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Kaila Gareau Kangas
@Kaila Gareau Kangas
10/17/11 12:16:21AM
8 posts

Can you seperate or split a dread?


crochet and dread tools recovery

I wont be separating. Patience and in a few years i will have new dreads to draw the attention away from my big guys. There are 2 at the back that are double as thick as the rest of mine. I would probably miss them if i separated. Thank you for all the input.

Kaila Gareau Kangas
@Kaila Gareau Kangas
10/14/11 06:55:04PM
8 posts

Can you seperate or split a dread?


crochet and dread tools recovery

I have 37 dreads at the moment. When I started my dreading process I separated them equally not realizing hair is thicker in some parts of the head. Some are really thin while about ten of them are huge guys is there a way to separate a few of them? Do I need to take them out and re-do them? Has anyone ever been successful at this?


updated by @Kaila Gareau Kangas: 02/14/15 07:37:44AM
Kaila Gareau Kangas
@Kaila Gareau Kangas
10/14/11 06:33:03PM
8 posts

How To Make Dreads Neat Without Crochet Hook


crochet and dread tools recovery

They lay against the back of my neck because I cover them up they stay put. try cutting a sleeve off a shirt or wrap them with a scarf. I put my all to the back because I sleep on my side but you could put them at the side,too. I find if I leave them loose they are super fuzzy in the morning.

I understand the need to keep them neat. : )

ManOfBliss said:

Kaila,

Where do you put your dreads when sleeping, off to the side?

Kaila Gareau Kangas
@Kaila Gareau Kangas
10/13/11 07:34:08PM
8 posts

How To Make Dreads Neat Without Crochet Hook


crochet and dread tools recovery

I have only recently stopped crocheting my dreads, they are becoming very fuzzy very fast! I have been palm rolling before bed and sleeping with a cotton shirt sleeve on my head lol for the last few nights and it seems to help. In the morning they are not as fuzzy also try not to wash your hair as often try to wait a week if possible...I know its hard and frustrating i'm in the same boat : )

Kaila Gareau Kangas
@Kaila Gareau Kangas
10/05/11 06:51:03PM
8 posts

Crochet ( Hooking) Recovery


Help! Save My Dreads

Glad to hear your not still crocheting : ) How long did it take your dreads to recover? ( from a single crocheting session)

Hans Miniar Jnsson said:

it's really quite good to read these posts and comments on crochet recovery and the fact it's possible that just given time they'll be fine because, I took a crochet needle to my locks when they were but a few weeks old.

Mind you! I had an "excuse"...

I had to go in for surgery and it was "likely" that I wouldn't be able to raise my arms high enough to even pull apart the babies and my new hair growth is so fast that should I leave 'em 100% untouched for only 3 days the whole root area of my head would mat into a "helmet" of hair (which then took an hour to gently pull apart so that it goes into the locks... )

Post surgery I was more mobile than expected, but I didn't want to undo the locks or cut all my hair off (which would have been the same thing basically) so.... I am somewhat glad I did it, even if they need a lot of time to recover from it.

Kaila Gareau Kangas
@Kaila Gareau Kangas
10/05/11 06:48:14PM
8 posts

Crochet ( Hooking) Recovery


Help! Save My Dreads

Thank you for sharing your experience it is reassuring to know others have been in the same situation. I'm looking forward to letting a few weeks pass without touching them and I will post timeline pictures. This site feels like a support group for dread abusers Like Crocheting Anonymous!

Egubman said:

i had dreads and crocheted them for 2 and a half months. then i saw this sight and havent crocheted since! its been almost 3 weeks without crocheting...after one week itself you can feel the difference! got lose hair here and there but i can feel in the roots mainly, it has started dreading properly..good luck!!

Kaila Gareau Kangas
@Kaila Gareau Kangas
10/05/11 12:46:32AM
8 posts

Crochet ( Hooking) Recovery


Help! Save My Dreads

I started my dreads 8 months ago and became addicted to Hooking. I went about my dreads in the wrong way : ( After finding this site I'm proud to say I have stopped Thank you SE for your support.

Can I still palm roll or will it prevent locking. I would love to just leave them be but that is not realistic for me. Has anyone else made the mistake of crocheting there dreadies and recovered I would love to see your pics.


updated by @Kaila Gareau Kangas: 01/13/15 09:11:32PM
Kaila Gareau Kangas
@Kaila Gareau Kangas
10/05/11 07:10:23PM
8 posts

dreadlocks crochet recovery timeline


Saved Dreads Success Stories

Thank you Bene for giving me hope your story is inspiring and reassuring.:)

There should be a forum category just for crochet recovery stories and tips. There are many posts with this subject it is very difficult to find them though.