Aha! Here we are.
Thanks for the encouragement, ladies. I knew you guys would talk me into 'waiting' --I gained a bunch of weight this month too so I am just feeling 'yucky' about the way I look at the moment...
I started using Dr Bronners to help the dread process, and OH MY WORD!! My non-dreaded hairs came out so corkscrew-curly, like I've never seen them! They were wild. Then my dreads did some crazy multiplying tricks on my head.
DH is still working on marking off where they 'should' go, because I wanted some sort of order to them, and we almost never get a chance to work on them, but we are currently at two manmade ones and 4 or 5 neglected ones. With crazy curls and puffy tangles inbetween. I think I will coerce him into doing some major work on them this weekend, and I know I will feel a lot better when they are all little dreadie guys instead of being mixed in with curl and poof. Ya know?