welcome read the dreaducation page 1st your hair will dread itself easily
Hi Erica! Welcome to the site! Baba is right. Check out the dreaducation pages and if you really want to see what stages the hair can go through, check out some of the member timelines as well.
I look forward to seeing you around the forums.
Welcome. Great info can be found in the dreaducation link up top. Natural is the healthiest for your scalp and hair. But TnR is the next best thing. Just don't use products and be aware that your locks, no matter how you start, will come out before they mature. the first 4 months are the messiest,and month 4 tends to be the most nappy. But soon after that, they will start to look more mature and slow down their untangling and just start to tangle
I read your blog posts and everything, and honestly, you shouldn't worry so much about loose ends or whatever. Or how far other people have come. Everyone's hair is different and dreads and different rates, but I promise you, it will dread on its own. It's loose because it's only been a couple of months, and the fact that you crochet it probably doesn't help, because...dreads tighten up on their own. You don't need to do anything, just have to be patient. I used to look at my hair all the time to see any progress, but SE gave some awesome advice on not looking in the mirrors, not messing with your hair so much, just letting it do its thing, and since I've done that Im happy with the progress, because you don't worry so much about it. Seriously, I know it's hard, but just try to be patient and it will definitely pay off. Also, I know washing it makes it look messy and like it's undoing the progress, but washing definitely helps. Dreadlocks are messy when you first start them out, it's normal.