Q. I heard that if you want dread locks you can’t wash your hair for a month before hand, is this true?
A. No, this is a myth. Most people are convinced that if you stop washing your hair, it helps speed up the locking process, but this is simply not true!
Think about what happens when you don’t wash your hair for a while – the natural oils make your hair very greasy and conditioned, and separates each piece of hair.
What you want to do is wash your hair very well the day before with regular bar soap and NO conditioner, then brush it out really frizzy the next day and start dreading. Then it’s dry and more prone to knotting up better.