Is crocheting good for dreadlocks?

Does crochet dreadlocks damage hair?

Using a crochet hook that is too large can cause more damage and hair breakage, however, if it’s too small, it can be very frustrating. Typically, 0.4 mm and 0.5 mm crochet hooks work very well.

Should I crochet my dreads wet or dry?

Crochet hook maintenance should be done on dry hair only. Dry hair is less susceptible to breakage because keratin protein — the stuff hair and nails are made of — is more durable when dry.

How often should you wash crochet dreads?

Q: How often should you wash dreadlocks? (

Everyone finds what works for them, but we recommend that you wash once or twice a week. We recommend that all clients wash once to twice a week for the first 12 weeks – 3 months of having their dreadlocks.

Why do my dreads shrink?

=] Drying time is a big issue too with larger dreads. You’ll also loose some length as the dreads tighten and mature because they shrink up from the bottom as they’re maturing. This makes them wider and shorter. The amount they will shrink has a lot to do with how they were backcombed and the section size.

How can I maintain my dreads myself?

Tips to keep your dreadlocks looking good

  1. Apply hair fertiliser daily to strengthen and nourish the hair.
  2. Apply a sheen spray to your dreadlocks three times a week for maximum shine.
  3. Use an uplifting shampoo (it exfoliates the scalp) once a month to reduce flakes and relieve itching.
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