Welcome. To start growing lock, though, you need to keep conditioners away from your hair. They leave residues and make your hair too soft to lock up
Welcome Try a Baking Soda Wash (BS) and Apple Cider Vinegar rinse (ACV) and Happy Dreading
Always, Hippie Love
what's good man, welcome. I was kinda in the same situation as you getting fades 24/7 and all that shit but eventually about 8 months ago i stopped cutting my hair and went full fro. thing was huge. started natural dreading which is basically no combing no picking out you just let the hair do its thing. Not sure if your hair is curly but if it is you should definitely go that route. Just know that it's gonna take some time. I don't recommend letting anyone touch your hair no matter what. if you're starting off short then wait a little bit because it's not gonna dread while extremely short. the forums have a lot of info about dread methods but neglect is more than likely (guessing you have afro-texture) the best option. don't use shampoos with conditioner though as soaring eagle said that will reverse progress.
welcome but conditioning prevents dreading
Sounds cool. Check out the forums for tips on how to go about bleaching and dying, though. It's been ages since I've dyed my hair. From what I gathered, some dyes tend to condition your hair a lot. If you only plan to bleach and dye your roots, be aware that that section of hair may take longer to knot up because of this
welcome but u want no products especialy not waxes!
Beeswax is even worse than the wax that KB and DHHQ sell. It's harder to get out, too.
Using it to jump start the process will only make them look like locks right away. It won't help the locking process begin. It'll just prevent it from happening
Welcome and Happy Dreading.
Welcome. What "products" are you thinking about using? Gels/waxes/creams do nothing to help locks. Many times they actually prevent locks from maturing. And tools that people talk about are only good for destroying locks.
Be careful what you decide to put in your hair. Wax NEVER washes out in normal soap and water. Because it is a hydrocarbon, it NEEDS a detergent and lots of scrubbing to get it out
Welcome to the community. Do not use ANY products. They do nothing good for dreads, even if the companies say they do. Dreads do not need products to form. Just wash regularly, separate when the sections grow to big or join together and that is it. Couldn't be any simpler.