Welcome. Why wait for family approval. If they are something you want, go for it. You can't always do something only if you get approval
Welcome. Eagle is right about the crochet hook. Unfortunately, there's a lot of info out there telling people to crochet. But unfortunately, those sources are people who either have only had locks a short amount of time. Or people who just started crocheting. Either that or from salons who want you to pay them.
Each time you stick the hook through your hair, it rips hundreds of hairs into smaller and smaller pieces. this weakens your locks, making them brittle and fragile. Over a short period of time, continuous crocheting can cause your locks to snap under just their own weight
welcome but the crochet hook was a huge mistake that did extreme hARM AND DELAYS ANY PROGRESS BY 6 MONTHS IF ONLY USED ONCE