It must have taken you years and years to grow your hair that long, and a #2 cut is pretty darn short. You must have had a huge chill on the top of your head, what a contrast.
I love the dreadlocks, when I see them (which is rare that people wear it like that here), I cannot stop staring. One time I asked this young guy if he minded if I really took a close look. He was proud of his dreads and told me to look as long as I wanted. What I could not get over was the feel of the hair, it reminded me of lamb's wool. I love the feel of the wool while it is still on the sheep, by the way, I love to sink my fingers deep into the wool, it feels so nice with the natural oils present within it. Oops, off topic. I tend to go on.
Keep on with the dreads if you can stand the heat. Great day. Cindi