Welcome to the community Chris. You found the best site on the web for healthy dreads. Start off by reading the dreaducation section at the top of the site to get you on your natural way...Peace
I saw your comment on the other page. I guess Barrellady got to you already. Listen to her
Hi ScribbleScrapS. It is recommended to wash 2-3 times a week in the beginning stages of your journey. Clean hair dreads quicker, oily hair causes knotting to slip out. Stop washing with conditioner, you are undoing any process by using that. You have hard water where you live, so you will have limited choices on what you can wash your dreads with, as many will leave behind a residue inside the sections and dreads. A member on this site created fantastic dread shampoo that works fantastic in hard water. Vickies website is DreadlockShampoo.com. You can also wash your hair with Baking Soda (BS) followed by an apple cider vinegar (ACV) rinse. The ACV should always be used after the BS to restore the hairs PH, it is also a healthy conditioner for dreads. The ratio for that is: 1/2 cup of BS to 5 cups water (boil your water first since it is hard, mix in the BS & let it cool before using). Pour the mixture onto wet head and let it sit for 10 minutes then rinse out well. This is a no scrub method that will exfoliate the scalp. Next you will use the ACV rinse. Mix 1 capful of ACV to 5 cups water and pour over head. Rinse out within one minute or right away. Any longer and you will over condition the hair. If you have an extremely oily scalp, then use the ACV just once a week. If ACV is not used, the BS will slowly dry out the hair and it will take many months to repair. I used this recipe for my first year and it is wonderful. Why are you using Moroccan OIl? This will also cause any knotting to slip out.
Hope this helped you out. So wash every 2=3 days, separate any sections that try to join together, don't condition....sit back and enjoy the ride....peace
Welcome to the community ScribbleScrapS and to the best site on the web for healthy locks. If you have Caucasian hair, the Moroccan Oil is not recommended for dreads. Any knotting that forms will slip out. Crazy cat name, love it.....Peace