thanks! yeah i actually just created this account because i found out about it by looking up the best natural dread wash and found dreadlockshampoo.com! just ordered and can't wait to try it out i actually only have one dread at the moment, but i plan to let it all do it's thing :D i've wanted them for a while but don't feel quite spiritually or socially ready but i'm beginning my journey. three little tiny ones developed all next to each other ~6mo ago so i braided them together, which i like, but braids tend to come undone so i've done some hand rolling and wrapped some hemp string near the root (wrapped ~2inches below)
you sound like a cool person but i would recommend washing your hair with a high quality all natural dread shampoo ( www.dreadlockshampoo.com is by far best but theres other options )
what 'manual maintenance'