damn, lice and mildew in 13 months! that is a bad hand girl, i'm sorry
i don'thave any more advice on themilew removal, but if it was me, i would reconsider the blow dryer. if you're walking around in the sticky florida humidity with dreads that stay wet for longer than 24 hours (and obviously they are stillwet when you go to bed at night), then yeah, you're going to get mildew... and it seems like it would probably keep coming back if your routine stays the same.
after i wash my hair i squeeze out the excess water, put it up in a towel for five minutes, squeeze the hair with the towel a whole bunch, and then blow dry it for maybe 5 minutes until the dripping temporarily stops. i go about my daily business, thenprobably 10minutes later when it starts to drip,i go back and blow dry again for a few minutes. next time it takes a little longer to start dripping again, so gradually you're just blow drying less and less until it's pretty much dry. i only have to blow dry within the first 1 1/2 or 2 hours after washing. it's not a pain in the ass, doesn't disrupt my family life whatsoever, is way more comfortable than walking around with heavy wet hair, and mydreads are in very healthy condition (plus, they smell "amazing")!
oh yeah,have youtried areally dilluted version of the baking soda rinse every month or so? it might helpjust to remove all that crap that dreads just naturally collect... i'd be pretty desperate if i were you!
updated by @jessica-eva-eva-lovelocks: 07/23/15 07:05:37AM