I'm glad I could help. You stay well, too
Welcome. Eagle's right about palm rolling and salt. If you don't palm roll often, it will do nothing at all to promote lasting locks. If you do it enough to see progress it will destroy your locks. I did it daily, for the first 2 weeks, and 7 years later I'm still trying to fix the damage.
Sea salt, if left in for more than a few hours, it will over dry your hair making it brittle and weak
yea will be way to over drying also unlessw its the pink sea salyt from dreadlickshampoo.com then it should be rinsed off after no more then 2 hours
the crochet was a bad idea!
and you shouldnt palm roll also daily sea salts way overkill weekly should be the max
yes you have hard water dont use bronners there! it will build up bad and never rinse out right no matter how much you dilute it
in fact use a antio residue shampoo to renmmove the bronners buildup 1st
check your water type in your area (google hard water map) if the waters moderately hard or harder dont use bronners at all
if you use baking soda you should use acv after (weak till mature)
if you have hard water www.dreadlockshampoo.com is your best option