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kantaloop
@kantaloop
12/15/10 01:10:13AM
4 posts

Beginning Crochet Recovery....


Life Issues Facing Dreads

Same here!

I got my dreads done with a crochet, but found this place just a few days after. I never did any maintenance, I decided to just let my dreads be from now on. No maintenance other than healthy washing :)

kantaloop
@kantaloop
12/09/10 10:44:29AM
4 posts

Used crochet method... what should I do now?


Introduce Yourself

Decision taken then. Im not undoing them, I'll just let them be.Thanks a lot for the support guys. I know if I never found this site, Id probably be all worried by now for the frizzies and stuff. Now I know they are just part of the process.Long journey awaits, I'll just sit back and enjoy :)
kantaloop
@kantaloop
12/09/10 01:14:23AM
4 posts

Used crochet method... what should I do now?


Introduce Yourself

Thanks a bunch for the advice to everyone :)Well, I already washed my hair and feel much better now (no more itchyness!). I plan now to wash it whenever it feels necessary, probably about every 2 or 3 days.And as you guys said, hair is starting to loose up and get really frizzie. Lots of crazy little fellas pointing in all directions, lol. However, Im pretty much determined NOT to do any "crochet maintenance". I want real natural dreads.I want my hair to lock up naturally, so I wanna help it as much as I can. My question now is: should I in some way "undo" the crocheted dreadlocks? or just let hair be from now on? I mean, will undoing the crocheted dreadlocks help the real dreadlocking process?I actually dont wanna undo the crocheted dreadlocks I already have. But if you tell me doing it will really help the hair to truly lock up, I might think about it...thanks for the support guys :)
kantaloop
@kantaloop
12/07/10 05:07:07PM
4 posts

Used crochet method... what should I do now?


Introduce Yourself

First of all, hey everyone :)This looks like a really nice dreadhead community, hope to get some help from you guys!So here goes my story...I got dreads with a mix of the backcombing and the crochet method on Saturday 4th, just 3 days ago. Mostly crochet was used. They looked fairly nice to me at the beggining, but I found this website today and read so many bad comments on those methods that now I'm concerned about how my dreads will turn out...I always aimed for a natural approach to dreadlocks, I mean, I didnt want wax or anything else on my hair. I had the idea that if it was natural then it was gonna turn out good. And "natural" just meant to me "no products involved", thats why I went with the crochet. "Neglect" seemed like a long time to wait, or at least thats the idea I got from the stuff I read on the internet.Well, so I already have my "crocheted dreads". I dont wanna cut them off or anything, but I would like to go natural from now on. What should I do? Just let them be from now on? Any special advice?My most urgent concern right now is... itchy!!! The guy that made the crochet job told me not to wash my hair in at least 2 weeks. But just 3 days after, Im looking at some dandruff on my scalp and really can't stand the itchyness no longer. So, should I wash them? No no, wait. Im TOTALLY washing them. The question is: How should I wash them not to ruin my newly crocheted dreads?Hope to get some support from this wonderful site. Thank y'all!
updated by @kantaloop: 01/13/15 08:51:07PM