Welcome and Happy Dreading.
Welcome. What do you teach? My wife teaches High school, so I am very interested in the education system. It's good you stopped palm rolling, it can only lead to problems down the line
Welcome. Natural is always best. It's the most healthy. There's nothing you need to do to force locks to form. In fact, most things done to force locks will only destroy them. If you need a hand, TnR is the best starter method, but locks don't form directly from it. It just sets up a good blueprint of where you'd like the sections to be
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Always, Hippie Love
welcome you came to the right place read the dreaducation page 1st
the best way possible is to just let them dread