Hello! It's Tangled here. Wish you all a very Happy New Year and Healthy locs!
Started my dreads using the two twist strand method and didn't use any products to make them. It's been a little over 5 months and I am loving them! My hair has always been curly so the twists didn't unravel when they were young and now at the back of my head a lot of twists feel and look more and more like dreads. The twist pattern will take quite a while to go away but I am happy with the progress and it feels awesome. The loopy stage is getting out of control though it might not be visible in these pictures but so far I find myself enjoying them.
I don't use any products whatsoever to "keep them dreaded". They are doing their own thang and I am fine with that. Wash them every other or every 2 days or so. Keeping them clean and separated is all I do and I use homemade shampoo that incorporates soap nuts, berries and other roots.