I just did my dreads on Tuesday/Wednesday and they are KICKASS. So many people have said to me that they fit my personality so well (including my mom!), which I take as such a compliment since dreads are so cool. :)
Anyway, I have a few questions, and I know that most/all of these have been asked before, but I would like to have just one concise entry that I can add to my memories and refer back to.
#1- wax. I am using wax on my dreads (I use the dreadhead stuff). How often do you guys recommend waxing? (obviously this question is only for those of you who either currently wax them or used to) I'm thinking I probably won't keep waxing forever, but I'd like to probably for a couple months.
#2- "locking accelorator" (ie- salt water). Again, how often does everyone use it? And when do you use it? Like, I remember someone saying they use it after washing their hair. So far, I have used it shortly before I wax. I wait for it to dry and then wax.
#3- rubberbands. Right now, I have a rubberband on the bottom of each dread. I also have TONS of loose hairs (that's the way my hair has always been). Would you guys recommend using more rubberbands? Where on the dreads do you place them?
#4- washing. I already have special dread shampoo. But I am just curious- how long did everyone wait after they first put the dreads in before washing it? And do you think washing loosens or tightens your dreads?
Thanks so much for everyone to all the advice. If the mod wants, you can put this entry into the memories so people can easily access answers to a lot of the questions that get asked frequently.