When I first started my dreads I didn't wash them for two weeks or so and wore a tam every day for that period. I'm not going to lie, I also used a small amount of bees wax, which I've come to realize is pretty taboo on this site, but hey it worked for me. I didn't do any sort of aggressive rolling or twisting - just let it do it's thing. After that first two week period I started washing my hair 3-4 times a week with black soap, which obviously helps them lock up by getting rid of lubricating oils and that dreaded wax (pun intended). I haven't added any more wax for over seven years, and they seem to be happy and healthy. I'm just recommending what worked for me personally, not advocating any sort of "best" method. Maybe I would have been better off without the wax, but I suppose I'll never know.
soaring eagle said:
and why would u recomend not washing or waiting to wash when washing is the 1 thing that helps dreads rdread the most