Q. I just started dreading up my hair. When I go to bed they look good, but by morning they’re all a mess. Is there anything I can do to “protect” them from my tossing and turning?
A. Try wearing a hat or a nylon stocking over your dreads when you sleep. If they are long enough, tie them back with an elastic and then put a nylon over top. Other than that, if your dreads are new, it’s just the ends that are having a hard time staying in the new little dreadies. Just have patience until they grow a bit stronger and tighter, and using dread wax to fix them up in the morning will help a lot, too.