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. ))