There's always using a sea salt spray. Mix about 3.5% salt to water in a spray bottle and shake it well. You can add any oils you want to this, but never just use it as a normal spray for itchies. salt sprays should only be used within 2 hours before washing your hair. If you leave it in longer, you can dry out your scalp something fierce and it'll make you itch out of control. But salt sprays can speed it up.
Some people find that wearing a wool tam helps. I never noticed much of a difference in time. It might speed it up a little bit, but reall only by about a month or so. And that's not a long time in the span of how many years you'll have locks.
I hear you. I have one bead that was my wife's when she had locks, but it only fits on one baby lock and not well. I keep having to feel it to make sure it is still there. You could wrap them, but better to just let them be and start to form on their lonesome. Then as they mature you can decorate them as you feel
Cool. If you just started neglect, beads are a better bet for you than wraps, unless the wrap is short. They keep your hair separated, but also are sometimes too tight and stop some movement. If you are just starting, beads let them move the most
Welcome/ Put some pics of your decorations up. I just started putting wraps in, and I want some inspiration
burned? really? yikes