WELCOME TO DREADLOCKSSITE PEACE B WITH U ON UR JOURNEY my only advise for today is to stick around here and listen to ur brothers an sisters ull be doing rad peace
Welcome to the community cynthia and to the best site on the web for all your healthy dread information to get you off to a good start. I started my journey by letting my hair section naturally first for a couple of weeks and then used those sections for my T&R. That way my hair told me where it wanted to have dreads. Here are some good tips I posted that I learned for T&R.....enjoy the site...Peace
A map so you can see what your water type is. The shampoos & bars that are best for you depend on your water, we can help you if you need it..
Welcome. You never have to use any products. The reason most people end up doing it after they tried not to is that they get discouraged. When we tell you that it takes a while to grow mature locks, we don't mean a few weeks, or a few months, It takes about 1-2 full years to grow fully matured locks.
It that time, you will see your hair tangle and untangle. Over and over again. The 4th month tends to be the messiest for most people.
Locks generally go through 3 major stages. First, you'll see your hair start to shrink. During this stage, you lose between 1/3 - 1/2 your original length. There's nothing you can do to stop it. Shrinkage means they are locking. No shrinkage means no knots are forming. This phase lasts between about 5-10 months.
The second major phase is when they stop shrinking, but seem to not grow at all. During this phase, your roots will begin to tighten. That's why they don't seem to grow at all.
And finally, they will explode with growth.
Be prepared to have some straight hair at the tips and roots. Baby locks have between 1-3 inches of straight hair there.
Welcome to here, i hope u enjoy ur stay as much as i have for last 8 months.
This might interest you, a group with 50 members from Australia: http://www.dreadlockssite.com/group/dreadlocksinaustralia
Hi Emily and welcome to the community. I see you started yours with the twist & rip method, so did I. I've posted some tips that would certainly help you out: http://www.dreadlockssite.com/forum/topics/just-starting-out-what-to-expect
Enjoy your journey and the site...peace