Welcome and Happy Dreading..
welcome babas right crochets a horible destructive method that does severe damage and delays progress by 6 months
Since we have already spoke, all I will say is welcome..
Welcome. But crocheting is the most damaging thing that can be done to locks. I hope you didn't pay them.
Crocheting once to start is bad, but not destroying. It will, however, delay any progress by about 6 months. And 6 more months for each time you crochet after that.
All that method is good for is ripping your hair into smaller and smaller pieces which causes weak, frizzy and stiff locks. I know the desire to have locks right away can be overwhelming, but it just doesn't work that way. Locks need time to grow and mature. There's nothing that can be done to grow mature locks in days.
Welcome. To start growing lock, though, you need to keep conditioners away from your hair. They leave residues and make your hair too soft to lock up
Welcome Try a Baking Soda Wash (BS) and Apple Cider Vinegar rinse (ACV) and Happy Dreading
Always, Hippie Love
what's good man, welcome. I was kinda in the same situation as you getting fades 24/7 and all that shit but eventually about 8 months ago i stopped cutting my hair and went full fro. thing was huge. started natural dreading which is basically no combing no picking out you just let the hair do its thing. Not sure if your hair is curly but if it is you should definitely go that route. Just know that it's gonna take some time. I don't recommend letting anyone touch your hair no matter what. if you're starting off short then wait a little bit because it's not gonna dread while extremely short. the forums have a lot of info about dread methods but neglect is more than likely (guessing you have afro-texture) the best option. don't use shampoos with conditioner though as soaring eagle said that will reverse progress.
welcome but conditioning prevents dreading