Do you have to crochet your dreads?

How can I get dreads without a crochet hook?

3 ways to maintain dreadlocks without crochet hook

  1. Separate your dreads at the roots. ⁠ …
  2. Clockwise rubbing ⁠ For the loose hair at the roots, you can use the clockwise rubbing method to create new knots and keep loose hair down to a minimum. …
  3. Palm rolling⁠

When should I crochet my locs?

On average, I personally crochet dreadlocks every 4 – 6 weeks to maintain a tidy look. However, some people may prefer the look that comes with having some hair growth and may, therefore, prefer to wait a little longer between dreadlock maintenance periods.

What can you use if you don’t have a crochet needle?

Chopsticks. Locate a clean or unused set of chopsticks from your last Chinese dinner to replace your usual crochet needles. Lightly bend to see how durable they will be as a crochet needle alternative. Cut off any tapered ends and proceed to size the entire down to a comfortable size or approximately 5 inches in length …

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.

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