Dreads, braids, or other natural styles can actually be less painful. My mother kept my hair in two braids most of my life (with many hours of very painful detangling each week) and when I started wearing traditional, natural black hairstyles, haircare got a lot easier. I'm very tender headed, too, which when I was a child, I thought meant I was picky, lazy, or "bad," but as an adult, I've found I'm just unusually sensitive on my scalp. My only concern would be his patience as he waits for his dreads to mature.
My 11 yr old brother-in-laws have dreads.
They have had them for a few years now. It looks great on them, and is actually very little maintenence for them and their parents once they mature a bit.
It looks very cute on them.
Me 40 . Partner to mamacolleen 33 . DD born July 2009 . Twin boys born Nov 2012.
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