and dont worry bout talking too much its fine
the thing is you cant use a hook without causing harm no matter how gentle you are,..and you cant see the harm its doing now i can tell you exactly why your roots wernt dreading.. 2 reasons not washing enough..and 2 using a soap thats 90% conditioners.. so your preventing it from dreading then having to force it to dread..now having said that its normal and healthy to have hair between dreads covering the scalp that will grow out to several inches b4 dreading..its just how it is
see salons use shame tactics to make you ashamed of every loose hair so they can get you to pay them to tick every hair into place.. dreads are loose hairs that are alowed to dread..its just that simple..if u leave it alone and wash properly it cant help but dread
want proof? those dreadlockshampoo.com bars are nowhere near as conditioning as the soap i ise yet after using them for months my scalps a lil fizzy then i wash with the liqiud shampoo onlu once and poof all that fizzy scalp has sprouted into dozens of baby dreads practicly overnight
getyourself a bottle of the liqiud, and 2 or more bars wash ywice a week and throw the hook away and i guarantee you wont ever want to do any more harmfil maintenance
and theres a good reason we have to tell the truth its cause uoi cannot see the harm its causing untill its too late..or untill you stop for 6 months to a year..
during that recovery process you will see all the broken hairs pop out everywhere ..since you only did the roots it wont be extreme but those who crochet the whole dread see extreme fuzz..a complete mess caused by trying to keep them neater then they ever should have been
if you look at your photo you can see how they look too straight..thats the stiffness ..not nearly as bad as most crochet dreads but still easu enough to spoy at a glance
yes if you start with crochet then it makes them too yight to dread at all for the 1st 6 months.. really tyou shouldnt do anything to the roots and shouldnt have a 'loc lady"
that other methods called interlocking wax interlocking and crochet the 3 worse (except dread perm and felting) thats what happens when you go to so called pros they do everything wrong they can do
dreads are best left alone and only washed (weeklu or more often) and separated
mine are going on 24 years and are a foot past the floor
and ive never done a thing to them excepty wash and separate
welcome but what from knottyboy? they should be boycotted i hope not wax!
also crochets a very bad idea too that causes extreme damage, makes them stiff and scratchy and 1 use delays dreading by 6 months
it can take years to fully recover from crochet