Welcome and Happy Dreading.
Always, Hippie Love
Welcome to the community. You will find these links useful.http://www.dreadlockssite.com/forum/topics/some-links-for-those-new-to-the-forum
Throw away the crochet hook and let your dreads recover. It can take 6 months to a year, or even more, depending on how much damage was done. They will get very frizzy, but the loose hairs will get sucked back in.
welcome but gitta tell ya crochet needles re extremely extremely bad fir dreads its 1 of the worse things u can do to dreads
Also, you should take pictures so you can look over your progress and everyone else can see it too.
I've just turned 23, so you've got a few years on me Have you ever dreaded before? Where do you live? I'm just outside Drogheda, myself.
Hey james. Not many Irish folk on this site (or folk living in Ireland). What age are you, man?
It happens. If you notice that the residue isn't washing out, get a small travel sized bottle of clarifying shampoo from the travel section of any grocery store or drug store. You should only need to use it once, maybe twice. You only need the small bottle because you don't need much and, hopefully, should never need to use it again
Welcome James. Enjoy your journey.
Welcome. Be careful with Dr. B's though. It only works in soft water. If you have hard water it will build up and leave residue