Messed up sectioning
updated by @karin-mizopalko: 01/13/15 09:53:03PM
Don't mess with them. Messing with them, other than separating them, only resets your progress back to day 1.
How long does it take them to dry completely? Baby locks take less time than mature locks, but can still take upwards of 5-10 hours. As they mature, depending on how thick they are, you can expect it to take upwards of 36 hours to completely dry.
Wispy ends are a good thing. That is what helps your locks dry faster, and promotes healthier locks, in general. Blunted tips delay drying by twice as long, which can lead to mold/mildew growth in your locks. It's not a good thing, even if some people think it looks neater.
Dr. Bronners is good, but if you have hard water, it won't rinse out well, which causes residue to build up and can allow mold to start growing over time.
Sea salt isn't good to use to dry your scalp/hair after washing. I'm not sure if that's what you mean. But you should never use salt water after your wash. Nor should you use it on days between washes. Only use it, no more than, 2 hours before you wash. If left in, it will fry your hair and scalp making your hair brrttle and your scalp flaky and itchy