Welcome. Bands will not help them lock up though. In fact, they will slow the process. Your hair neds to be fre to move. Bands are elastic and prevents that movement. They can also get sucked into your locks and lost there. Inside your hair, those bands dry rot and grow mold and mildew. They also create weak spots in your locks that make the whole lock weaker.
Aloe is great, but if you don't have african textures hair, it is too conditioning and will slow the process down a lot
welcome but dont use rubber bands and why backcomb/ its unesacary
Welcome. Every time you crochet, you break hairs. This makes more and more hairs that will stick out and make your locks look fuzzy and need more maintenance. If you just leave them alone, those loose hairs will get sucked into your locks and look clean by themselves.
Crocheting only destroys locks and makes them take longer and longer to form mature locks.
welcome your psayimg to have thenm destroyed stop it your spending thousands of dollars and ruining them
it will take a very very long time to recover from all the extreme harm they have done to you so never go back never do a thing to them all the broken hairs will opop out they wu=ill look ruined because u mangled them to death but eventualy they will recover and look good
They look like they always need to be fixed because you keep having a hook shoved through them. Crochet is extremely damaging to dreads. After 3 years, they are likely very damaged. It causes all the broken/loose hairs that you are seeing.Do your best to save them and stop that "maintenance" immediately. Just wash 1-3 times a week and let them recover.