keep a clean head, and it will dread. sometimes washing every other day just feels necessary, so do it. dont hold off, i cant stand to keep a head of smelly dreads.
welcome u sure do want to wash them ..do u mean your just not going to sep[erate and let it be what it wants to be even if its a unidred beavertail or whatever might want to form?
Welcome. What is extreme neglect? I hope you're washing, as this will speed the progress of your dreads.