Tying up new dreads?
updated by @femalepheromones: 09/03/19 05:00:28AM
From what I understand palm rolling does nothing except for weakening the roots. It might flatten some frizzy hairs down for a while but they will soon pop back up.
I was in a similar position to you after I combed out my crocheted "dreads" I tried free form for 6 months and my hair was kind of sectioning but not locking up at all. I then saw photos of @bazooka_guru 's twist and rip dreads and thought they looked awesome so fuck it let's give it a go. Like I say I used the sections that were already kind of forming so they were all kind of random sizes and not in any sort of grid pattern that a lot of people seem to go for so they actually seem a bit more natural anyway. Also make sure you buy this shampoo:
From the first time I used that shampoo on my hair after doing twist and rip things started to happen. It really makes all the difference.