First of all, I do NOT have dreadlocks yet. My hair still has to grow 2-3 times its current length in order to really get the process going. Right now I can just cover my ears with it.
Now, the problem is that my hair is very thin, dry and brittle. Particularly my front hair is acting in this manner. A few months back I used the baking soda / apple cider vinegar rinsing method 2-3 times a week, but quit it after reading the negative effects and seeing them for myself. Since then I've just washed my hair in plain water and sometimes rinse the coldest possible water through it, at the end of my shower.
I've tried to find some online methods to strengthen and moisturize my hair and so far have only tried raw egg mixed with pure coconut oil and water. It did make my hair thicker, in a way, but it has never been so greasy before either. For 2 days, people were coming up to me and asking if I was constantly wetting my hair or something.
Can anybody help me out? I'm really prepared to try anything so far. Even the thought of going back to shampooing has occured to me several times over the past weeks, I thought I'd try to consult the true hair experts on here first.