I've been growing my locks for about five or six years now (It changes depending on if I count up or down from past/present, I'm not entirely sure). I do know that they started dredding either in late June or early July, one of the two.
Last time I cut my hair was when I shaved my head (technically then, my locks are razor stubble) eight years ago, yeah, eight years sounds about right, so my dreddies are just about reaching mid-ass by now (well the longer ones at least).
Thankfully, Jah has ensured that my dredlocks havn't clumped, and I have about 3 dozen of them, give or take (it changes from time to time, you know) ranging from fat to very thin, its all over really.
I live in Toronto now, but I used to be living in Brixton, SW2.
And yes, my dreds are real. Nature made baby!