I'm about to start my dreadlock journey and thought it would be a good idea to hang out here =)
I haven't washed my hair with any kind of shampoo in a long time, because I had a lot of issues with my scalp especially, now my scalp is quite fine. I've used some bars of natural soap (various kinds) to wash my hair with every now and then, recently tried conditioner for a while in a effort to make my hair look 'nicer' but it didn't work out. Now I'm ready to let my hair do it's thing. I've wanted dreadlocks for some years now but I guess I've always been too scared to try or something.
Stopped brushing my hair a few days ago (maybe 4 days ago) and there's already some tangles forming even though my hair appears naturally quite oily or sleek, I don't like my hair when I brush but now that I've left it alone for a little while I actually like it better. So I like to think dreadlocks won't be problematic for me, but I guess we'll find out! =D
I'm considering trying the 'twist and rip' method because I feel like giving it a 'boost' because I'm hoping it will speed up the process (even if it is just a few months). But I also like the idea of freeforming, letting my hair go it's own way.
I've been reading and watching a lot of videos on dreadlocks for the past 2 weeks or so, I have a lot of free time so it's been fun to fill up my days with a lot of new information.
Lemme know what you guys think and if you have any questions feel free to ask me anything and everything =)
Peace, love and gentle bear hugs!