its simple..do nothing let it dread itself..no harm at all the hook is like using a jackhammer to knot the hair when a gentle breeze would do the same job
the hook is extremely destructive and makes them so tight they take 6 months or longer to loisen enough to even begin to dread
the hok replaces drezding with weaving
you have to force every knot cause they just wont progress at all unless u leave em alone to dread
we saw 1 guy ruin his dreads so badly with the hook he gha\d to rub his dreads through a sewing machine to sew em back togetygner
and another dove in a pool and 4 drwads broke just from the water impact
I hear you. That's the downside of the BS wash. I used to dye my hair, but haven't in ages. My locks are my natural hair colour. I think about dying them again, now and then. But I'd probably stick to using henna and just doing it the same colour brown to cover up some of the roots that stick out and look white. But only I can see them. Not even my wife notices
welcome the crochet hooks a huge mistake its very destructive and will make them take 6 months to over a year lob=nger to dread just throw it away and never ever ever use it
wash a few times a week and seperate as needed thats all and join the crochet recovery group
Welcome. Definitely wash every 2-3 days in the beginning. The more you wash, the better. Dirty hair will not lock.
I love the baking soda/ACV wash. But with dyed hair, the BS willlighten the colour and may strip it completely in time.
YOu could also use any of the soap from dreadlockshampoo.com. It smells awesome and doesn't leave any residue. I loved Dr. Bronners for years, but not everyone can use it. If you have hard water, it will not rinse out of your hair well