Here's my updated pic. This is about two months.
updated by @ceebenn: 10/06/16 10:02:53AM
Here's a pic that I like cause I look like a weird hippie ... I had to blow dry a little because I was getting ready for bed. This is basically what I've got after three months of not combing or managing hair at all. I do tend to twist out of anxiety, I hope that isn't counter-productive.
it can be try wearing something around your neck to twist instead
the side you sleep on will dread 1st your lengths almost there but like i said another inch will help a lot.. 2 will really do the trick
mine was about your length when i started
its definitely progressing but i think i have said this to you before every inch of growth will make so much diference//your still on the short side but really about to where it should start forming more well formed dreads any time now
Yes, thank you. I think it has actually grown a couple of inches it's just that it curls up and tightens up and the overall length looks visually similar. It's a lot more straggly and I have the "feel" of hippie hair for sure. If I leave the front hanging down, it does look dread-ish, helped by the fact that I twisted a couple of chunks in the back. There are several grey strands right in the front that I am trying to make peace with.
I am feeling better and better about my decision to go freeform. The timing coincides with all sorts of other changes in my life as I make new connections and deepen my spiritual awareness. ))