I started my dreads in February 2012. My starting method was improvised. I took some damn good acid with my friends at the beach. It made me start interlocking all my hair into dreads.. I kept interlocking daily for 3+ months.. I stopped after a while.. But then in the summer of 2012, I developed a bit of a speed problem (mostly adderall).. This resulted in my buying a crotchet hook and going to work for hours on almost all my dreads..
I finally realized all this nonsense was bad for my dreads and stopped for about year.. One year of natural development. This resulted in my dreads recovering almost fully from being weak and causing serious hair loss.. To absolutely no hair loss anymore, or in over 8 months.. All the unnatural knots seemed to have worked themselves out, lots of loose hair dreaded into my dreads on their own. Anyways, if you've had problems with unnatural dreading obsessions to get them mature-looking faster.. Just try and forget you have dreads, and live like you have a buzz cut (aside from washing them).. Soon enough they'll be right where you wanted them ;D
updated by @samir-n: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM