I finally found The Hair that I’ve been searching for in SL.
It looks very similar to the “noobie hair” I worked out for my avatar when I first logged in, but it’s definitely mesh, and actually has a texture you can see. 😀
I’ve been looking for a short dreadlocks style, either called twists or sponge curls. It’s traditionally finger-curled, meaning either you or a stylist takes a small portion of your hair and just twists it together into a short spike. This is a hairstyle from the neighborhood I grew up in, and some of the more recent looks using this technique are really stunning.
But I’m kinda a simple guy, so the simpler look would um, do. 🙂