I'm in my third month now but by the beginning of my second month when I started to notice those roots I pulled the hairs out. Stupidly. I thought I was doing a good thing. Nope. Somebody here(Panterra??) set me on the straight and narrow path by telling me that those fallen our hairs are what actually bind our locks together in the beginning. They fall out of the scalp and then get caught on neighboring hairs before they fall from our head completely. And then the lovely story begins of that one hair's journey in the making of that lock. It winds and wraps, knots and twists.
Now here's where I get stumped-- how in the hell can those hairs turn UPSIDE DOWN!!!?? and then wind themselves back up into the lock?! Seriously. I've got roots down at the bottom of my locks and the hair attached to them are actually wound up inside the lock. Defies gravity, man, I tell ya.
Some people suggest dying the hair to cover the white roots. And I'm sure it works. But I quit dying my hair. I want truly low maintenance hair. So I just deal with the roots. When I see them sometimes I'll snip them off, the same way that if a hair is hanging halfway out my lock I'll trim it off and leave the rest inside to get knotted up.