Welcome to the community Dariel. The dreaducation section at the top of the site has plenty of information and advice for your journey. As Soaring Eagle said, just make a post with any questions you may have and many wonderful members here will help you out. How did you start your dreads? Method? What are you washing with besides salt water and essential oils? Are you using Sea Salt or table salt? Here is a map so you can look up what water type you have where you live. Many dread shampoos and bars do not work well in hard water. We can help you out if this is the type you have. ...peace
welcome u came to the right place post your questions in the furums
Welcome. After you check out the dreaducation page, look through the timeline forums to see what the first weeks/months typically look like. It does take about a full year to for mature locks. But by the sound of it, you're going to see much faster progress
Welcome to the community Alicia. It sure sounds like you will have an easy time by growing dreadlocks, something your hair has always wanted to do. Start off by reading the dreaducation section at the top of the site, this will give you great tips. Although I did the T&R method, I have tips on my posting on what you can expect in the next few months: http://www.dreadlockssite.com/forum/topics/just-starting-out-what-to-expect?xg_source=activity
All you will need to do is wash 2-3 times a week with a dread friendly wash, let your hair naturally separate into sections, when those sections try to join onto each other, like the matting you were already having, just separate them apart. And then sit back and enjoy the ride. No more straitening, conditioners or expenses. You will have so much more time on your hands to play with the cats and girls.
Enjoy your journey....peace