Help! Save My Dreads
The looses hairs in your dreads will always be there. Unless you go to a salon and have them "Maintain" Aka poke a bunch of holes in your dreads and weave the hair through it and screw them up. Your page said you rebackcomb and use patrolium jelly in them. Stop reback combing, that keeps them as knots not dreads. as for the jelly that seems like it would only stick your hair together and allow "crap" to build up. Your dreads will constantly change due to hairs breaking off and new hairs growing from your scalp. If you want to go the salon method and spend tons of money having them "Maintained" go for it they are your dreads. but if you want to keep strong natural dreads enjoy the loose hairs they will suck in and dread on their own. Your dreads have a life of their own enjoy the crazyness. as for your other question that you poasted right after this one, I personaly have never washed my dreads till later on in the night after trips out to the coast and swimming in the sea. they picked up a slight smell but it washed out when I showered.