:D Well I did love having my first set of dreads be blonde. We will see how it goes this time around! And I understand the not waiting to get dreads. For me once I decided to get them again it was so hard to wait! I did a combo of backcomb/tnr last time and wanted my hair sectioned again this time to use the same method. So I had to wait for my husband to help me and he really didn't want to help so it took a little while...You know I combed my first set out after 4 years. It took me 3 months but I did it! And it is weird but after the dreading and all the dying and bleaching my hair was in great condition! I have seen my fair share of damaged hair from years of bleaching in the past myself too. xD
Love the color on your ends. I was growing out the black dye in my hair before I started dreading. But it was only about half way there so I will have darker ends.