I have been tossing around the idea of getting dreadlocks lately. Has anyone here ever had them? Are they hard to take care of/get started? How about taking them out?
One red flag in my mind is the whole riding helmet business...would I need to buy a larger helmet if the one I have now fits fine? And since my heads sweats with a helmet on, can dreads be washed regularly?
Another thing...are they commonly accepted in the workplace? I work at a dog grooming salon where we encourage owners to brush their dogs at home so them don't become matted. Would it be too ironic if my own hair was essentially matted? I plan on keeping them neat and contained to an extent, but should I talk to my manager before I do this?
Anything else I should know before I make my final decision?