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Loosening tight roots from...Crocheting,
updated by @jack-may: 01/13/15 09:39:36PM
It's great to realized that.
Jojoba oil, massaged into the roots will help loosen them up . It takes about 6 months to recover for ever session with the hook, but you can help speed up the process by loosening your roots yourself. Jojoba is great for that. Some people have found olive oil to work, but I am more comfortable with the other oil.
Massage it into you roots and then wash it out. Do this before every wash and you will start to feel them become looser and more comfortable.
I know it will get tempting to crochet. But just remember to look at how much tighter the rest of your lock is. The root will be just as tight when it grows out and matures.
When you look for aloe, it'll be better to get a plant. Most tube of it contain other additives like alcohol, which leave residue or will dry out your locks and make them brittle. The more pure the aloe, the better. And straight from the plant is the most pure.
Between olive oil and jojoba, get jojoba. It's pretty cheap, and a little goes a long way.
That's a big problem with crocheted locks, too. The most mature locks are still spongy and soft. Crocheting makes your locks hard. That is really uncomfortable to sleep on. When I go camping, I don't even need a pillow, I just ball up my locks under my head ad use them.
I'd advise you to let them hang free as much as you can. Since there is already so much tension on them from crocheting, tying them up will put more tension on the roots. Let them hang free and move around as much as you can. The's no reason to tie them up at night