bout that actually
they range from 1 to over 400
over 400 is crazy
1 is massive and hard to care for
20-40 is what many have up to 75-80 isnt uncommion
but id guess 38 is pretty much about the average..
27 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 9 feet long
I started with 23 and combined a bunch to form 12. now I've got a few babies forming on top of my head, so in the end I'll have 15.
Anywhere under 20, and hey start to get really fat and a little harder to care for. 15 is the max I want, but washing and drying is harder. You have to be extra sure all of the soap is out. Last time I washed a few hours into drying I felt some left over residue and had to jump back into the shower and rerinse them.
drying time's grow exponentially as they get thicker too. I have to squeeze out all of the water from each lock while still in the shower, and then squeeze more out with a towel, then use a blow drier to make sure before I let them air dry the rest of the way. It can take 10 minutes before I am ready to let them air dry. But I have always wanted super fat locks, so its worth it for me.
But not everyone wants fatties. I;d say between 28-38 is pretty normal