It's always nice when you get to your goal size! Although,don't be surprised if that goal changes-it seems people rarely stick to their original goal size. What happens is you get used to it,& think 'Well,it's only another mm or so for the next one...'. My original goal size was 0g (like many),but then I went to a 00g & swore I'd stop,then just kept going up a mm from there til I was at 13mm.That seemed so big at the time,but now I'm used to it,& contimplated going to 14mm,but I think seriously this time I'm going to stop. I'm a little older,so I can't really get away with bigger ones.That happens w/alot,so don't be surprised if you end up going larger
.I finally just ordered some custom stuff in my current size to kind of make sure I stopped-figured I'd be less likely if I'd invested money in some stuff.
As far as the dreds go,there's a site I buy jewelry from called www.painfulpleasures.com
, & I'd noticed that they have a section where they sell stuff for dredlocks-I'm not really sure what all they have,but maybe they have products that help somehow.Because I helped a friend of mine start her dreds many years ago-her hair was similar to yours,& it was way harder to get hair like that to lock-it probably took a good 6+ hours to start them,w/3 of us working on them.But it was totally worth it,because it looked soooooooo good!