Welcome and Happy Dreading..
Welcome. Buddhism is a beautiful path. Locks fit so well with it. There's nothing you need to do for locks other than washing and sleeping. You can give them a starting push with TnR or back combing. But they should take no effort. And absolutely no products.
welcome being buddhist ypu should know that the best path to dreadiness isnt to "do" anything instead just stop doing and let it happen
take your comb and toss it in the trash
there yoir dreading
the best thing u can do is leave em alone wash and seperate dont rub dont palm roll dont crochet just let them be
Welcome. There is a lot of bad info out there. I fell for the palm rolling and root rubbing scam when I first started. From experience, I'd recommend you stop. I have a video on my page showing what only 2 weeks of palm rolling does to your locks.
As for the crochet hook... There is really no worse thing that can be done to locks. Some will tell you that wax is worse. Wax can be washed out given a detergent and tons of scrubbing. The damage that even gentle cocheting does can't be healed. Your locks can recover over time. But the way crocheting damages hair, it creates so many more frizzy hairs that it seems to require more work. Given time, they will neaten themselves up. There's no way to speed up the process of locking. Mature locks take around a year to form no matter what
welcome but crochets extremelt=y bad and rubbing does damage tio you shouldnt be doing either at all