My dreads are a little over two weeks old now. You can see my super dready - she's camps out on my collar bone.
They've been locking up really really tight, I've washed em a few times and bleached/dyed them with nothing but positive results. They're happy, healthy and I love them. They're well on their way to being AWESOME.
You can't see it in this photo, but I've got bihawks. And dreaded hawks are the SHIT.