although u can wash with normal body soap you shouldnt for 2 reasons
1 body soaps are full of moisturizers to prevent dry skin (caused by using soaps) this conditions and slows dreading
2 soap scum is residue when u bathe in a tub you see that ring of soap scum left around the waterline thats soap scum it builds up in your dreads and will cause dread rot just like wax does
Welcome and Happy Dreading.
Always, Hippie Love
Welcome to the communiuty. What soap do you wash with? I've never heard of people using normal body soap on their dreads. If this is the case, there are better washing substances that can be used. Type BS / ACV into the search function or have a look on this site.http://shop.dreadlockshampoo.com/
You will have some pretty epic dreads my man!