The great thing in life is that we are all different. Our dreads have their own fingerprints, their own look. We have different hair textures and so we have our own journey, our own time in which we dreads. Natty, you will be fine and wake up one morning and go WOW, look what happened. Just make sure you stay away from regular shampoos, as many have ingredients to soften the hair which slows down the knotting process. Enjoy your Journey, it will be a blast for ya!