Out of a vague haze of contemplation comes the inquiry: At what point did you notice your dreads stop shrinking and start lengthening?
As an added point of interest and just for fact gathering purposes, what sort of hair do you have? Do you think it contributed to your shrinkage being extreme or not so extreme or non-existent? (I'm looking at you, Lish.)
My dreads (backcombed) are 10 months give or take and judging by my starting length, I've only had 2-3 inches of actual shrinkage but no obvious new length as of yet. My hair is soft, medium thick and vaguely wavy. It's always been kind of undecided as to what it wants to do so I definitely think that factors into my medium level of shrinkage.
On a more personal note, I just moved to Hawaii!! :D Honolulu, to be exact. I've made bus friends with a black dreadhead girl on my bus route. She has such beautiful, thin dreads... She said they're 15 years old, too. :D Honestly (she let me touch them) they didn't feel 15 years tight, but I don't know much about afro texture hair so what do I know, huh? Still beautiful though.
I'm not really good at making friends, but if anyone living in Honolulu wants to get together and hang at the beach or something, drop me a line and I'll try not to be too shy!