I have a bit of breakage at the root along the front and back hairline and a bit on my crown (I decided to get a perm before dreading as my hair is fine/straight). And while I have mixed feelings because of the breakage, I am extremely impressed with how they've progressed compared to the last time I made the attempt. So assuming no locks actually fall off, I wont necessarily regret the perm. As soon as I discovered the breakage I decided to go easy on them in the maintenance and washing department. I stopped using salt water, and I stopped with the vigarous palm rolling (especially since they seem to be keeping together well enough as it is) Now the only thing I really do is sew in the odd loose hair and once a week I spray my hair down with peppermint tea with a bit of witch hazel in it. I let it soak in and then gently rinse it out, put in some aloe vera and let it towl dry. This seems to be keeping it clean enough and I haven't noticed any new breakage. This was a routine another girl who had the similar problem suggested me. If anyone else has solutions to combat root breakage I'd love to hear them. I'm still pretty worried about that one dread in the front which isn't hanging on by a lot. Thanks!
Now I will attempt to post some pictures