I now separate mine everyday.Since they're new, I'll probably do it less when they mature. I separate mostly while watching movies, but I read on here that it's best to separate after washing them. I guess it's easier and more effective?
I do have a question of my own though; Will separating really prevent my dreads from getting all mashed up? On my last set of dreads, all I did was just wash them,and never did anything and I remember how much I hated the ones in the back.They mashed into my new-growth, but I'm assuming this is cause I wasn't separating. Even my mom would comment on how it looked,and I never got compliments on them. I have gotten quite a few compliments on my new set of dreads,and even I like 'em better. :D