Today I cut off a dread in order to make a shaved spot on the side of my head. Out of curiosity I decided to cut it open to see what it looks like on the inside. I was a bit disturbed. My dreads are a year old but I take pretty good care of them. I wash them with residue-free dread shampoo (from dreadlockshampoo.com) and yesterday I did a 30 minute bs/teatree oil soak followed by a 5 minute acv soak. When I cut the dread open there was lots of white-ish fuzzy stuff (not EXACTLY fuzzy, but the best word i can think of) on the inside. Some of the fuzz was a yellowish color, some a grayish blue color.There was also lots of small whitish yellowish specks in there too. My hair doesn't smell and I honestly can't tell if it is dead skin, fuzz and lint, or some type of mold or mildew. My best GUESS at this point is a combo of dead skin and fuzz. But there was SO much in there! almost just as much fuzz as hair. And the other thing was that the bottom half of the dread didn't have it, just the top half did. This is the one thing that is making me think it is from my scalp (dandruff, etc) PLEASE HELP! I am panicking because I want my hair to be clean, not full of junk. I'm not sure if this is dread rot or what. Is there a way I can tell what is going on?
updated by @abbigirl: 01/13/15 09:49:48PM