Yesterday I saw some white fuzzy stuff on one of my dreads. Not like a piece of lint that had just attached itself to the outside, but on the hair itself, stuck to it. So because I was curious I pulled the dread apart a little bit and was horrified to find a ton of this white fuzzy stuff, all inside!
Then in a state of panic attack I end up ripping the whole dread apart and combing it out, getting tons of this "fuzz" out... I washed it and put the dread back in, but still, I am completely freaked out now, thinking that this stuff is on the inside of ALL my dreads. I already am seeing it on the outside of some of my other dreads, I don't understand. It looks like lint, but if it were, why would it be inside the dreads like this? Is it mold? God... it looks like mold and I'm scared.
I have been washing every 3 days with dr. bronner + the baking soda wash with good oils like tea tree, lavender, etc. I have been doing everything right that I can think of. My dreads never have any trouble drying and have never smelled of mildew or anything so I've never worried about mold...until now.
What IS this? Is there something different I should be doing to prevent this? HELP. I don't want to lose my dreads.
updated by @circle-dancer: 02/14/15 09:43:43AM