So, I'm liking the front of my head...but the back is matted up all the way to my scalp, like one big helmet...what's a knotty girl to do about that? It's like I can't get to my scalp when I'm itchy....Some girl who just cut her dreads off told me that I need to rip them apart. Ouch! Any other thoughts? Mama C? How are yours coming along? Still separate? My front ones are separate but the back of my head (the part I sleep on) is completely matted together...like three major turds with sprouts coming out of each one...do you think cutting would be better than ripping? Advice welcome!