Begining in a few days. Have some questions.
Dreads will look amazing on you!! Choose the method that is right for you. The neglect method is obviously the healthiest. but not everyone has that much patience. I personally have a hodge podge of different methods on my head. Read about them here on this site and choose which method is best for you. It takes a long time for dreads to form no matter what method you choose. Also look at the pictures and get an idea of how thick you would like yours to be. Some people like thick other people like thin.Dreads don't have to be washed as often as loose hair but the knotting happens better on clean hair. oil hinders the knot. The BS works really well for me...but it doesn't work for everyone. If you decide to use shampoo make sure it is residue free...and that it washes out completely. And has no conditioners. Conditioner is not a baby dreads friend. Also make sure your hair is dry after wash it before you pull it up or cover it with a scarf or hat. Putting damp dreads up encourages mildew. Mildew and mold is more of a concern in mature dreads but it is good to start out using good habits.I am glad you decided to start them !!! You will love them.