Versatility with Dreadlocks
My dreadlocked hair is very long and my husband likes very long hair. He would like me to grow it to the floor but I had to tap out at 4 ft, that was just too long for me. I cut mine back this past summer to 3.5 feet and I’m really considering cutting off another foot, at least to my waist. I wouldn’t go shorter than waist-length out of respect for him though.
For versatility what I do is have the front of my hair unlocked and cut fairly short (I usually trim it back around 8-10 inches). I wear this part of my hair in different ways; twists, cornrows, just out, curled. That’s something you could try if you don’t want to cut it and just want to change up your look now and then.
Here are some pics from various years showing this. First one from 2000. Front loose in twist-out (hair twisted when wet then taken out)
2004, front loose in afro
Hair loose in front in big twists
Hair loose in front cornrowed, 2005
One big fat flat twist in front, 2009
Not sure of the year, maybe 2011ish. Hair loose in front and just parted in the middle
I rocked this for a few years, hair shaved on both sides, loose on top, dreads in one big ponytail
Now I have locked the front off and on over the years as well, here is a more recent pic from 2013, front dreadlocked and curled, rest of locks back in a bun