FAQ: Should I Get Dreadlocks?

I am considering to get dreadlocks. What would be good reasons not to get them?

Although I absolutely LOVE dreads on many dudes and "dudettes", there are many people (and companies!!!!!) that see them as no-no style. They feel they harbor dirt and diseases. You can do a good job shampooing them on the surface, but it is harder to get the dust and dirt from the inside, unless you spend a lot of time of lathering, squeezing, rinsing your precious dreads. Even that some companies may be OK with dreads, still think of the job opportunities you may loose due to the individuals that see dreads in a negative light.

You may have to get used to sleeping on them - they will not be as soft as your pillow.

There may be more reasons why you should not get them (ie. financial), but many reasons why you should get them (for looks and coolness, and on rare occasions for a job in movies/theater/entertainment). Either way, if you will go for it - good luck and enjoy them.

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This post should be taken as a first step for a discussion with your hairdresser and/or colorist about your ideas, desires or problems with your hair. Under no circumstances, you should act upon this post ONLY. I strongly advice you to have your hair done by a skilled and reputable hairdresser/colorist in your area.