Thank you for the friend Brynn! <3
I will do good luck with your beginning few months and the adjusting and getting used to dreads
Welcome to the community Brynn. Hope you decide to let your dreads mature all naturally now, embracing the changes as they happen. Peace
Welcome. While latch hooking isn't as bad a crocheting, it's extremely destructive. By continuously poking holes in your locks, you are actually weakening the integrity of the lock itself.
If you only did it once to start, good. Give your hair some time to heal.
welcome but the latch hook was a very bad idea but as long as u dont use it ever again then they will recover
awesome good to hear
Welcome. I know it may be tempting to use bands to keep your locks separated. But even if you only put them in loosely, they're elastic, so they will tighten over time, creating weak spots in your locks, which can snap eventually. Also, they tend to get sucked up into your hair, where they dry rot and grow mold and mildew.
Welcome to the community Michelle, glad you found this wonderful site. If you ever have quesitons, please feel free to ask us, not one is silly when it comes to dreadlocks, so ask away. This is a good posting from Soaring Eagle: http://www.dreadlockssite.com/forum/topics/beginners-guide-to-starting-dreadlocks?xg_source=activity
Not all shampoos and bars are good for dreads, some are too conditioning, so let us know what one you are using and the ingredients. Also, not all dread shampoos or bars work well in hard water, but in soft water they work great. Below is a map so you can see your water type. If you have hard water, we recommend www.dreadlockshampoo.com, as their products works fantastic in hard water. The creator of those is also a member on this site, Her stuff is fantastic.
Enjoy your neglect journey, it is truly a fun an wild ride to grow dreadlocks....peace
welcome but take out those rubber bands right away they are nothing but trouble and cauee a dozen diferent serius issues makwe sure u get ever lil peice out