So I know that with loose hairs I am supposed to juse leave them and allow them to find their way, but I suppose I'm just a little paranoid. I've been doing nothing at all to my dreads since I first posted months ago, besides washing and separating, and I think things have been going pretty good. But I have also accumulated a decent amount of loose hair at the roots. Sometimes after washing, some of the loose ones will find their way into a dread, but not the one they seemingly should go into, which I'll notice when I separate and a strand is then in a dread but further away than the one it is closest too. It only bothers me because when doing the separating, the hair will sometimes break at the root, rather than pop out of the dread it is in; I just don't want this to happen if it means those loose hairs are always going to do this and never be anything more than loose hairs. I saw one thread where soaring eagle said that the loose hairs will find their way into whatever dread they are meant to be in, but will that result in congoing? And how can I be careful then when I separate? Another question I have is about washing. I wash my dreads normally, every one to three day. For a little while I was using Tresemme Purify and Replenish all the time because of its anti-residue, but I was starting to think it was keeping new growth from dreading as quick, so I started using Dawn dish soap a little bit for the dryness, which also dried/clogged parts of my scalp and irritated it. Over the weekend I found Dr. Bronner's at Marshall's for a very cheap price, which I stopped using a while back because of the residue it left behind, but I bought it because my dreads had the best results aside from that. So I guess now I am between using these three products as shampoo, particularly because using dread-specific shampoo is out of my budget, but I don't know what really would be best for me to do as far as product and routine. Also, I'm not sure if I'm too rough about washing either. I squirt a bit on top, back, and the sides, rub it in with my palms and then squeeze it in like a sponge, then rinse it essentially the same way, squeezing out the product from each individual dread to get every thing out. Not sure if I should keep doing it that way but I figured I would mention it. Really I just want to clarify if what I am doing is alright or if I should change anything.