Hi all, I am hoping somebody will have some kind of advice for me. I am 5 months in and have some dreads that are pretty tight and some hair that is still curly with no knotting. I was using the Baking Soda AVC method for my hair and I wash every 2-3 days. I never got that clean feeling that everybody describes and was measuring everything very precise so I started using the DreadlocksShampoo Bar in patchouli. I absolutely LOVED it!! Now that I've been using it for a while (a little over a month) I have been noticing that as my hair finishes dripping or dries even that the ends of my hair feel gritty, like I had sprayed sea salt water on it...but hadn't. I tried rinsing more but still no luck. I have a dread on the top of my head that has a section around 1 1/2 inches and had been contemplating combing it out to separate it since there was no way to split it. Today I started at it and found that my hair is sooo sticky on the inside I couldn't believe it. I have never used anything on my hair other than what I've stated so is it possible that it's from the Shampoo Bar? I went to the store today but they didn't have Neutrogena Clarifying so I'm at a loss until I hit another store. I took a couple pics of my hair and when I zoom in you can actually see what looks like hairspray on my hair. (I never touch the stuff) Would it be bad for me to just leave the dread alone at the size it is? My hair is fine and not thick at all, if it weren't for my curls It'd be real thin. I appreciate any advice to get this crap outta my hair...and the dread size issue. THANKS SO MUCH!!!
updated by @zoeyrainsmom: 01/13/15 09:58:01PM