I have been reading this site for years and finally decided to join :D I live in Australia and currently studying environmental science. I've had my dreads for 3 years and 8 months now. I originally backcombed them but most of those knots fell out before my hair started to dread naturally anyway. Other than that I separate them as needed and do a weekly bicarb and acv wash.
This journey has been an ultimate lesson in patience!
updated by @tammy: 01/13/15 09:57:26PM