My dreads are about 3 months or so old. I haven't been keeping them very clean lately due to the fact that I didnt like my current shampoo. i have been using dr bronners peppermint soap. it seemed no matter how much i diluted it or how much i rinsed, i was left with this nasty residue feeling in my hair. so looking through the memories, i came across a lot of soaps, mostly brands that are not found easily near where I live. I did come across one person who said that they loved Paul Mitchell's Tea Tree Shampoo. I ran out and bought a bottle and wow. i love it. it does the job quite well. it left my scalp feeling remarkably clean and my hair feeling soft. rinsing it was very easy. Anyways, just though that i would throw a little recommendation out there. it cost about &10 for a 10oz. bottle. which isn't too cheap, but it's not all that expensive either.
did we ever work out what to do with dreads that were thinning at the roots.... enough so that the dread would break off eventually with lack of hairs supporting it?