the truth about crocheting dreadlocks
I agree with SE. I've done a great deal of damage crocheting my dreads. If you just leave them alone and be completely patient with your hair it will all get sucked in. You can also put wraps in your dreads and that helps a lot with loose hair. You can leave them in for a few months if you want. Just be careful with how often you wash because you're more prone to mold and mildew since it's wrapped up. It's also a lot easier and less time consuming. Crocheting my dreads just made me really frustrated. The only thing I really do with a crochet needle is blunt the tips. That's all I think they should be used for. I've seen a lot of people that tend to care too much for their dreads and overly maintain them end up cutting them out or combing them out. Dreading your hair is a slow and beautiful process. Embrace it and let your hair do it's thing naturally.