Locks, Dreads, Natural Hair
Dreadslocks for some are the coolest, trendiest,naturalist, urban look there is.
Slowly moving and still making it into mainstream society. Like a brother sisterhood league of its own. They still can be a little challenging job hunting, but if you have a win win attitude and you are super positive you may be able to pull it off.
The most talked about issue with wearing dreads is proper cleansing. Most people think individuals that are wearing dreadlocks never shampoo their hair. That is the farthest from the truth. Sure, they can be dirty, but so can your straight hair as well when it needs shampooing.
Dreads lock better when they are clean. The idea of dreadlocks is that the hair gets tangled and knotted, then after a while the knots get tighter and smooth out into a dread.
You do not want to use a moisturizing shampoo or conditioner whereas dreads and braids are a little harder to rinse well because the hair holds residues more because of the way hair is tightly packed together. The conditioners are made for what they say on the bottles, to moisturize and condition which means the conditioner will stay on the surface of the hair and cause the dreads to unlock and go straight on you...
You want to use a residue free black soap or a unscented clarifying shampoo that removes any and all surface oils and/or conditioners. You need squeaky clean hair!
The knotting can be done with a fine tooth comb, most will work as long as its really strong and not flimsy. Metal pet combs are great because they won't break no matter how hard you pull on them.