My hair has been through a lot in terms of transformation; it’s been chopped, grown, chopped again. This is the second time I am having dread locks. This time round, I used the locks I previously had chopped off and grafted them to my natural hair.
I don’t think I will chop them off again. Experience has taught me that dreadlocks is the easiest style to maintain for my type of hair. Dreads are also easy to maintain. I can do it myself or have it done at the salon.
I crocheted my dreads on my last two re-touches and I don’t think I’m going to do it again. The first time I did crocheting I loved it because it tamed the huge amount of growth that I had on my hair. I kept twisting and locking and then after two weeks or so my hair would have growth. I didn’t like the way my locks looked the second time I did crocheting, they looked like braided hair. I think I will be crocheting once in a while (after a very long time) when my growth has become too much.I decided to go back to twisting and locking, my hair looked much neater after that retouch.
As we speak my hair already has growth and I’m looking forward to do another retouch in a week or so.
I have also realized that styling after every retouch has weakened my older locks and some of them are cutting.