Hi all, excellent site you guys have here.
Ok, so I need some advice on a decision I know many of you will not like. My situation is, I have short hair (4"-6" approx) it is fine, oily hair. I am not in this for the long haul, although I have always wanted dreads I simply don't think I have the kind of hair that will lend itself well to them. So what I am about to do is mostly an experiment, I don't know if i'll decide to keep them.
I have found someone who does excellent work with a crochet hook (I know, I know, but i've made my mind up). There are a number of reasons for me wanting to use this method, and I don't plan on re-crocheting once the initial lock up is done with the crochet hook.
I really hate the feeling of oil on my scalp and I can't see it being easy to have the will power to wash infrequently enough to train my glands to secrete less oil, so I will probably end up washing them every day. I am very conscious of my hair when it is oily.
So my questions are, will washing every day be much of a hassle with such short locks? Will my new dreads done with crochet hook behave like mature dreads as far as drying time goes?
What is the best method to keep them tidy once initial lock up is done, WITHOUT going back to the crochet hook.
Any other advice will be appreciated, but please don't try and talk me out of using the crochet hook for initial lock up.
updated by @glen-hawksworth: 02/14/15 03:49:44AM