What are you washing with and how?
Ok, cool. But you don't wash with it like you normally would wash your hair. Get yourself a big bowl, preferably a pot. Fill it with the warmest water you can keep your hands in for long periods. Squirt in a generous amount of the soap. Then 1 by 1, dip your locks into it and work the soap into them. Try to do it for about a minute each.
Then go ahead and do your normal wash. I'd do this each time before your normal wash for a couple of weeks to be sure it's all gone. it's a bit time consuming. But it's worth it to be sure residue is out.
How many times did you use it? Suave leaves residue behind. Even the anti residue stuff leave some behind. If you used it once or twice, multiple BS washes should get rid of it. But if you used it continuously, you might want to look into a residue removal session. Dawn Dish soap or the wax remover from dreadlockshampoo.com is great for it. But a lot of residue wont just wash out in your normal washes
Welcome and congrats. You'll love it.
So, you will be expecting in the first few weeks to see them start to really section themselves off. They won't be forming mature locks yet, but they will start to show you where the sections will be forming.
They will start to tangle a bit, and then will probably untangle again. Then they;ll tangle again and then untangle. This happens. It's forward progress. Everytime they come undone, they are really just finding their own way, and positioning themselves where they feel most natural and comfortable on your head.
When they really start coming together, you will be seeing some serious shrinkage, probably. Many people notice that they lose between 1/3 and 1/2 their original length. At this point, you will be sing bumps and loops and stray hairs everywhere. It's a good thing. Loops and bumps mean that your hair is starting to catch on itself and form knots. Let them be. Just wash and separate as needed. Try to not let them form any huge locks that might get painful later on.
The 4th months tends to be the messiest stage. So when you are around there, and start feeling despair because they are not coming along as you thought, just keep going. Soon after that, you will see some dramatic changes and tightening of your locks.
Check out the timeline pages and see what others are going through. Valerie is still in her forming stages, I believe. She's got some great pics of them. And Heather has awesome pics of the loops in her locks