You know, I just want to say that I wish I had found this community 6 months ago!
As much as I love my dreads, I know they could be so much better had I found all of this useful info at the start.
For instance, I've been afraid to get my dreads wet (besides washing them once a month) because two of my good friends with dreads never really wash theirs and said it was best not to if you could stand it. So even while having a bath I was paranoid of getting them wet, and don't even get me started on how many times I decided not to go to the pool!
I've had really long hair my entire life. Long hair that required washing at least every other day or it got greasy and icky, so not washing my dreads has just about put me over the edge. Recently I was thinking maybe they were not for me because they seemed to be so flattened out and loopy. I'm really glad I came here before I did something really dumb (like cut them!)
Also, I am sorry for mentioning the W-word in my introduction post. I swear that dread wax shall never touch my locks again!
Love To You All!