i wish i could use dr. bronners:( it seems like the people with the most progress use it. i've tried it numerous ways and it still leaves my hairslimy.
Dr Bronner's Tea Tree, or Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Shampoo. Both work well for me.
My hair was always tangle-proneat the back, maybe that's why it locked up so fast there.
Yes, it's shorter at the back, where the most mature dreads are, and longer at the sides, where they're still half-formed. I assume (hope) they'll all shrink up to about the same length eventually.
thats how mines looking too!!