Welcome to the community Joe, and fellow Canuck. What made you take out your first set of dreads? You must have missed them to start again, good for you.
Would you like to list the ingredients in your shampoo so we can let you know if it is good to use for dreads?. I don't now exactly where you are in Ontario, so am I, so here is a map to show you your water type. Many shampoos will leave behind a build up when used with hard water. If you are in the hard or very hard area like I am, you will need to choose something different. With softer water there are many options out there. Enjoy the site and your new journey....have a wild ride....peace
Hi Lexie, welcome to the community. You came to the right place to learn all about dreadlocks and the methods before you start any. Dreadlocks are beautiful, I can see why you love them. If you have any questions, do ask us, we want you to be sure about everything before you start. Many of us here have used the twist & rip method, I did. I have a posting about what to expect when doing T&R, my tip for that one is to make sure you do not do them too tight, and to let your hair separate into sections naturally first, then use those for the T&R. Sure, neglect method is best, then T&R, then backcombing (which does cause some damage due to teasing the hair up towards the scalp). Do all your research first, and ask ask ask.....peace
if you wanted them since 10 then natural for sure u dont want to regret tnr and start over natural down the line
u want to start now and keep em for life
Welcome. Check out the dreaducation page before you pick a method. Then take a look through the timeline forums.
The neglect method is always the safest, healthiest and most rewarding. But not everyone is ready to give it all up and let their hair go. That's fine. Then you could go the TnR method. It's not as harmful as back combing, and does the same job.
Be aware, though, that if you use a starter method, it doesn't create locks. It only creates a blueprint for where you want your sections to be. Your hair will unravel, retangle, over and over again for about 4-8 months. This is normal and healthy. Let it happen