I'm only like a couple months into the freeform method. It was accidental, I stopped brushing because I hate my straight hair and it would at least get a little wavy the longer I went without brushing. They started appearing and I don't see a reason to brush them out. There's only like four locs back there, but I think they're adorable.
I am hoping this community is a little more welcoming than r/dreadlocks. I've posted there twice trying to get help and support and I think whenever I mention I have straight hair, they immediately dismiss me. So sorry I look different than the typical loc-er, but I hope I'm still allowed to have locs.