Welcome. But what products? Just because they are natural doesn't mean they are good for locks. Dr. Bronners is natural. but in hard water, it leave a huge amount of residue. Other soaps leave residue and have too many conditioners in them
I don't know your water type in the United Kingdom, ask a neighbor if you don't know either. Many dread shampoos & soaps do not work well in Hard Water, like a dread shampoo/bar called Dr. Bronners. That is one type that does not work well in hard water, it will leave behind a residue and build up inside dreads in time. So it is best to find out your water type to see what hair wash method is best for your soon to be dreads. ...Peace
Hi Hannah. Not sure what your water type is in the United Kingdom, but Dr.Bronners does not work well with hard water and will eventually leave a buildup of residue behind. Sorry I don't know about the other types your shop carries. As for a wool tam, just try putting a wool blanket on your pillow instead. The tossing and turning while you sleep will help it to knot faster, wearing a wool tam keeps the hair still, so I don't think it would speed up the journey, only under the hairline where the hat meets. The wool blanket, or use a wool sweater over you pillow if you have one, will cause friction and knotting, worked for me in the beginning because I do not sleep still....Enjoy your new journey, you will notice how light this set will feel, you'll love them...Peace
Welcome Hannah to the the community and the best site on the web for healthy dread information. In the photo your hair looks short. It will certainly separate right now into sections, but you may not see any knotting starting to happen until it is about 6 " long. There is a product called Biotin for under $10 which promotes hair and nail growth. It can be found at drug stores in the vitamin section. This will speed up your waiting time, just take it for 3 months.
Enjoy the site and your future dreads when you begin...Peace
Welcome. Check out the dreaducation page first. Then take a look through the timeline forums to see what the first weeks/months will look like.
How are you thinking of starting?