Hey i'm 17 and i feel like getting dreadlocks just because i love the way it looks even though i know nobody where i live who has dreadlocks and lots of poeple tell me i have really nice hair and i shouldn't do that because it's dirty... but i wish i could just try and keep them for like 4-6 months but i know they might not even have matured in such short time so maybe its not even worth it... plus idn where to go to get them done
You could do them yourself, with or without the help of a friend. You don’t need to go to a salon or anything. I think you need to do a bit more research to help you make your decision: look into the different methods that can be used to make them - backcombing, twist and rip, neglect etc, to see which one would be right for you. Look into the maintenance that is required, the pros and cons, all of these things can be found with a simple google search. Or if you have any specific questions I’d be happy to help you. If you want dreads simply because you like how you look, that’s a good enough reason, as long as you are fully aware of what you are getting yourself into before you decide to go for it. They take a long time to make, and just as long to take out - something you wouldn’t really want to go through in a short period of time. In 4-5 months they wouldn’t be fully mature, but they’d definitely have started to tighten up so wouldn’t be too easy to just comb out. For temporary dreadlocks you could try out synthetic dreads if you want to see how they’d look on you. You can buy them online, or make them yourself; have a look on youtube, there are loads of videos showing you how. Synthetics don’t require the same maintenance as real dreadlocks though, so either way, do lots of research and find out as much information as you can to help you make your decision. Good luck!
P.S. It doesn’t matter what people think if you absolutely know you love them. When you have dreadlocks you will constantly be faced with questions and opinions from people who know nothing about them at all. This is where doing your research can help, so you can explain with facts, that dreadlocks aren’t dirty - hair needs to be clean in order for the hair to knot, and other answers to the number of questions that will definitely come your way.