my friend has very similar hair as you. you two actual resemble eachother. she let her hair dread naturally and shes got the most gorgeous locs :] you will too someday.. i can see them now!
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Always, Hippie Love
Welcome. Definitely check out the dreaducation page first. Then take a look through the timeline forums. Locks need time. The only way to get locks right away is to irrevocably destroy your hair so that even those insta-locks won't last 5 years.
If you want to use a starter method, TnR is the most healthy. Back combing is fine, but it does do aconsiderableamount of damage
welcome start by reading the dreaducation page that has all the info u need
ah well thats good as long as u ionky did it once the damage isnt too severe..wewll they will recover
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welcome but u shouldntr be palm rolling at all and crochet was a huge mistake actualy having extentions in b4 rthey are at least 8 months old isnt great either but the crochet was the worse it did extreme harnm and wull delay prof=greess by 6 months
also..extentions are starting to become evil well the li=octicians thewy ttach them anyway in some countries peope wilth 10 ywar old natural dreads are beu[ing mugged and shaved their dreads sold as dread extentiuons
you really st=hould theow away the hook and stop palm rolling and leave em alone to recover
Welcome. But I have to warn you that crocheting is the most damaging thing that can be done to locks, after felting. It is even worse than wax. Wax can be scrubbed out with detergent and time. Crocheting does nothing but rips your hairs into smaller and smaller pieces, which weakens your locks, and can actually make them snap off in places, sometimes at the root (Leaving a bald spot). Also, extensions won't hold until your locks are fully mature. When you wash your hair and they loosen up, the extensions will come out.
As for palm rolling, it's not worth it. It only does 1 of 2 things. Either you don't do it often. In which case it doesn't create any lasting knots. Or you do it enough to see progress. if the latter, then it is severely destroying your roots. I did it for 2 weeks in the very beginning, and 6 years later I am still trying to fix the damage. There is a video on my page showing how much it hurts them