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crocheted dreads become weak and are much more high maintenance than any other dreads.
every time you push a crochet hook through a dread to pull in 1 loose hair you break dozens maybe even hundreds of other hairs. this slowly weakens the dread, while the broken hairs then find theyre way back out requiring more crochet to pull in the hairs broken by fixing the damage caused by crocheting
this process never ends
year after year you continue dammage and dammage repair till the dreads are so weak they break
the average crochet dread requirews 5-15 hours work a week

in addition, the dreads get a very woven look this looks very different from thre natural growth so crochetting must continue to keep that uniform woven look

if you crochet in the beginning a few times then stop you can recover
but continued crocheting will become a lifelong habit

its not worth it

the average crochet dreads take more work per week then i put into mine in 20 years
why make extra work for yourself?

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no u dont  want  a cream use only pure aloe with absolutely nothing else in it

 

okay, i've been curious about crocheting (as i assume many other ppl with messy new dreads have been) and i'm one of those people who likes to try something before i decide how i feel about it and after reading as much as i could and watching videos etc. i finally got up the courage to buy a hook and have a go. i decided to approach it by being as gentle and slow as i could and hopefully do as little damage as possible. also i decided to only do one dread, one time and then see how it responded. the result?? there is absolutely no way in hell i would let anyone near me with one of those things EVER. every little bit of motion was mangling and breaking hairs no matter how slow or careful i was. sure there were less loose hairs at the end but man it was like putting my baby in a straight jacket. i got half way through one dread, threw the damn thing in the bin and started praying for forgiveness. ill take fuzzy, healthy, happy baby dreads over hard packed prisoners any day! hope this helps those who are on the fence...

peace :)

i wish more people got that!


well spread the word man make a youtube vid..


sambo said:

okay, i've been curious about crocheting (as i assume many other ppl with messy new dreads have been) and i'm one of those people who likes to try something before i decide how i feel about it and after reading as much as i could and watching videos etc. i finally got up the courage to buy a hook and have a go. i decided to approach it by being as gentle and slow as i could and hopefully do as little damage as possible. also i decided to only do one dread, one time and then see how it responded. the result?? there is absolutely no way in hell i would let anyone near me with one of those things EVER. every little bit of motion was mangling and breaking hairs no matter how slow or careful i was. sure there were less loose hairs at the end but man it was like putting my baby in a straight jacket. i got half way through one dread, threw the damn thing in the bin and started praying for forgiveness. ill take fuzzy, healthy, happy baby dreads over hard packed prisoners any day! hope this helps those who are on the fence...

peace :)


yap- i think i know  where to pick it.
☮ soaring eagle ॐ said:

no u dont  want  a cream use only pure aloe with absolutely nothing else in it

 

hi, im new here and i need help, i have crochet dreads for about 3 months but after reading all that ppl said about crochet dreads i found its true all that stuff about weak dreads and all the maintenance i have to do, so i wonder if i stop crocheting them my dreads will grow up more natural, i mean i want my dreads look natural, i would like to start my dreads from 0 but its impossible now because i cant unlock my dreads, so here is my question, if the new growing hair is going to be like natural dread, and if it possible what should i do to help the process

sorry for the bad english, and i hope you understand what i mean 

My ex had a single dreadlock when I met him. It was all of his hair congoed into one dread. It was disgusting. I had to separate the dreads for him and the loose hairs I crocheted into the dread again. I didn't crochet a single hair at a time, I crocheted many and because I was careful about what I was doing I know I didn't rip all of the hairs, as you seem so set that crocheting does. Three years later, he barely crochets his hair at all except for the odd time here or there, his dreads don't have the "neatly woven" look mentioned in a thread linking to this one, and they are tough, strong, and tight. I really think you're painting anything other than sitting in the woods for two weeks in the same shade of red. I don't think that's fair to the people who can't go au naturel. As mentioned by another member above, this site shold really be "naturaldreadlockssite" because the views you express about every single method that isn't the one you chose are strongly negative. Not fair. I joined this community to share opinions, but there seems to be only one opinion.

pull on them they arent strong as u think

and whys he still have to crochet?

all you had to do was seperate thats it but once u crochetted u did cause severe harm and the need to continue doing harm

theres a reason why ppl dont like crochet and if u read the post directly above yoirs it says why..it has caused them to be weak and damaged

i guess you have x ray vission as a superpower and can see inside dreads/

wax us pure evil u never ever want to wax dreads and no u dont rull wax or anything u leave em alone do nothing however ot will take a very long time to recover friom crochet and get more natural

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