I started dreading five days ago. Naturally, of course. I did get impatient last night back combed a few dreads. My hair is a wicked mess! I'm already so proud of the dreads i do have. I have not washed my dreads yet. This is the one thing I am nervous about. I use baking soda to wash my hair. I stopped using shampoo only one week ago! I'm on quite the journey! but im excited!