I have seen some persona's using a combination of veil/hat and hairpieces to complement their persona. I don't think you should worry about your modern hair so much when it comes to picking a persona. Even with dreds tucked into a snood or under a veil you are still attempting to keep within the period.
My persona would see most of her counterparts with bleached hair & I really don't see that happening in my modern life. My friend has an Indian persona and she has red hair. She has a period hair style for her persona but most certainly the colour won't fool anyone - but she decided the wig wasnt for her.
I would suggest to go with whatever makes you comfortable.
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>Dredlocks were worn in India in various times and places during the
> I have red hair, and its all in messy dredlocks. My question is, what
> cultures/time periods did women have hair that was dredded or braided
> or whatever you want to call it?
SCA period, especially by Savite acestics.
Assuming that you want to be European, I would suggest finding a time
period where women wore veils that covered their hair completely.