I originally started with a loctition (which I do regret). I am in week 12 now. I hated my hair at first because there was so much scalp showing and little locks of twisted / wrapped hair in between. She used a crochet hook a little and took a strip of hair and wrapped it around the shaft. Lots of knots, trying to un-do some of the dreads that were too big but I can't seem to do it.
By week three, my hair was a little fuzzy and filled in, but still lots of scalp showing. The roots were loose.
By 1.5 months, my scalp began to fill in, my hair was frizzy, the locks in the back were locking up fast, curling, looping, bending and zig-zagging all crazy ways, and looping. The ends were sucked into the dreads. Every day I had to rip my roots apart. They all wanted to get married.
By two months, My scalp barely showed, I had about 3" of new growth, though my hair a LOT got shorter, and I also noticed the roots getting dreaded all by themselves. The locktition told me not to go more than 2.5 months, but I decided I didn't need to do any maintenance.
Now, week 12, my locks are much thicker, the roots on all of them have locked all by themselves, and I am sorry I used a locktition. My hair would have dreaded all by itself quickly.
I am now in the process of breaking down some of them that were too big into three's. I was only able to un-do two of them. My tnr dreads with no crochet look better than the locktition and began to dread / curl right away. I have pics posted of progress of the original dreads. My mom is going to come over tomorrow and see if she can help me un-do a couple more in the back..