After 1 year and 5 months of neglect with no dreads yet I finally decided to make a profile
When we sleep and wash, our hair knots the most! Wash 2-3 times a week...not less! My hair was alot like yours...I had not one knot for 8 mos. It was very frustrating, but now, I am at 20 mos. with a whole head of dreads! It seemed to finally get the idea and took off fast from there. You may want to try an old, wool sweater too...just get one from anywhere (even the thrift store!) and put it as a case onto your pillow. The sea salt spray also works wonders. Wherever you have a knot, your best ones, put a bead...I find that helped me
Welcome to the site!
Yeah, I'd say use a sea salt spray or solution and leave it on your hair for about 2 hours, then rinse it out and wash your hair as usual. If you can get yourself to a beach or salt water pool, even better!
Also maybe consider washing your hair once a week, if you can stand it. Just to really allow your hair to knot together between washings.