It has been about 4 years since I've visited this site. I wish to start my dreadlocks real soon. My question is, what shampoo or cleanser shoud I use right before I start sectioning for dreadlocks?
what do you mean by sculpted dreadlocks
its best to let the hair section itself forcedsectioning often leads to splitting at the roots as it tries to reject the sectioning and revert to natural sections
you can use the baking soda deep cleanse, or any anti residue or clarifying shampoo...once.. then use the dreadlockshampoo.com liquid and it will dread right up
the term sculpted dreadlocks concerns me though
how are you planning to start them
I have to concur with soaring eagle. Let your hair naturally section first. I know from experience that forced sections will only cause issues later.
After your hair has sectioned, you can either do nothing but wash as usual and let your hair dread up on its own, or gently use the twist and rip method.
Back combing is very damaging and doesn't hold knots as well as t&r might. But all starter methods will loosen and some or all can come partly/completely undone.
I used and still use Sunlight soap, it is amazing for dreads and makes the hair grow, when someone suggested sunlight soap i though 'no way' but it really works so well for dreads. it doesn't have any additives. When you do section off and do dreads the hair should be completly dry and NO conditioner ever.