2. Do you think it would make it impossible to find mainstream work?
3. Any tips from anyone who has ever had dreads? (The process of starting them right, how to part the hair, upkeep, etc.)
4. Should I dread or not?
I'm thinking of dreading my hair. It's very curly (for a white chick) so it wouldn't be hard to do as I wouldn't be fighting my natural hair but actually going with it. I think the only reasons that I am hesitating are because I love my curls and I need to be looking for a new job. However, I've been looking for a change and my hair looks horrible short so thats a no go and I can always take them out if a new job won't allow them. Also I'm going camping for a week in the mountains in August, no showers, and dreads would be SO much easier to deal with.
This is me
(Please excuse the goofy expression, click on me if you need more pictures)
I want dreads that look like this
EDIT: After more thought, they would have to look more like the second picture. My hair would just frizz like crazy if I left it like the kid. But isn't he adorable?