encouragesand quickens the knots? actualy it does the oposite it forces a super natural tight weave that leaves no room for movement that aloews knotting..it takes about 6 months to recover before they begin to knot properly
and yea in your job you can too go neglect..any job that alows dreads will alow dreads
any job that will not alow dreads has to alow neglect dreads
only neglect dreads can be legaly deffended in court
if they would dare to tell you your not alowed to dread then by maintaining them you screw yourself out of your 1 possible deffence.
you cannot point out religios texts that say b=no mete]al shal touch the hair of the head while also saying you will tidy them up by poking holes in them with metal
but..squeeze your dread
does it feel spongy soft pillow like
is it hard
feels "squeeky" like broken hairs grinding on eachi[other?
take the dread
rub it on your cheek
does it feel soft cottony (but maybe firm) or does it feel scratchy like velcro coverd in tiny spiky lil broken hairs
now take a thicker dread
yank on it
hear any tearing or ripping?
(dont do it too hard if youve done alot of crochert)
havok may doubt my experience with crochetted dreads cause i never crochetted but lets not forget how many members here had and how many experienced the harm 1st hand
yea some ppl do go on years without realizuing how harmful it is
but because they dont realize the harm makes them experienced? i think not
besidesyou only need to see 1 dread that shouldnt break without over 1000 pounds of pressure break with less then 1 pound of pressure to realize how harmful it is
last year we had 1 guy who crocheted a good bit
he dove into a pool.. 4 dreads broke from the impact with the water
granted it was a high dive..5 foot high..maybe 8..
but still..it was water..just water that broke off 4 whole dreads
how much experience ya need to figyure out that perforating a dreads going to weaken it?
just talkes thought thats all
a harmles..or low harm alernative would be obsessive palm rolling
still causes friction damage but not the severe harm crochet causes
Prue Dence said:
Thanks, that's really helpful. Also with my job i can't really leave them to form via neglect method. i like them looking all neat and tidy. i suppose time will tell. i just found that crocheting encourages and quickens the knots in the dread but you both have valid points, i suppose it's ultimately a personal thing.Namaste/Havok said:
I personally have a friend who is the reason i wanted dreads, they are absolutely amazing! and she crochets them. not constantly but she does and they aren't fuzzy they don't look weaved there beautiful. I guess when she tells me that crocheting works for her i will take her opinion becuase she has experience in that. Your friend's have experience with the crochet then maybe ask them. they know what there talking about because they live it with there hair everyday. Nothing is more valuable than experience!
Take SE he has a wealth of knowledge in neglect method dreads. that is something that has to be learned also.
there is a while area on here about maintenance it will mostly tell you to leave everything alone, that seems to be the general concession on this site. Uhh i would maybe look around ask around and see what is easy for you. there your dread babies and your adventure have fun with it!
27 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 9 feet long