crochet dreads need help.
The thing about free form dreads is what you don't like, you can end up with one this a lot larger than you want or not in sections you want etc.
When dreading naturally you could have split that one apart as it was forming, when they are just starting out and you are free forming its important to separate them yourself if the section is getting to big.
Some people dont care how big they get but super fat dreads can cause problems later.
While I was free forming I had two that ended up too large, I ended up combing those out and letting just that area start over.
It really depends on what you want to do brothaman.
Stay away from the crochet hook what ever you do thats the one thing I can say for certain.
Aside from that some people like having it sectioned, some people prefer to have it natural.
I like to see exactly how my hair was intended to be. Some ended up larger (none too big because I separated when needed) than others and some are far more mature than others but they are all exactly how/where they wanted to be not where I wanted them.
its up to you whether to start over or continue. but clearly never use the hook again!
once and done yes its a mistake but not fatal one. it will take tiime to recover but will still be ok
natural is best but does take care to prevent or accept huge dreads. choosing another option to have some controls fine but its still best to then leave them alone from then on. that way your not adding to the harm and they can remain as healthy as can be
dont beat yourself up for starting a less then optimal way. just treat them better from here on out
if dreading is spiritual or meaningful to you though you might want to start over naturally for that reason
fwiw, my 1st set had huge fat crazy dreads too. i separated this set early on alot more and glad i did
18 years in i stopped though almost entirely now only separate the already big ones, letting the rest congo andget fatter
27 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 9 feet long
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