So I have been noticing this one dread above my ear becoming tighter, smaller and stiffer slowly over time, and never really thought much of it beyond maturation of the dread, seeing as how this dread has always been leaps and bounds ahead of the others in maturation. However, on closer inspection I noticed it looks like something is building up in it.
Ive always had dandruff and thought this could be the cause, as i've noticed it happening to a lesser extent on other dreads in high-dandruff areas of my scalp (theres a picture of 2 dreads on the front that have much lighter sections on them than the rest of my dreads, although this may just be due to being overdry). I just reached 16 months of free forming and decided to start putting some oils on my scalp after washing to bring some moisture back and hopefully get rid of my dandruff, but I also realize this could easily be due to using too much shampoo, improper rinsing or not being careful enough with body soap.
I figured my best bet was to show you guys on here and see if you can give me a better idea of what it is/what to do. I used Vicki's super deep cleaning bamboo charcoal shampoo yesterday to try and clean it, to no avail. These pictures were taken today (day after the wash).
p.s. just to give you the most info possible, I've never used wax and have always used vicki's liquid soap and her charcoal deep cleanse since i switched from the BS/ACV, as well as rot knot on a monthly basis this last winter (although, I think i finally got the constant mold problem of my wet climate figured out!)