Welcome. Eagle's right about the law and work. If you want healthy locks, you shouldn't do any maintenance to them. And no job can object unless for safety reasons (Like if you need to wear a mask as firefighters or pilots do).
As far as rubber bands go, they are elastic. They squeeze your locks too tightly, even if they aren't in tight. This prevents movement. Stopping movement stops knots from forming. They never progress. Bands can also snap and get sucked into your locks where they get lost and dry rot causing mold and mildew. Baking soda will make this happen faster causing mold to grow sooner.
Welcome and Happy dreading.
wait your only washoing once a mi0nth u should be washing every 3 days no rubber bands no crocheting crochet just once and it delays dreading by 6 months! dont wash and they dont dread either the more u wash the beter they dread
rubber bands should never be used at all
welcome but u never hasve to crochet for work and all thst does is break hairs creatu[-ing more loose hairs and the need for more crochet and slowly you make them weaker and weaker
work cannot bylaw make you maintain them in any way
dreadsare protected by the bill of rights..but only if natural;
so just tell them no i cant do anything about the frizz without harming them and legaly you cant even ask me to and leave it at that