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What shampoo should I be using?

What are some good products that work on thin hair?

What is the best method to go with for my thin hair type?

How much shorter will my hair be when I dread it?

Which wax should I use?

 
 
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What shampoo should I be using?

It is best to use a shampoo removes residues and leaves no residues behind. This is a proven technique that is known to be the fastest way to tighten dreadlocks.

 
 
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What are some good products that work on thin hair?

There are two types of thin hair.
1. Hair strands that are thin and
2. Thin hair because you have very few strands.

If you have either type of thin hair you will not have a problem with the hair staying in knots, you will have more of a problem seeing your scalp in between the dreads. You can use DreadHead or Knotty Boy wax with these hair types, although I do recommend the DreadHead over the Knotty Boy because the Knotty Boy leaves a greasier feel behind.

 
 
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What is the best method to go with for my thin hair type?

Well there are many different ways to make dredlocks, I personally think that the backcombing method is a very easy, clean, and effective way to start dreads. This method allows you to make nice clean sections, so the dreds will all be the same size and you won't have any problems with some of them having to much and some of them not having enough hair to lock up.

But there also many other ways to start dreads. Some people start dreads by not combing and washing their hair. They call this the neglect method, for those of you who have not started your dreads yet and are considering this method, let me please say that this is not a fun or rewarding way to make dreads. Your dreds will not be in nice sections, some will lock up and some won't. The dreads will itch and they will probably smell bad.

 
 
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How much shorter will my hair be when I dread it?

It depends on which method you use. Check out the methods section in FAQ Part 2 to find more information about the method you want to use.

 
 
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Which wax should I use?

There are many different products out on the market that say they are intended for dreadlocking hair, but that does not mean that they actually work. Any wax that has the ingredient of petroleum is bad for your dreads, it will make your dreads feel nasty and it will make your dreads fall apart. There are 3 waxes that are appropriate for dreadlocking hair:
1. DreadHeadHQ
2. Knotty Boy

1. DreadHeadHQ-this is a great wax it had the strongest hold out of all the waxes we tested.

2. Knotty Boy-this wax is pretty good over all. Decent hold. Its main problem is that it's greasier than it needs to be and the hold, while long lasting, isn't that strong. I also think the smell of their wax is a bit much. At first I was like mmm yummy, but after a week or so I was like sick to my tummy.