Ok, so I'm sure I'm not the first person to post/ask this but, what's the easiest way to maintain the back of my head? They're constantly matted at the roots and separating them is getting more difficult and painful. I have to separate them almost daily to keep them from congoing into a big matted mess at the root. Its getting a little nuts I won't lie, with my dandruff and the ever increasing loose hairs everywhere I've thought about brushing them out but I'm invested! I want my dreads dang it! Lol I'm sure we've all thought about it at least once at the beginning. I've found that a simple acv rinse once a month to be very helpful to control my dandruff and its helping them along nicely as well. Ive been using a light spritz of sea salt and aloe spray on a few to help them along as well (a few almost completely came undone at the nape of my neck) and they're doing better now.. My main issue now is the matting at the back of my head. Any tips? Thanks in advance 😁 first pic is one day in and last pic is a few days ago, 6 weeks in.
Dread head! Matts and separating.
I used a sea salt spray before, it made my head very flaky like... maybe consider leaving it?
I quit using shampoos 5 years ago, long before my dreads, because of dander issues. Once i quit and made it through the overly oiled phase I saw my dander vanish. The acv wash has served me well, very diluted 1:3 or 1:4. The only time I struggle with dander is when I use something different on my head! Any shampoos, dread or not, give me dander. I used my rosemary tea and guess what, my scalp itches and I have dander wahh! I guess I'll have to rinse well instead of leaving it in and maybe not even use it at all.
Separate and let it happen. My back dreads lock differently than the front and tops, it just is what it is Think of it this way, next year you won't be worried about it
updated by @peaceful-passer: 07/18/19 11:41:37AM