I've wanted dreadlocks since I was probably about 11 or 12. I went to a catholic school so I had to wait until I was in college. I love them. I think that dreadlocks are a reflection of the wearers personality. Messy dreads show the persons ease in physical appearance. Tight, perfect dreads show that the wearer is probably a perfectionist. Dreads with string and beads show the persons fun side. The colors they choose and the type of bead will tell you further. After having met so many dreadheads, as well as being responsible for a handful of dreadlocks, I can almost tell what kinds of dreadlocks the person will end up having by their personality. This is probably my favorite thing about dreadlocks. Every head is different and reflects each individual.
The longer you have your dreads, the more you get to know them. You'll have your favorites, and you'll also meet your rascals. Only YOU know your dreads. I can tell you where my fattest dread is, where my shortest dread is, which ones are my favorites, which one has a fish tail and which one is the most rascal. Ask me, and I can pull it out of my head without even thinking. You gain a relationship between your dreads, and no one knows them better than you.