinate. I thought, "One day, when I work for myself, it won't matter.." I went through massage school, and they make you believe that people only get massage from prim & proper people, and you'd never have a successful practice or get hired if you had something like- god forbid- dreadlocks. ! So, I put myself in a place in my life where I work for myself, and lo and behold! I have a successful practice, with really cool clients, and dreads! It's common practice to wear your hair back if you have long hair, due to hygiene, so I'm sure not many clients even notice. But by the time they do, they'll already love my work, so my hair won't matter. If it does, I don't care. It's my work that's important, not my hair. I have gauged ears, 00g, and wear awesome huge earrings (another thing in massage school they said wouldn't fly), and I get compliments on them everyday. I almost fell into the salon trap and found this site just in time! Hair dreads naturally? "DUH!" I said to myself! SE- the community here is so amazing and inspiring!