Hi I'm back! 21 months!
congrats, great progress!
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If you wash your dreads 1-3 times a week you are good to go. Besides that, you can rinse with (cold) water as much as you want. I wash my hair not later than 7 pm because i want it completely dry before going to bed. Wet hair can cause mold, so you don't wan't that. I think wearing your hair like in the latest pictures is way better than before and will help with your recovery. Good luck!
good that you have stopped crocheting! Your hair needs to grow out at the roots. The longer and looser your hair get at the roots the less the sections will be seen. Let your hair grow and maybe wear it mostly open all the time? Pulling a ponytair very tight could also break hair and can also cause traction alopecia. Maybe wear a tam or something like that if you don't want to wear them down, but at least stop pulling them tight.
Recovery from crochet takes very long but i guess it's never too late doing it! Best wishes!
Hey and welcome!
Even after twist and rip your hair is still very long, which is very cool! It's the total opposite to mine, because i have started with pretty short hair. Maybe keeping everything separated could get a little harder for you, but maybe not even that. So your on the best way to get beautiful dreads in a couple of month, only patience is the price to pay! You can ask almost everything on here and i am pretty sure someone will have a helpful answer. So feel free and enjoy your journey as much as you can!
I have tried out seasalt for a while at the beginning of my journey and i guess it helps at least a bit. I have curly hair that wanted to dread anyway, so for me the benefit was not too big. I was told to use it a couple of hours before a wash and not to leave it in for days or just over night, because it will sort of dry out your scalp and it might cause some itches. So just go for it and give it a try, but don't use it too excessively! Buy a bag of seasalt and mix it with water, it's simple!
Ok, so i'm a skateboarder for 30+ years, and i guess it's a hobby or an addiction or whatever... I started around 1987 or so as a punkrock kids with my friend from school and his older brother. We built our own wooden ramps which was very cool and this older brother had dreads almost to his butt. I think that's where it clicked! His dreads were'nt natural, but he was my hero anyway!
Took me some decades to get my dreads going, but at least still skate once or twice a week and hopfully will never quit and will never cut my hair again. I'm in love with both now, skateboarding and my dreads and i hope both are for life!
Sometimes i scratch a little with my fingertips too, but not too obsessive and mostly only once. Did you ever try cold rinses with water? After i have changed my washing routine to rinsing with cool to cold water after shampooing, my scalp feels way less itchy than before. Right now i feel those itches maybe a day before next wash, so mostly 5 or 6 days without any itching.