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Cooee Cobber DreadyKat. To maintain beautiful, healthy locs, just keep them clean and separate sections when needed. That's it. Dreads maintained. Lots of great info on this site to help you along the way. Peace
Root rubbing will only thin out your locks and rips your hair into shreds.
As for crocheting, it is the second worst thing that can be done to locks. It's even worse than wax. All it does is rips your hair into smaller and smaller pieces. This weakens your locks considerably, and is responsible for many people losing locks. They can get snap off in random places, even at the roots, leaving bald patches
welcome bever root rub never crochet
nothing else at all