It is largely a matter of preference to you, however we do support root-rubbing in moderation.
Root-rubbing certainly isn’t a necessity by any means, and it’s not something that we invite our clients to do, but it can help keep your roots locking up between maintenance sessions under the right circumstances. Root-rubbing should only be done when your dreadlocks are 100% dry and free of any products. If you choose to root-rub we highly recommend doing so only in moderation – only do this once between each wash. Root rubbing creates a lot of friction which can be very damaging if overdone, however friction is also what helps to form knots in your hair. It’s far better to do this very infrequently or not at all than to overdo it and cause breakage.