white oily buildup
Dreads Hair and Scalp Health
That would explain why its closer to my scalp i guess, but isnt sebum yellow? And i never had issues with it clumping in my hair when i had an afro
New here, sorry if this isnt the right place to ask.
I started dreading a couple months ago now, totally free form. unfortunately ive noticed that some of my "locs" have this white oily/greasy buildup in them and ive noticed a couple clumps around the roots of a couple.. Ive narrowed it down to 2 possibilities:
When i first decided to dread I began using using soap from this website (Patchouli bar soap) around this time i also changed jobs and ended up working at a fast food place. Probably a week or so later i ended up pulling my "locs" apart to find that they were only half locs, half clumps of greasy,oily white stuff. Its been about a month since then and i've stopped using the shampoo just incase and have just opted to rinse with water until i can figure out what is going on.
Any ideas? Ive since been squishing some of my locs in my fingers to see if any of the residue is left on my fingers and it seems out for the most part but I don't know. I also have taken my rubber bands out recently and found that where the rubber band was on the base of some of them there is a white ring of residue, but there is none left from teh rubber bands I had on the tips?
Could it be grease from work? residue still left from the soap? Maybe just clumps of oil and skin from my scalp? Ive attached some not-so-great pictures so maybe you can see exactly what im talking about.