well.. when mine were 18 years in most were pretty thin. the reason was i separated often, cause my 1st set, had formed as a neck pillow (short wide beavertail that fit right under my neck) and, 2 horns on top
it wasn't just 3 dread, there were 4 or 5 other lil ones but most pulled into those 3
this time i separated often so i had 1 or 3 thick (1 inch) and over 70 thin.. at 1 point found 1 that was 1 mm x 2 mm and that was 3 thinner dreads congaed.
at the time this picture was taken i had been using the baking soda (regret ever suggesting that) and the ends were getting lost often, i thought from dragging on the ground. well it was the baking soda that made them weak
long story short i stopped separating, so when the hair at my head reached the ground it would be stronger. as many as 6 thin ones joined into thicker ones.. but still always new dreads are born..
dont worry about the sizes as long as they don't get too thick (that where trouble starts) after they mature and thicken you can always let them congo
my best friend is on here @chevelle-trant hers i watched start in the woods as whispy whimpy lil tangles and now they are thick as can be.. they will thicken just from dreading but if you still want them thicker after they are good and mature simply don't separate 2 thin ones and hey join together
27 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 9 feet long