Welcome Robert, you have great sections happening already, yours will dread fantastic with all those curls. Have a great journey.....peace
Although I started mine from the T&R method, I posted some great tips to help you learn what to expect: http://www.dreadlockssite.com/forum/topics/just-starting-out-what-to-expect ....might answer some of your questions......
coiunter productive 1st when wet is when they are most easily damaged and they need to shrink to dread u gotta let them shrink
welcome but u shoiuldnt palm rol..ever and u should wash often