Picking mass amounts of little tiny feathers out of your dreads= fuck.
On a side note, (Yes, I HAVE read the memories.) I have those little white speckles everywhere from my roots. I've been dying over them to hide them. Now, the thing is, I don't like the whole uniform color thing on me. I like the natural looking dreads where everyone is a different color, maybe one dread in itself is many different colors, etc etc. I don't want to try and dye one dread dark brown, bleach one dread so it's a lighter brown, bleach another dread lighter so it's a lighter brown, because, well, I don't think it would look right. I don't want to plan the differences in color myself. I want nature to take care of it.
From the Memories, I know that washing with detergent or dishsoap will make your color fade.
BUT. Because of the way my hair is, The little white broken roots still show. If I don't dye it, I'm going to get those speckles everywhere. And I DO NOT WANT.
So I'm kind of stuck. Either keep dying my hair, and have it look dyed, or let the color fade, and have white spots everywhere and look like I have a bad case of dandruff.
I know it sounds kind of hypocritical, I want my hair to look natural but I want to cover up the little white spots at the same time. The first month I dreaded I didn't dye at all and I loved it, every dread was a different color, they were all unique, it was perfect. But then people kept commenting on the whitespots everywhere, so I was compelled to dye. I live in redneck central, and explaining to them that no, it's not dandruff, it's just broken hair doesn't work.