Welcome. Glad you didn't use products. But products can usually be washed out. Crocheting is worse than products except for wax. But not by much, wax and crocheting are about equal in destructiveness.
There are ways to fix the damage done by crocheting, but every session sets back your progress by a while. But it's worth fixing
welcome but crochets a huge mistake its extreme destruction and delays progress by 6 minths or more a crochet hook should never be ised on dreads!
just keep letting em do their thing they will get there too
Welcome. You could have cleaned out the wax from he other set. But it's always better to start clean rather than hope you got it all
welcome bet they are dreading way better then the wax set huh