Since deciding that I needed to make a career change, whether it be school or Peace Corps, I have decided to change my hair into something I’ve always wanted. The question is no longer WHEN I will do this (for it will be within the year AFTER my bike ride) but WHAT I will do.
Years ago, my friend Tara used to braid my entire head of hair for Taco Bell. No extensions were used, as I was young and had full, thick hair. But now, I want fuller hair.
Also years ago, my friend Nick once told me that I would look really good with dreadlocks. At first I balked at this idea, but have since then come to enjoy the idea.
As my last year of working at my current company commences, I have decided to start making my dream of beautiful hair a reality. No longer will I let the corporate man dictate what my beautiful locks should look like. I will be in control of MY OWN HAIR’S DESTINY!!!
So I found some pictures of hair off the internet. I had Josh photo shop my face into the photos, to give everyone an idea of what I’m thinking of:
Cassie with Dreadlocks:
The Pros of this is that it's natural and 100% my hair for free. The cons is that it will take a long time to grow out to this length in the photo. 3-4 years.
With Josh's brother in town, i grilled him on his dreadlocks - as well as researched them online. i think i could swing this 'do - and keep it nice and clean. i have heard some not too nice descriptions of smelly, bug-infested dreads that scared me a little - but after researching them online, i found that this can be true and happen to dreads ONLY IF YOU ARE A SMELLY HIPPIE.
So no fear there. You DO wash them often, and you DO have to take care of them as much (if not more) than regular hair to keep them healthy and pretty.
Here is Cassie with Braids:
Now, the pros of this is that i would get instant hair and could have whatever colors extentions i wanted (i want black braids and maybe 1 or 2 extentions with color). The cons are that this is temporary, i will be spending tons of money, and i will have to continue to go to the beauty shop for upkeep.
So there you have it. I'm still debating which 'do to dawn. I'm leaning heavily toward the dreads, but wanted to get other people's opinions. Have any dread or extention stories? Any more pros and cons to think about? i'd like your feedback!