I would try sealing or perhaps braiding? I had this same problem and I used to get those dreads by the nape of your neck and it was horrid. My hair is cropped to jaw length and im loving it (shortest I've ever had- its always been LONG. I know you don't want to go that route haha.

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LP: SM RSB
CO: Trader Joe's TTT, CJ A&O, SM RSB
LI: CJ Beauticurls, KCKT
Sealers: SM Elixir, JC N&S
Masks: SM DT,SM AB, CJ Rehab, CJ Repair Me
Stylers: KCCC, CJ PP, FSG, Aloe, Ecostyler, SM TGM
Co-wash: NH IH&T

And lots of different oils to seal/pre-poo

BC #2: 10/2/13
2c/3a/3b w/ loose botticellis, whirls and curls,
Coarse,High Porosity;CG since 2007