Hello all! I've been lurking here for a while and I'm so grateful for all the great advice I've found. I, luckily, found this site before spending any money on wax, starter kit, etc. So first of all thanks! I am planning on locking my hair in a month or two (or three). I'm trying to grow my hair out just a little bit longer before I do the whole process. I have already given my self a little test dreadie just to see how well my hair locks and it's doing great! I have very curly caucasian hair that dreads pretty easy. I'm going to be backcombing and palm rolling. I know everyone has differing opinions on which method is best but I think this is the method that is going to get me where I want to be. On to the questions... 1. Is there anything I could/should do to prepare my hair before locking? 2. I have heard some people talking about palm rolling "too" much and possibly causing the dread to fall out! Does anyone know if this is true/know how much rolling is too much? I think that's it for now! I'm going to try to include a few pictures of my hair and my one and only dread... p.s. my dread now has a loose curly end and i'm going to keep it and my future ones like that. I like the free flowing look of the curly ends.