I know it’s not an important issue per say but I loved my dreads like they were a limb , a real part of my identity and now they are gone. I feel depressed and unattractive with out them but my whole family and friends wanted me to take them out. I don’t feel whole without them. I got them when I was 16 and now I’m 22. Is it a part of growing up to let those things go ? I miss them and I want to know if any one else has had a hard time with this. dreadlocks are “worrylocks”, you keep your worries in them and when you are ready for the spiritual awakening of letting them go , you rid yourself of all that worry . I’m afraid I wasn’t ready . How can I get over this hair/identity/spiritual crisis?