I have mold/mildew in my 'locs. I've been denying it for a while, but as I was cooking this weekend and a few of my 'locs fell in my hair. I got a strong whiff of mildew. I freaked out and have had my hair in a ponytail ever since.
After I calmed down, I did some web research and discovered that it's a common occurrence, especially when you air dry your 'locs...which I do.
So tonight, before I wash my hair, I have to douse it in witch hazel! Believe it or not, that's the better option...others include Seabreeze and rubbing alcohol. Ewwww!