I thought I'd start by explaining how I came to have my dreadlocks. I've wanted dreadlocks since I was in middle school. I went to a catholic school, so waiting until I graduated from high school was my only option. In 2010 I got my first dreadlocks. I separated, backcombed and crocheted all of them myself. It took 2 weeks to put them in. I felt I wasn't fully prepared mentally and physically. My head would itch constantly because I didn't have a good shampoo. I also missed my long hair. So I combed them out a few months later. About a year later, on September 25, 2011, they made a comeback. I had bet a good friend of mine that if he finally got his dreadlocks, I would get mine too. So after eight hours of backcombing and crocheting, I began again with 112 dreadlocks. Now, 5 months later, I have 102, all of which I cherish to the root.