Q. Are my brand-new nappy locks going to be presentable after just being done? Or is it a take-a-week-off-work type thing?
A. If you choose to use a good dreadlock wax to start them, your dreads will definitely be presentable the day after locking up. That’s what’s great about it – makes you look like you have dreads right away, even before it’s had a chance to start locking for real after a couple of weeks. Just try dreading one or two to make sure you like how they look, and then go for it!
If you chose to not use wax to start your locks, it really depends upon your method whether they’re going to look like anything for the next few months, other than loose, matted hair. It usually takes at least six months before neglect-method-locks start to look like locks unless you really work at them and keep them groomed, clean and on-track. Both methods work, but wax simply speeds it up when used properly.