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Billy Pilgrim
@Billy Pilgrim
03/09/14 03:00:00PM
6 posts

crochet dreads discussion and pictures


Dreading Methods

Thank you for your story. This site is the reason I binned my crochet needle. Now I know crochetting can lead to balding, I'm letting the dreads grow without crochetting. One upside of not crochetting any more is that the tension of the hair at the scalp lessens quickly and it should not be a concern of hair loss any more, or am I wrong?

My thought is now how to get rid of these dreads. Still exploring.

Billy Pilgrim
@Billy Pilgrim
03/08/14 03:05:20AM
6 posts

crochet dreads discussion and pictures


Dreading Methods

Thanks, Soaring Eagle. The wax had already been removed right before the crochetting started. The hair's cork dry, nothing in there, but hair. Should I use something to minimize the breaking?

soaring eagle said:

now that you stopped crocheting your dreads you will want to start doing wax removal too

Billy Pilgrim
@Billy Pilgrim
03/07/14 12:32:16AM
6 posts

crochet dreads discussion and pictures


Dreading Methods

I too handle the crochet...until now, that is. I had my first hair style done, right before the crochet method. It comprised of waxing and rolling. it looked terrible after a few days and I had to go back to work a couple of days later! So, in came the crochetting.Lots of hours of work by my wife. I did a lot myself after she managed to bundle dreads. After reading the info on this site, I have come to the decision to abandon the crochet method, I just - literally, just - threw the crochet needle overboard. So in comes the natural/neglect.

What frustrated me - only slightly - during my internet visits, is that my wife and I have searched for weeks to find the method I preferred: the natural look, but couldn't find it. Funny enough - now having the crochet dreads - I stumbled across your site when looking for hair decoration. All of a sudden I see hundreds of people wearing the type of dreads I was looking for. Ha!

Well, c'est la vie. So... let's see...now how to figure out how convert from crochet to natural.
My search begins here.

Thanks for being here, founder and joiners, my heart goes out to you all.



Billy Pilgrim
@Billy Pilgrim
03/09/14 03:28:11PM
6 posts

crochet dreads recovery Need help and advise


General Questions

Hey man. Thanks for your publication, it's really helpful to me. I just started the crochet-neglect conversion and am now seeing what direction my hair will turn...lol.

Thanks a lot.

Aren't you related to James Hetfield? You sure look like him.

Respect.

Billy Pilgrim
@Billy Pilgrim
03/08/14 02:54:52PM
6 posts

looking for dreads like these.


Dreading Methods

Those are crochetted dreads, look at the tips; they've been rounded, only a crochet needle does that. I have the same ones. The length is a bit longer than mind and It took me four years to grow my hair.that long. There a different styles in wearing dreads, but I'm abandoning the crochet-style. Good luck!

Billy Pilgrim
@Billy Pilgrim
03/08/14 12:19:38AM
6 posts

Too old for dreads??????


General Talk

I decided to grow dreads about 6 years ago. Now I'm 55 and actually had it done. Only one person commented: "Don't, you're too old!", others said: "Hey, you're wearing them 1 month only, and it seems as you're had 'em all your life." The down side - for others, that is - that some refuse to speak to me any more, since I'm dreadfully loaded. My wife started wearing dreads when she was about 50. She had the craziest remarks, generally negative. Some people even don't talk to her any more. But you know what the most beautiful thing of all is: you get to know your friends very fast. I've noticed that some of them are dreadlockers in hiding, but they don't know it yet.

To bring my point across: follow your heart's advise. Close your eyes, take the plunge and let it happen. You always land on your feet (well, that's what I have experienced the past ten years). I recently had to face about 400 men - and few women - over the past few months, exposing my dreads to them. I'm not saying I didn't care, because I do, but I did it anyway, because dreads is what I wanted. It's their opinion on something which just is. One of the agreements of "The four agreements" of Miguel Ruiz is: "Don't take anything personal."

Dive in...and enjoy yourself.