Welcome to the community Tara and to the beginning of your journey. The dreaducation section at the top of this site is a fantastic place to start to learn all sorts of tips. I also did T&R and have a posting with info you might find useful....peace http://www.dreadlockssite.com/forum/topics/just-starting-out-what-to-expect
Welcome to the community Joe, and fellow Canuck. What made you take out your first set of dreads? You must have missed them to start again, good for you.
Would you like to list the ingredients in your shampoo so we can let you know if it is good to use for dreads?. I don't now exactly where you are in Ontario, so am I, so here is a map to show you your water type. Many shampoos will leave behind a build up when used with hard water. If you are in the hard or very hard area like I am, you will need to choose something different. With softer water there are many options out there. Enjoy the site and your new journey....have a wild ride....peace