So let me start by saying...I have the worst head of hair of anyone on the planet. Ok, maybe the 2nd worst. I'm not bald...at least not by design, but I am frequently by choice as you see in my pics here. I try to change my look as much as possible, which can be challenging due to my horrendous head of hair. But this is where the afro comes in. I can grow a badass afro. I kid you not, sometimes even the brothers are jealous of my kickin' rug. For having a less than stellar lid, the fro certainly makes up for it. But I haven't seen it in a good while. The last time I saw any hair on my head, it was brown. Now it's turning gray. What a depressing thing to say, but f*** it, right? It is what it is...nature taking its course. So my little man, otherwise known as the Scoobster, has a beautiful head of hair. He's got the loose curls that the ladies go crazy over. Too bad he's too young to fully comprehend that...let alone take advantage of it. Someday!!! The 2 of us were watching a movie over the holidays when he saw this white dude with dreadlocks. He thought that was the coolest thing ever that this dude had blonde snakes growing out of his head. It was then that I went upstairs & grabbed an old picture of myself from the 90's when I had some locks of my own. His mind was completely blown! His dad had those very snakes growing out of his head as well. Why I had never shown him that photo of me is beyond me, but the kid is only 5. There's probably a lot of things about his pops he has yet to discover. After 1 look at that pic, he said daddy you gotta grow those snakes again. I cautiously agreed telling him if I do it, you have to too. He jumped off the couch flying through the air like superman. He was totally stoked. We haven't run this idea by his mama yet, we're just waiting for the right time...if there is such a thing. But I told him regardless of what his mother says, I'll grow mine out. This process of turning a bald head into a full head of dreadlocks doesn't happen overnight. It takes a great deal of time & it's a total pain in the pooper...not to mention you can't wash your hair for a while. Believe it or not, I'm totally fine with that. My hair now is about an inch long...please don't make any penis jokes...and it'll take some time before I can bust out the bees wax and start twisting. I guess between now & then, I'll be growing out the fro. Have a pleasant day...peace!!