well the oils dont travel down it it gets so dry and brittle so easily. yoiur often told not to wash for months but washing more often (with something natural and healthy) daily or every few days you might not even need oils
have you ever watched adelle wellingtons vids she wrote the book on natural dreads (literally) shes a member here. shes sooo beautiful and bubbly i adore her personality. she washes her dreads daily, never needs oils or anything
many members here with African hair find the more, not less, they wash the less they need to add heavy oils and greases and gunks.
you might need them on occasion as most everyone does. but not so much a every wash thing..
try washing twice a week at least and reduce the oils maybe in a couple weeks try going without .. chances are you'll find after awhile you'll only need them every month or 2
27 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 9 feet long