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The palm rolling didn't do much, I thought maybe it would help to push more hairs together but the next morning everything was gone haha.
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.
Thanks, but... I've been using Vicki's shampoo for months already, remember? :P I wash my hair about 3 times a week. I'm actually considering goin back to washing my hair with plain water and/or tea, that has always worked for me (did that for years).
I have been playing with my hair, messing it up and such, it seems to have created a few more tangles and things that might help to speed things up a bit.
I'll probably just keep going, in the spirit of my original idea of not caring about what my hair looks like. Maybe I'll buy a fun hat instead