Welcome. If you use a blow dryer, be careful to always use it on "cool". Hot air will cause heat damage and weaken your hair and locks considerably
Welcome to the community Danielle and glad you stopped spying and joined us all here. The dreaducation section at the top of the site is a great place to start for information on your journey. I also started by T&R and have a posting that may help you http://www.dreadlockssite.com/forum/topics/just-starting-out-what-to-expect
It is not recommended to use a blow dryer if yo can help it. Air drying is best. If you must use one, do it on cool setting only and constantly move it around. After five minutes, stop, let the hair cool, then do some more. .....peace
welcome glad u did proper research
Welcome. What are you teasing with? Hopefully not a crochet hook, latch hook, or felting needle. All of those tools will only serve to destroy locks. If you only want them for a few years, and plan to cut your hair short after you're tired of locks, don't worry about it. But if you want locks for life, trying toartificiallytighten them will only do damage. To the point that your locks can get so weak that they can snap off under their own weight
Welcome to the community and to the beginning of your wonderful journey. You started with twist & rip and backcombing, now all you have to do is wash 2-3 times a week and separate any sections trying to join onto each other. That's all, no more maintenance required . Let them loosen up and do their own thing from here on in, it is a wonderful journey to watch...one you will enjoy....peace
Oh, the dreaducation section at the top of the site has great tips for you and your journey.....