Help! Save My Dreads
In those 5 days, you shouldn't have had t separate at all. separating should only be done when they start to eat other locks. If just the roots were connected, that's how they're supposed to be. It's when the body of the lock is connecting that they need any separating.
Like Eagle said, just because it's natural doesn't mean it's good. Many natural soaps use too much oil and makes your hair slick and hard t knot. Coconut oil is very common in natural shampoo. it also is not good for most people's progress. And unless it says 100% organic, it can mean only 1 ingredient is organic.
What soap were you using? And how were you drying?
If you want fat locks, don't separate the often. They need to congo to get thicker