wow, so glad I found you guys! After years of longing, I have finally thrown caution to the wind and started my dreads. I have wanted them for so long but always held back. My DH just left on a long naval deployment
:and I decided what the heck, life is short, I am doing it! My only concern is that I will be seeking a academic post-doctoral research position next year and although I could cut my hair I really really really want to keep my dreads. Us academics are usually a bunch of freaks
anyway but I just hope my PhD and resume speaks for itself. Anyone have any experiences with this sort of issue?
And no I don't 't think it is cultural appropriation. I think it is about loosing the bond of having the perfect stylish sexy hair, being natural, and declaring freedom from social standards. But that's just me.
Right now they are just starting to be individual locks but pretty loose. I can't wait until they tighten up. My hair is super straight so it may take awhile. I am just so excited I finally did it.