crochet recovery experiences
crochet and dread tools recovery
So mine were started with TnR, crochet and interlocking.
1. I crocheted 2 or 3 times after the intitial creation
2. at three months I crocheted them myself - then at 6 months I had them crocheted by the people that started them. Somewhere between 0 and 6 months I probably sat on the couch and attempted to crochet a few - nothing too dramatic)
3. 3 or 4 maximum crochet sessions
4. 6 months is when i stopped (approx)
5. I think I noticed the regrowth dreading on its own after maybe 4 or 5 months (can't really remember) so thats a guestimate - I'm not totally sure about looping but I have loops on the bottom 4 inches of dread
6. They were tight because they had just been crocheted but they have softened up a lot and are quite spongy now.
7. Not really fuzzy at all - there is loose hairs coming out of the dreads but they are not and have never really been tragically fluffy since i stopped crochet - admittedly though I had hair down to my thigh/butt region before I dreaded so I don't know if that is an advantage to not having fluffies or not
8. I'm 19months in (13 of which are no crochet) and they still look a bit woven but I honestly think thats more from the TnR than crochet
9. The roots started locking naturally pretty quickly - probably 4-5 months after I stopped interlocking and crocheting
10. They haven't looked "manufactured"to me for a few months (people keep telling me to get them "fixed")
Hope thats what you are after SE ..... I never really crocheted my roots though - they were interlocked and I used a big doll makers needle to pull regrowth up inside the dread to stop the fuzzy halo look - the crochet was mainly used to pull fuzzies in on the lengthy part of the dread (not the base)