Sounds exactly like mine. I did t&r 8 months ago and its crazy how many changes they go through. I still have ends in the very front that are loose and like my regular hair but it seems like they are finally starting to dread right. But basically my dreads started out nice and long..I've lost over half of my hairs length..they bunched up for awhile and looked like clumps at one point. I was freaking out..but now they finally look like real dreads. They are short little nubs. Oh..I also had a kind of "empty" spot too on the back of my head but like SE said, it will fix itself..especially when the dreads you have get thicker. I was getting so angry with my hair between months 4-6..I even considered combing them out because they just looked so bad. I will post up a whole entry with pictures of my journey so far eventually so other t&rs can see the changes. Whatever you do..do not comb them out, re twist and rip, backcomb..or anything else you may think of. Just leave them alone and I promise it will work out. I started out with very thin very straight hair..So I know it'll work for anyone.