Wow they're looking great. I get where your coming from, I had mine interlocked by a "loctitican" before I knew better. I keep wondering what they would look like if I hadn't. I will most likely just cut them off & start over again as well in the future. Look at the Dreadlockshampoo.com Locking Up Liquid Shampoo, they're made with sea salt & they're hands down the best. I've tried all the others & none have helped my dreads mature better then Vicky's. The only thing I find better for dreads is Ocean swimming & surfing. If you live near the beach, natural sea water is the best. My dreads will frizz up & lock up tight once they dry. Keep us posted.