How to start a natural dreads
updated by @bastion-barrett: 01/13/15 09:52:28PM
u can start at bald many here have
but u may not see dreading till 6 inches (sometimes less)
throw away comb and conditio er wash in a dred friendly way
let it dread
27 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 9 feet long
also on the board of, and a student glider pilot with freedoms wings international
How long is your hair now? All you need to do to grow natural dreads is to stop combing, no finger combing, and stop using regular shampoos and no conditioners. That's it, easy huh....Within a couple of weeks your hair will start to section into groups, these will be your future dreads. If you do not want fat dreadlocks, then divide any section that is larger than 1 inch where the hair meets the scalp. In the beginning your hair will want to matt like a nest in the back area because you sleep on there, so if the sections need separating daily so they don't join onto each other, then do it daily, for some it is only every few days.
So all you have to do is wash every 2-3 days, never add wax or gels into the hair, and separate any sections trying to join together....your dreads will grow with love....Peace
Use your fingers to section your baby locs, sometimes it helps to have a trusted friend do what you can't see on the top/back of your head. There is tons of information on washing dreads on this site, you just have to look. But i would highly recommend anything from dreadlockshampoo.com, use the liquid soap over the bar soap until they are more mature.