My dreads were super long, now theyre super short....is this normal???
updated by @trenna-carriker: 02/14/15 03:35:15AM
well 1st off u said "when i finnished dreasding" you used that all wrong!
you finnished backcombing or tnr but hadnt even begun dreadijng
your at 4 months now your dreading dreading makes em shrink
the longer the hair the more they shrink
but u do need to do alot more seperating especialy if uit dreads fast
keep onto p of seperating
27 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 9 feet long
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I don't feel like mine have shrunk at all, but they're looping, so I guess they have and I didn't notice. Dreads do shrink a lot though, especially if you have long hair, it's normal. If they're forming congos quickly then you have to separate them more often, I guess you just have the type of hair that loves to dread. Shrinking means dreading, so...yep, normal.
i'm at 18 months and am just now experiencing shrinking. my hair grew during the natural process so my shrinking hasn't been too drastic yet. i personally couldn't wait for the shrinking to happen. my hair was getting caught in everything. its still long enough for a ponytail though.
everyone's hair is different but i've heard backcombed locks shrink the most. its a good thing though because it means your locs are developing fast and once the shrinking stops the growing starts. they look really great too:)
everyone's shrinkage is different. mine shrunk about a third, maybe half. you'rs is definitely extreme. but don't let them all congo. that can turn bad really fast. So separate them, rip as much as you need. if you need get someone to help you, maybe use a little olive oil on the connecting hairs and if that still doesn't work, getscissorsand with someone helping you, have them cut only a few hairs at a time, then rip until they can get the rip going. don't be afraid to rip hard.
If you leave it alone and it really will turn into a big mass and you'll probably have to cut it off
I was extremely glad to come across this post. My dreads did the exact same thing as yours. Until now I hadn't seen anyone's dreads that looked quite like mine. I was super worried that I was doing something wrong but I'm relieved to know someone else's shrank like mine.
I'm at a little more than six months now and mine look pretty much still like the last picture you posted with a few completely locked up dreads all over. So I lost a total of about a foot and a half of length. =O I wish I hadn't lost so much length but there's not anything to do about it other than hope they grow super fast. XD