There's no reason to wait to wash, ever. You can wash whenever you want to after starting. It's only important to wait until they are completely dry to wash them again. Normally, baby locks dry very quickly and can be washed daily for a few months. It's better not to wash daily, though.
Because the crocheting overtightened your hair, I'd recommend washing every 2-3 days.
Try to wash in the morning so they have all day to dry. It's a bad idea to go to sleep while they are still damp. If you notice that they are still a little wet when you're ready for bed, you can hit them with a blow dryer for a minute or 2. Just move the drier around a lot and put it on the cool setting
Welcome. Don't panic. Crocheting did a lot of damage. Yes. But if you leave them alone and eve try to loosen up the crocheted portions, your locks will recover. You can use aloe or jojoba oil to help with this.
How many times did you crochet?
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the halo ..ignore
that will form new dreads on its own as it f=grows some will join dreads to reinforcing them just leave it be
the palm rolling does the most good and harm while wet hairs more elastic but more easily damaged and broken wet thats why its recomended to seperate while wet
id just shake em out then drip dry
oh blunted tips make them dry 5 times slower on average if the tips were left loose water runs right out the tips blunt tips hold water in
Don't do anything about the halo around your roots. In time it will settle down. For now you need those loose hairs in order to snag new growth and other loose hairs to get sucked into already formed locks, or to form new ones of their own.
To get the excess water out, don't roll your locks. You can gently squeeze them with a towel Try not to twist/wring them out. Just firmly squeeze them. The towel will help soak up the water that seeps out
Welcome and Happy Dreading.
Welcome. Unfortunately, crocheting, even occasionally, is the most damaging thing that can be done to locks. More so than wax. Wax can be washed and scrubbed out in time. All crocheting does is rips your hairs into smaller and smaller pieces. This can't be fixed. Because so many hairs get broken with each pass of the hook, it weakens your locksconsiderably. There have been accounts here of people having locks snap in places from crocheting. It also makes your locks too tight and stiff. The most mature locks should not be hard. They should be soft and spongy.
If you haven't crocheted much, good. Hopefully your locks can be salvaged. The longer people maintain their locks for, the less likely they will last them for years.
As far as palm rolling goes, stop. Now. If you don't palm roll often or hard, it does nothing. No lasting knots are formed. They look nice and neat for a few hours, but once you wash or sleep, it goes back to the way it was before. If you palm roll enough to see progress, it will severely damage your locks. I started 5 of mine with palm rolling every day for the first 2 weeks. 6 years later I am still trying to fix the damage:
welcome but crocyhets extremely bad fir dreads (rollings no fgood either) crochet will just break tons of b-=hair creating the need for more crochet plus delays progress by 6 months if only done once
its 1 of the worse things u can do to dreads besides felting