Welcome and Happy Dreading..
Welcome. Palm rolling really only does 1 of 2 things. If you don't do it much, it won't create lasting knots. If you do it enough to see progress, it can irrevocably destroy your locks. I have a video on my page showing what only 2 weeks did to my locks. I am still trying to fix the damage, 6 years later.
As for washing. Washing more often helps them lock up faster. 2-3 times a week is best. The less you wash, the dirtier your hair gets and the more oils it produces and doesn't strip. You need clean hair to lock healthily
welcome but u should be washing but noyt palm rolling only washing
All starter methods will fall apart, to varying degrees. They will get messy, there is no point trying to fight the inevitable. You should wash as normal with a non-residue, non-conditioning shampoo, a proper dread soap is best. I washed my baby backcombs every other day, they fall apart, that is good, so they can knot up properly. Some will fall apart completely and find new sections. That is all normal.
Welcome. Eagle's right about the crocheting. It does nothing to help your locks form. All it actually does is damages your hair and delays progress by about 6 months for each session. It makes you hair frizzier because it rips your hairs into smaller and smaller pieces. This weakens your locks and makes them hard and stiff. Themost mature locks should always be soft and spongy.
Because of the damage, if you crochet many times, if you ever decide to take your locks out, you'd have to cut your hair shorter. If done enough, you'd have to shave your head. The ripping isn't even and leave random size shards of hair.
Welcome and Happy Dreading.
Always, Hippie Love
welcome but that crochet hooks extremely bad for dreads it does extreme damage and if used only on day 1 delays any dreading by 6 months