hi :D welcome to dreadlockssite :D thanks for the friend request peace an luv be with u i been dreading 7months they r doing great:D luv it lol
Welcome. Crocheting, like Eagle said, is extremely damaging. They are not made for locks. No respectable hair stylist sells art supplies in their foyers. Even though salons do more harm to locks than good, that should tell you something about them.
What crocheting does is rips your hair into smaller and smaller pieces. This makes your hair extremely weak and brittle. Because of the ripping, more and more hairs pop out and look messy, which leads to the assumption that more crocheting is needed. It's a vicious cycle. Better to get out of it sooner than later. If you keep crocheting, even only once in a while, you risk having locks snap off in places, and even at the root, leaving bald spots
welcome but never yse a crochet needle thats a horible mistake
Hi Michelle. stay away from rubber bands. They slowly melt in the hair and the stickiness gets sucked in. Use beads or embroidery thread instead. Rubber bands also cause weak spots in the sections....peace
Yes it is! its only been 4 weeks but i love them already! haha
your dreads are beautiful! love your pics! how long have u been dreading and what method did u use!?
ACV will absolutely help. BS is a base, like I said. It will over dry your hair and make your scalp and hair brittle and itchy. ACV acts like a conditioner, and brings your pH level back to normal. The first wash may not fix it right away. But within a few washes you'll completely stop itching. Also, adding peppermint, rosemary, and tea tree oils to your mixtures will do wonders. Peppermint, alone, cures most itchies. But if you use it outside of a wash, ALWAYS mix it with either a lot of water, Jojoba oil, or almond oil. Peppermint is caustic to your skin and can easily burn you at 100% concentration.
Since you're only 2 weeks in, they will loosen and tighten over and over again for the next ~6 months or so. 2 week old locks should not be tight at all. They won't start getting tight for a number of months. And the tips of healthy locks are pretty wispy. Those wispy ends help your locks dry so much faster. Blunted tips can take 2+ times as long to dry because water gets trapped and has no way to drain out.
Welcome. Don't worry about washing. Baby locks should be washed 2-3 times a week.
Do you have naturally oily hair? If not, then you need to rinse out theBS well, and then do an ACV rinse. Just a cap full of ACV to every 5 cups of water. BS is a base ad will dry out your hair and damage it, if done alone. ACV will reset your scalp and hair back to a healthy pH level