Nice dreads man!
Welcome and Happy Dreading.
Always, Hippie Love
So glad i joined this site today! Im just going to leave them from now on to do their own thing, watched too many of the wrong videos and read all the wrong things. Didn't realize that i was causing so much damage to my hair. Thanks for the advice people i really appreciate it as there isnt many people i can find over here to ask questions about dreadlocks. Thanks :D:D
Fa'ilte a chur roimh Ashey. Your dreads suit you and your musician lifestyle. If you want to keep them for life, you should listen to Soaring Eagle who's had his dreads for more than 22 years. Crochet hooks are extremely dangerous to the life span of dreads. The hook breaks the hairs in little pieces inside the dread, eventually causing it to fall or break off. Keep 'em natural now, just maintain by washing and separating. You will see little hairs popping out all over, that is from the hook, I hope you don't have the urge for a hook to put them back in because more damaged broken hairs will result and it is a temporary fix which only causes slow death of dreads.
If you just want your dreads for a couple of years, then go for it, that way you have instant dreads. But dude, your gonna love 'em and want them for ages, if not life.
Welcome. Eagle's right about both matters. Th only thing worse for locks than crocheting is felting. Even wax is better. You can scrub wax out with detergent and time. But with crocheting, every pass of the hook rips hairs into smaller and smaller pieces. This makes your locks weaker. In time, it can cause locks to become to tight and weak, that they snap in places. Even at the root, creating a bald spot.
Palm rolling only does 1 of 2 things. If you don't do it much, it only makes them look neat for a few hours. It doesn't create lasting knots. If you do it enough to see progress, it severely damages your roots. I did it for the first 2 weeks, daily. Over 6 years later, I am still trying to fix the damage.
welcome but crochet is extremely extremel;y bad for dreads it does extreme harm and delays progress a ton it takes a very long time to recover from 1 use
lso palm rolling does nothing unless u do it excessivly then it does alot of harm...but not compared tp crochet wich is 1 of the worse thibgs u can do
Welcome to the community Gabriella. Peace
Welcome. Eagle's right. Take the bands out right away. Bands squeeze your locks too tightly and create weak spots in them. These weak spots can end up causing your locks to snap in places.
Not to mention that bands tend to snap and get sucked into your locks where they dry rot and glow mold/mildew