oh no you just changed names haha
we just moved servers and seems comments to someone needing a lot more help ended up on yoir page
does it smell bad when damp?
are you losing any off the ends from the baking soda?
do me a favor
post in the dreadlocks forums section maybe in "help save my dreads" ..with photos in the morning i'll look it over and if needed get our best hair expert panterra to look at it too
but try those other changes ikmediately the bars and tossing the hook in the trash
if it smells while wet or damp definitely use the rot knort too
maybe the baking soda has damaged your scalp preventing growth? were you using it the whole time?
post every detail of how you started them how you maintained and washed how often..and detailed photos
don't worry we can save them
use the bars 2 or 3 times a week for now til the hairs stronger.
break the crochet hook melt it down hire a voodoo witchdoctor or witch to put a curse on it, ..maybe even defecate on it for good measure..point is make sure your never tempted to use 1 aggain
in about a month report back on how much better they are doing
(and maybe where to get a good witch doctor for cursing crochet hooks)
ok this is very simple to fix
1 baking soda is srong enough to eat off your skin! acv dissolves a bone overnight enough to tie it in a knot. STOP USING BAKING SODA AND ACV when I used that I was losig 6-10 inches off dreads liyerally every day switch to the dreadlockshampoo.com bars and they will be stronger after just 1 or 2 washes wash 1-3 times a week with the bars and they will get way stronger
2 crochet is evil it does nothing but break thousands of hairs making dreads way too tight, very scratchy feeling like steel wool. extremely damaged and it takes years to recover from 1 single use.. never ever let a crochet hook touch your dreads again
those are your 2 problems.. your weakening the hair with harsh chemicals and your breaking it to pieces with a hook
stop both.. switch to that shampoo (and the mold killer if you need it) and no need to shave thy will get better and better.. but crochet recoverty does take a real long time
many who crocheted choose to start over naturally just for healthier dreads and because its a totally more meaningful experience
but you dont need to start over...just stop causing the harm your causing
thinning is usually from force tightening the roots retwisting interlocking sometimes crocheting (which has many other probelems) and root rubbing which pulls 1/2 the hairs right ut of the scalp
are you doing anything to maintain them or tighten the roots? or do you only wash and separate like you should
why what maintenance have you been doing .. hairs fall out daily 120-170 but thats normal were you crocheting were you doing the baking soda wash give me all the details (use the comment back button below its easier)
ofrcourse i see you have a mold issue
www.dreadlockshampoo.com makes rot knot it kills mold and mildew it smells yummy you can use a whole bottle and it rises out easy wet hair use as much as you need saturate them squeeze it into the core especialy the thick ones leave in at least 10 minutes or longer rinse then wash... were you using wax ever even once to start or regular shampoos with residues/