Not sure what to do.
totally totally agree. my hair gets all fuzzy and loose after I wash, but it is so true that all of the dreading only happens naturally anyways. I twist and ripped, and most of it has come undone in the front where my hair is really soft, and the only thing that's been helping to dreading it up is time and my dread tam. heidi may said:
yeah, you don't have to start ALL over. i used the backcombing method to start my dreads (which now i wish i had gone natural...but that's a different story), and the first few times i washed it seemed like all my hard work was wasted because my dreads were unraveling.
that's the funny thing about having your dreads "done" for you...it seems like they all unravel and come loose before any actual dreading happens. but the great part is: once they are almost all unraveled, it seems like they dread up faster. has anyone else experienced that?
my advice would be just to keep your hair in the sections it's in already and let them be. they'll start knotting up in no time.