Hey guys! I'm happy to be here.😊 I've been reading through posts and the "dreaducation" and I've already learned a lot!
I made the dread plunge a month ago after growing my hair out for about 6 years. After a week worth of research I decided on twist and rip. After some of the things I've read here I am so happy I decided against backcombing! I have crocheted the loosest parts of 5 or 6 dreads, but (at the advice of Soaring Eagle) I've thrown out the crochet hooks now to let my hair do it's own thing. They're all pretty loose so I'm hoping they recover well. I wash about twice a week with residue free shampoo, focusing really only on my scalp. I LOVE how soft they are after a wash.😁 I've seen on here where some people rinse every day, and I'm seriously considering doing that as well.
Pictures show at 1 day and 1 month, and then after a wash.