Hey, there. I'm not sure how far along you are, but I can vouch for sea salt spray, but I made my own. There's probably a correct measurement. (Someone always writes after me to correct me.) But I just bought a cheap spray bottle and mixed in sea salt with warm water until... honestly, just until it tasted like the ocean water. I sprayed that all over my hair (trying to stay off the scalp.) and then washed my hair a few hours later or even the next morning. During my first few months, that really seemed to help lock my hair up faster. I'm at 10 months now, and I'm having a lot of new growth hair come up about an inch or 2. I started with tnr, and though I've heard most people advise to leave these pieces alone, if they make a large enough clump, I've started tnr-ing them. Some of them have already made short little dreads, and some join into the bigger dreads. I just monitor them to make sure nothing is congoing too far from it's root. I don't know if this helps at all in your situation, but good luck! Oh, and I am using a bar soap from the website here - patchouli. It's a little awkward at first, and I think I might go to a liquid soap next just because it's easier to apply, and I keep getting water in the tray that holds the bar soap, so it starts getting goopy or drying out.