Hi Zach. To speed the growth of your hair, since you are starting on the short side, you can use Biotin which can be purchased for under $10 from your local drug store, find it in the vitamin section. You take these for 3 months and it quickens up hair growth, (also strengthens finger nails). Dreads like to start on 6" hair, sometimes a little shorter, so this should help add some length sooner. Enjoy your journey. Peace
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Welcome. Good choice on going natural. Just remember, wash 1-3 times a week and seperate when they get over 1 square inch at the scalp. Happy dreading.
Welcome and Happy Dreading.