Very mature dreads that always thin at the ends.
Thanks for your reply and sorry for my delayed response, I've been away for a while ;o)
I'm going to start washing regularly now, I have already started once a month, I'll be aiming for every 2 weeks now, harder in the winter though as they take ages to dry. We have slightly soft water here.
Yeah, I'm a vege and have been for 35 years :o)
Maintenance wise I literally do nothing other that washing. I've just started using a spray daily (mix of water and essential oils - lemongrass, tea tree and patchouli).
I would love to use the dreadlock shampoo you mentioned but the shipping over to the UK makes it too expensive for me sadly. I wonder if there is something similar over here...
No, I never do any knotting, I sometimes separate but not that often.
I started them 20+ years ago when on the road travelling in France, just didn't bother washing, did a bit of back combing and nature and sea water did the rest. I've never dyed them or bleached them or had any beads of anything in them. I wear them tied loosely most of the time and sometimes down and free while at home or out in warm weather. I work in an air conditioned studio though as I do wonder whether that will be drying my hair out too much, that's been my best guess so far ;o) Also I've never used any of the dread tools, never needed anything like that.
Anyway thanks for your help and advice. My family love my cleaner dreads by the way