I absolutely adore my dreads, and I maintain them and care for them as much as I possibly can, but I'm only 6 months into it and have no dreadlocked advisor to go to with my questions.
1. Fuzzy - I've cut off a bunch of "fuzzies" (i.e., loose hair on dreadlocks that isn't locking up) and still my dreadsters look a bit frizzy. I palm-roll them regularly with aloe vera extract and a saltwater / lemon juice spray. What can I do to de-frizz my dreads? They're 6 months old.
2. Loops - I've rubber banded, crocheted, and palm-rolled. Is there any cure for the loops?
3. Loose Hair, "Un-Locked" Dreads- I have loose hair in the middle of my dreads! The roots and the ends are locked up, but there are sections in the center, where the hair isn't tangled or locking up. I roll the sections between my fingers in circular movements in hope of tangling the hair there, but it just makes the section wide and noticeable, and the hair is soon back to its original state. Is there anything I can do for these sections?
4. Scalp - my scalp is still sore and tender, six months after I dreadlocked my hair. I've cut some sections to redirect hair into other dread, but they still pull at my scalp. I've also recently started losing more hair directly from my scalp. Is this normal?
updated by @alyssa-j: 01/13/15 09:11:14PM