is a not great, but okay, picture of my dreadlocks. When my boyfriend has more time to work on them, they look much better, but in general this is how they look.
I need advice on whether or not to cut them off. If I do, it will be sad for me. I had dreadlocks for 1 1/2 years previous to this time and cut them for reasons I can't explain (except for my brother was getting married, I was in the wedding, he hinted..). As soon as my hair grew out I had my boyfriend put my dreadlocks back in. I missed them so much! That was last September. It has been just over a year since I put them back in. Now I keep thinking maybe I should cut them off.
I sometimes feel like I am confined by one look, one style, b/c of the locks. They aren't long enough to pull back yet, they usually end up with a hair scarf or band of some kind. This is the extent of my hairdoing. I have tried so many styles in the past, and none of them make me happy. Most of the time, my dreads make me happy and comfortable, but when I get really down on myself, like I have been the past month, I start to wonder if they are pulling down my self-esteem.
Okay that is my jumbled respresentation of the question: Should I keep the dreads, or cut them off? I think I will add a poll, and see if I get responses.