Hello fellow dreadys! My name is Ty and I am so excited for this dread journey. Lets start off on how lost I was before this site. I started my dreads with the back combing method with a little bit of crotchet and was told wax was the best thing ever. Thankfully I did not use it! About a week after I started my dreads I stumbled upon this site and realized what I had originally been doing would lead me to some dark hair loss and sad dreads if any at all. Since this site, i have started on a better journey and I am so glad to have met some wonderful people here! I just got my new shampoo from dreadlockshampoo.com and I must say it smells amazing!!! Now all I have to do is wash my dreads every three days and wait No more palm rolling, no more root rubbing, and no more crotchet hooks! These are my dreads at 3 weeks, and hopefully I will be able to update as things progress!