Welcome to the community Amber. There is a group on here that might interest you, members from your area: http://www.dreadlockssite.com/group/ukdreadlocks
Don't worry, let your dreads do their own thing from here on in and you will grow maintenance free dreads that are beautiful...enjoy your journey....peace
Welcome. Glad to hear you are trying to fix the crochet damage. I went into how to fix it into your post
Welcome to the community Angel, you sure came to the best site on the web for all your healthy dread information. Love your afro!
I wouldn't get it wet everyday once your hair is dreaded up a bit more, because (depending on the thickness) dreads can take a good while to dry. Mine take all day for the thickest ones to dry, and the rest take most of the day. Anyway, you want your hair to dry thoroughly in-between washes, so as to not increase the risk of getting mold in your dreads.
Also, I wouldn't go to anyone to get them done. It's good you'd be using your own products, but it'd be a waste of money. Even if the person does nothing harmful (which isn't always guaranteed, some people use harmless methods, some will use terrible ones), I say it's a waste of money because all you need is a friend or two to help you out, make a day/night of it if you have a specific method, there will be video tutortials on Youtube to show you how to do it, and if you're unsure whether or not it's a good method to start dreads with, you can ask here and we'll let you know our thoughts.
Besides that, yeah, it sounds fine I read that African-textured hair can be dryer than other types of hair, so moisturising would be fine.
Welcome I suggest you read the Dreaducation page (the link is at the top of the page) for the pros and cons of various methods, and what to do and what not to do, etc. For healthy, long dreads without build-up, you just need to have patience and wash often with a residue-free shampoo. Time will give you beautiful dreads, no starter method needed if you have any questions, feel free to ask.
welcome use nothing do nothing dont "get starter locks" just let the afro dread
hair dreads itself withoiut products withpoit effort thats the best way to dread