A friend of mine dreaded my hair about 2-3 months ago. They seemed to be doing decent until I went on a week long bike ride that involved washing my hair too much and keeping it smooshed into a ponytail and helmet. Now my dreads are barely recognizable as dreads anymore. Some of them are just smashed together in massive knot of nothingness, while others are really just un-knotted strands of hair. I have been trying to rip them apart at the roots but it is so messed up I am having a really hard time. I'm starting to get really bummed out because I don't think there is any way to salvage them. Does anyone have some advice or would it be best to just comb it out and start all over again?
P.S. I don't know if it makes a difference but my hair wasn't that long when I started. The longest hair was between my chin and shoulders. Also, my hair is semi-think but pretty straight.