I got my dreads done with a crochet hook and until reading this hadn't heard that maintaining them with one was bad. luckily I've been too busy to do it more than a few times in the 8 months I've had them so I don't think I've done much damage. I don't really have anyone to compare with in real life to see if mine are 'worse' than non-crochet'ed dreads but I'll try and post a few pictures up here for you guys to judge.
The 2 main problems I have now are 1. I have a LOT of loose hair which needs dealing with, and 2. Either through being too tight or pulled by the crochet hook I have a fair few hairs which have been pulled out but are still in the dread, along with the white bit of the root which is quite noticable and not nice to look at. Anybody have any tips on how I can sort them out?
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White roots in the dreads