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Welcome. You may already know, but when you do either of those methods, only do them once. Otherwise you set yourself back to the start. Just making sure you know
Welcome. Crocheting once to start will not destroy your locks, but using it for maintenance will. It rips hairs into smaller and smaller pieces, which weakens your locks and roots.
welcome but gotta warn u crochet is extremely damagfing to dreads all yoir doing is breaking hair making them weaker and weaker