Welcome, just leave them alone and just let them go on there own. Happy Dreading..
Welcome. Tightening your scalp/roots yourself does a lot of damage. How are you doing it? Twisting? Interlocking? root rubbing?
And palm rolling actually doesn't help. It only does 1 of 2 things. If you don't do it a lot, it doesn't create lasting knots. If you do it enough to see progress, it thins out your roots. I know people do it out of habit, or just for something to keep their hands busy, but it really can cause more problems .
welcome but yiu shouldnt be retightening at all are u twisting to tighten
welcome but u dont need to palm roll it does nothing good but can do alot of harm if done alot
Welcome. When you backcombed did you use wax? If you did you should remove it ASAP. It is a dread killer. Also, palmrolling does noting positive to dreads that haven't been waxed. It actually can cause damage if done excessively. It pulls roots out.
Welcome and Happy Dreading.
Always, Hippie Love