Well, I did get my synthetic dreads and had them installed last weekend. Here is the results. The installation was done by my husband and my SIL. They arent perfect, but it works. Hopefully they will get better from here! I also tried to non-permanently dye my hair closer to the auburn color of the dreads... and that didnt work at all! I am now debating on making my own wool dreads from roving in the future, but I dont know how much that will cost or how much roving I would need.