updated by @adhamh: 02/14/15 09:45:51AM
hai! welcome to the site! Basically, all i have to say is just let it go, stop worrying, and wash with baking soda...I don't really have that greasy of hair, but when it does get greasy, i just wash it and then it all works out fine, also, straight hair dreads up just fine..my hair used to be curly and what not, but for some reason, it got straighter, i dunno why, but it's dreading up just fine...just give your hair time, and wash with baking soda and acv...SE will probably have some other tip that I don't even know about! Good luck on your journey!
hey, the best thing to do is to stop crocheting your hair totally. Your hair will frizz a lot after you stop crocheting but its better to go natural than to crochet. do the crochet method and your hair will be hard and get damaged. Go with the natural route and your hair will be healthy and spongy.
So no more crochething, and when it starts frizzing dont worry, they will frizz and then over time start to loc up again. I love in the UK too so heres the site for some shampoo or soap bar you should use to wash your hair http://www.lucyrose.biz/dr-bronners-168-c.asp its dr bronners. You can also wash your hair with baking soda, look around the site and there should be posts showing how to wash with it. The oil will always be there so just wash it and don't run oily fingers through your hair.
Gd luck mate
washing lil less will slowly make u less oily and u can help your scalp adjust by spraying yoir scalp with thyme tea letting that stay on between washings and extend the wash cycle by a day longer then u think u should till your ar 1-3 times a week (1-2 probly best) and able to not get oily too much between lil while b4 u wash spray the hair not scalp with sea salt salt spray will help dry it
oh also hot wash helps remove oils but then freeezing cold rince helps close the pores down so u produce less it also closes the cuticles on the hairs so they hold in the healthy oils they need and the scalp wont try to overcomepensate by overproducing evertytime u strip the oils
u can add the thyme tea to the baking soda wash too