I haven't been on as much recently because of my school workload, but I figured I'd drop in here, even though it looks like everything has already been said.
There are plenty of videos on line that demonstrate how to crochet locks. The problem with all of them is that some people try to tell you that there is a method tat doesn't do any damage. That is a boldfaced lie. The damage done is on the inside of your locks. Unless you've got X-ray vision, you can't see it. With every pass of the hook, both forward and back, hairs are ripped to shreds. Because of how tangled your hair is, it doesn't just rip it in half. It rips it into quite a few pieces. This severely weakens your locks. After only a few sessions the tips of your locks are no longer attached to your head. They are attached to other broken hairs, which are attached to others, and others and others until finally they attach to your scalp.
Crocheting once will delay progress by up to 6 months. A few sessions can delay progress by years.
Like Mons said, the only thing a crochet hook is designed for is crocheting yarn into hats, scarves, blankets, etc...
Your hair is too weak to withstand the damage that crochet hooks inflict
Hi Aaron. Well, you need help crocheting....You grew your hair for 6 years before dreading, that is a long time for a guy, must have great length. If you took the time and patience for 6 years, why would you not give 2 years for natural mature dreads to form? You would have beautiful movement, strength and durability. Any hooking will weaken the locks, causing them to fall off in your hand.....six years of hair growth to have it break off in your hand, now that would be a shame. It is your hair, your decision, but please take note of all the wisdom passed from others to you. Good luck on finding help in your area if you still want it. Cheers
strong healthy dreds zero maintenance
all natural (most) no backcomb crochet wax palm roll ..nothing
2nd vid salon maintained disasdf-ters
severe harm done
balding broken lost dreads
see the diference?
u want your dreads to last stay away dfrom salons hooks and agressive maintenance
dont search for it..run from it crochert isnt maintenance its dread abuse
its a horibly destructive thing to do to dreads
Only good thing to do with a crochet hook is to throw it away.
crocheting dreadlocks is extremely damaging. You are constantly breaking hairs which results in very weak dreadlocks. Also once you start crocheting, you really can never stop because you'll always have to bring in those hairs that you've broken. No matter how careful you are with it, it's still going to be doing some damage. You can do whatever you'd like, however the only crocheting information on here will be on how to recover damaged locks from doing it.
The messiness will eventually calm down the longer you have your locks. Mess is good in the beginning, that means your hair is knotting up! Embrace your messy hair!
Much love <3