freeform is absolutely the way to go ..the way you should have gone from the beginning
they will thicken up tothe size of the section at the roots u see how twisting has made the dreads 1/3 the thickness of he roots section? or even thinner?
if u never retwisted they would be alot thicker stronger healthier
amonst african american community theres an epidemic of traction alopecia 1/2 the dreads u see have it at least in early stage same with 1/t the ppl wearing braids or corn rows
in fact something like 50,000 19 year olds a year have hao]=ir transplants due to it
its from braiders and locticians forcing the roots to be painfully tight so the hairs pulled right out of the scalp and doesnt grow back
they try to convince you it a "tidy" look to have your scalp showing but it really a diseased look
at a guess how much had u paid over the past 2 years only to end up going bald at 18?
its amazing they dont get sued daily
27 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 9 feet long