Hi Sarai, welcome to the community. You sure came to the right site to learn how to grow and keep your dreads healthy and happy. Do you now understand about sectioning? By washing and not brushing your hair, within a couple of weeks your natural hair starts to form sections. These are what will be your future dreads. If you are using a method like twist & rip, these are the sections you would use. If any are fatter than you like, you just divide that section smaller. When you force your hair into sections, sometimes that section will start to divide on its own, when it is a dread..because that is not where the section naturally wanted to divide. So whether you use a method or go free form all the way, just give your hair a couple of weeks to section for you. I have a good posting that might interest you: http://www.dreadlockssite.com/forum/topics/just-starting-out-what-to-expect
Enjoy the site and your future journey....peace
Welcome. Are you planning to start growing locks soon?
Welcome & God Bless your journey']