Welcome. After you look through the dreaducation page, take a look at the timeline forums to see what the first few weeks/months will look like
Welcome to the community and to the beginning of your journey. I see you want to start with the twist & rip method, that is the second best way for dreads, free form/ neglect is the best. Before you twist &rip your hair, let them separate into sections all on their own first. You just stop brushing and do wash 2-3 times a week, in a couple of weeks you hair will be in sections without any help from you. Assorted sizes are perfect for dreads, so don't worry if they are not identical in size. If anything is larger than an inch, just divide it into 2 or 3 sections. Using naturally made sections is better for the dreads as your hair wanted to go where it wanted and was not forced to join other hairs that it might not have wanted to.
Doing this first will give you two weeks to learn all about healthy dreading on this site, then you will be ready to go. This post may help you out, lots to read and learn all about T&R : http://www.dreadlockssite.com/forum/topics/just-starting-out-what-to-expect?xg_source=activity peace
Welcome. Just to emphasize about why not to palm roll, check this video out. It's me, 7 years after I palm rolled for only 2 weeks:
Forgot to mention. Water type plays a big roll in what we wash with. If you have soft water, any dread shampoo or bar will work, but if you have hard water, many of those same products will not work the same. If you need a fantastic dread shampoo or bar for hard water, the best ones out there are from www.dreadlockshampoo.com . We all swear by it.....peace
Welcome Brennon to the community and to your second journey. Back combed dreads are the blueprints to your future mature dreads. They will loosen up, so please don't retighten them. They need to do their think in order to lock up. As Soaring Eagle said, the more you wash, the faster they dread. Why is that? Well, first off if hair or scalp gets oily, that runs down into the hair and loosens any knotting process. Also, hair moves around when it gets washed and changes shape, you know how some peoples hair is wavy or curly when wet, so the hairs move around, this also helps with the dreading process. When it rain out, I embrace it and let the rain run through my dreads!
So this time around you want your dreads to work. No re-backcombing, let them do their thing. Just wash 2-3 times a week, make sure none of those sections are trying to join onto each other, and sit back and enjoy the ride, the wild ride to healthy mature dreadlocks.........peace
welcome but dont bother palm ri=olling it dies nnothing good but can cause permenant harm
and if u got rubber bands in take em out
ofcourse you probly already know but in case u dont wax is a nono if u used wax u sghopuld start over right away its evil stuff