New here, not to dreads. Started locking my hair in June, wool hat rubbing. After my hair started to separate slightly, I began to rip and twist. Anyway, it's been a slow process over the last 6 months, and most of it is dreaded now. Unfortunately for me, I've got really silky hair that doesnt like to knot, and I like my dreads to look fairly neat, not perfect but vaguely tubular. Anyway, I crochet very carefully every now and again, and basically, I'm looking for ways to keep my dreads fairly neat without damaging them.
Here's a few pics of my 'journey'.
Starting... One drunken bet and it begins
Around this time I became interested in tip blunting, and fell for the DHHQ advice on clockwise rubbing, not a good idea.You can see some locks with strange balls on the end in the picture above.
By now, some of my earlier locks had begun to feel fairly mature.
I bought a crochet hook, unaware of the dangers, and blunted my tips.
That was a few months ago, and they're still improving. The lower section of my hair is now dreading. My whole head is a mix of mature-ish, non mature dreads and loose hair. Probably gonna dread a bit more of the loose hair.
updated by @charles-turner: 01/13/15 09:45:10PM