Crochet dreads too stiff?

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Crochet dreads too stiff?

Post by Brainpill » Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:57 am

Hey guys! Haven't posted in a while but recently became obsessed with the natural crochet style.
I'm curious tho. I have about 45 dreads in my head. A mixture of single ended and double ended but more so the SE. My question is how long do you think till they calm down a little? They are pretty stiff compared to the normal smooth swist dreads I normally make. I'm having issues doing any up do and they kinda stick out and don't really relax. I've had 80+ dreaded before and never had such an issue like this before. I love em and all but need to be able to put them up.

Anyone else experience this or advice?
Thanks!
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Re: Crochet dreads too stiff?

Post by kitcupcake » Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:55 am

If they're already installed, just play with them as much as possible, and they should start to soften up a bit in about a week.

However, if you can give them a good steam [or two or three or four] they usually become a lot more wearable!

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Re: Crochet dreads too stiff?

Post by Brainpill » Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:58 pm

Ill try that. They became more pliable after a few days but still kinda stiff. Had to take them out due to me doing a horrible self install. haha. And they have become a bit fuzzy so more crocheting!
Ill try the steam method on them after.
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Re: Crochet dreads too stiff?

Post by rivetlicker_ » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:03 pm

Pouring boiling water over the dread after crocheting makes it very soft.

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Post by Brainpill » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:43 am

Pouring boiling water over the dread was how I finished and sealed them.
Hmmm.
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Re: Crochet dreads too stiff?

Post by rivetlicker_ » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:37 pm

Whip them around a bit, pour another lot of boiling water over them.

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