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Just noticed all the other posts here, but since I already wrote all this I will still post, but I think the other members kinda got you covered:
Welcome to Your journey Lo Butler. I will try to solve all your worries for your. First off, don't worry about a thing, just enjoy the dreadie ride.....for Caucasian hair you do not need coconut oil, the ACV rinse is perfect for you, just make sure you use it after every BS wash, unless you usually have very oily hair or scalp. Clean hair makes happy faster dreads, so for the first few months, if you can, try washing 2-3 times a week, it will speed up your journey.
You can get your hair wet anytime, just don't go to bed with wet hair or mold may set in, and make sure it dries completely before it gets the next wash.
As for hair length. Ha Ha, did this one get me by surprise. Hair shrinks in order to turn into mature dreads, there is no getting around it. I am past my one year mark now and started my journey with hair almost to my waist, it is now at my shoulders, and that also includes one year of hair growth. The longer the hair, the more the shrinkage.
There is a product sold at your local drug store in the vitamin section, it is called Biotin and it promotes hair and nail growth. Take it for 3 months to speed up the growing, it costs under 10 bucks. I don't know anything myself for thickening the hair.
Yeah, you found out palm rolling is not really needed, but it can damage your thin hair and root system, so try not to do it anymore for that reason.