Q. Do you happen to know anything about dread breakage? I’ve been bleaching my dreadies for some time now, so using a good dread wax once a week seems to condition them well. But I’ve noticed that they still are often dry…and I’ve heard stories of dreads breaking off. Should I be using oil as well?
A. Hmm… yeah, warm oil probably wouldn’t hurt if you’re really concerned about it. Try jojoba oil from the health food store. But dreads are typically quite dry anyway – maybe next time you see someone with healthy-looking dreads, ask if you can feel them to compare texture, etc. to try and determine whether or not you should be concerned about their condition.