No, it's probably not too much, but it will take a lot longer for them to recover. Again, it depends on how aggressive you were with the hook. Post some pictures and we will be better able to judge. Put the pictures in a discussion if you want a good number of people to weigh in. But, you could be looking at 6 months to a year full recovery time.
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Welcome. Like Kelly and Eagle said, crocheting is the most damaging thing to be done to locks. If you only used it once to start, it'll take about 6 months to recover, but it will. If you use it often for maintenance, it only rips your hairs to shreds and makes your locks weaker.
Welcome to the community. Crochet breaks hairs when you shove it through. It make the dreads weaker every time. It is by far the worst thing you can do to them. It will take months to recover from, the length of time being dependent on how much you abused them.
welcomke crochets extremely extremely bad for dreads and will take a very long time to recover from
Hey Brandy! Really, I had no real clue how to wash my dreads when I began. I started with a bowl of water, 3 Tbsp of bs, 3Tbsp of acv and a tsp of sea salt. Now for my bs wash and acv rinse I use 5 cup water 1/3 cup bs (let sit 10 min.)and follow with avc rinse of 1 Tbsp acv and 32 oz water(let sit 1 min). I started alternating with Dr Bronners.Itake an old bottle about 32 oz fill it up almost completely with warm water add about a 1/2 tsp of the Dr Bronners, 2 tspbs and 5 drops of rosemaryessential oil. I love Dr Bronners so far .Everytime I washmy finalrinse is with the coldest water.I spray my hair lightly with homemade rosemary sea salt sprayevery other day.I am going to start washing my hair every 3rd day because I have been reading a lot about the benefits of water and washing while locking. My dreads have not unraveled at all which I believe is due to originally twisting the ends a bit tightly and perhaps our hard water. I am hoping that washing them more oftenmight encourage them to loosen a bit. I hope this wasnt too much uselessinformation..lol.. I amstill learning andalso in the beginning stages.
Brandy, I forgot to mention, please do not retwist your twist & rip dreads, they need to loosen in order to begin their journey to mature dreads. All you need to do is separate them from each other once a week. Cheers
Welcome to the community. Some useful info for you here.http://www.dreadlockssite.com/forum/topics/some-links-for-those-new-to-the-forum