i totally agree with Kath. i'm new to this forum, and i thought it was gonna be an open minded forum, one where all ideas and methods are accepted and can be discussed, but so far it has come off as a rather close minded forum, just on the other end of the spectrum. it has a rather negative outlook on the different dreading routes, an outlook that has made me feel rather looked down upon. i started out waxing my dreads, i backcombed, i crocheted every once and a while, i palm rolled, i rubbed my roots, all of which are looked down upon on this forum. i think those methods did what they were supposed to for me. i don't really think the wax really obstructed my locking, i just think it's gross that it's just sitting in the middle of my dreads which is why i'm doing methods to get it back out. i think wax was beneficial for the early stages of my dreadlocks, especially for a kid who's parents wouldn't be able to handle the frizz that accompanies early dreads, nor would his school or job.
i think my dreads locked up just as they should have in my journey. i think the crochet hook got a lot of the crazy frizzies under control that hung off my dreads, which i liked. my hair doesn't dread up that easily naturally, so i took some precautions. i didn't break many hairs at all, i used a small crochet hook, one which the hook was filled with enough hair to go through the dread easily. it did exactly what it was supposed to do, got the frizz locked up. now that they are locking nicely, i don't crochet anymore. it's not a "never ending cycle", it's just another method (in my experience).
take a chill pill dudes, smoke a bowl, whatever floats your boat, but just relax and let people dread how they think they should, it's their journey, ya know? embrace, don't push away. whether you think you are or not, i felt pushed away. think about how you come off and make this an even greater place
bless you all