brand new dreads, am I doing it right?!
You can wash them as soon as you want. There's no timeline for it. But try to wash at least once a week. 2-3 times is best.
The ACV doesn't actually smell strong in the wash. It's extremely diluted, and you can mix whatever essential oils you want into it. Or you could check out dreadlockshampoo.com. They are amazing.
There are a thousand an one factors that go into how your locks will form and what your timeline will look like. It took me a year to see any progress. Ixchel is 8 months in and just seeing some knots.
Look at the timeline forums and see how others are doing. Natural locks do flatten out. But there will always be frizzies that you will see because you're closer to them than everyone else