Welcome. After you look through the dreaducation page, check out the timeline forums to see what the first few weeks/months will look like
start by reading the dreaducation page
thenif u gor questions post em in the foeums
WELCOME TO DREADLOCKSSITE HAPPY DREADING ..PEACE
After you put them in, just let them be. They will start to lock up most while you wash them and while you sleep. There's nothing that needs "protecting" when you sleep. When your head rolls around and rubs against the pillow, more and more knots will form. Hiding them under a hat will only prevent this.
All you need to do now is wash 1-3 times a week with a dreadlocks-friendly shampoo. Then let them air dry as much as you can, and try to not tie them back or wear hats for a while. If you have to, don't freak out about it. but when you can, leave them hanging free.
For more people, the 4th month is the messiest. That's when your hair will look the most like a rats nest. but soon afterwards, they will start to come together and take their shape. You'll lose between 1/3 - 1/2 your original length. This is normal, too. That's a sign that knots are forming.
And baby locks tend to have between 1-3 inches of straight hair at the roots and tips. As they mature this shrinks. But don't feel like something is wrong when you have a lot of straight hair at your roots. It will knot up on its own
but dont bother palm rolling..it does nothing helpful but can cause harm
Welcome. But don't bother palm rolling. If you don't do it often, it does nothing to help create lasting knots. It only makes them look neat for a few hours. But after you wash them or sleep, it undoes anything. If you do it enough to see progress, it will severely destroy your roots. I did it for the first 2 weeks, and 7 years later I'm still trying to fix the damage