Safest way to congo?
well yes they thicken as they mature
also congos are awesome///most of mine are congos some are 6 dreads in 1 but..i never let any 1 dread get over an inch thick
david hines dreads are awe inspiring yes.. but the thicker the dreads the less oftem you can safely get them wet
typically if you have a unidread.. you wash it once a year then treat it with anti mold anti fungal herbs
anything over 1 inch is very much likely to grow mildew if caught in the rain
they can pull unevenly causing pain they can be very hard to clean and may develop scabs and sores on the scalp where you can't get under them to wash
wait till they mature 1st
see how thick they are then congo with care ..
if you congo too much you'll likely need rot knot often
2 of mine i wish i didn't let them get so thick and they are just a hair over 1 inch thick ..they dry slowly and yes there have been times those dreads started tto get funky so needed rot knot
i have to take extra care to dry those 2 dreads extremely well