neglect method journey: 5 months in!
updated by @deathwish: 01/13/15 09:55:54PM
Freeforming is where you let your hair completely take control. It will congo and form any way it wants to. Here is an example of wonderful free formhttp://www.dreadlockssite.com/profile/hummingbirdlovegorilla. His hair is fabulous. Neglect is where you let your hair knot the way it wants to...but you control the sections by separating. Like Soaring Eagle as a prime example. I think you want more control...so you need to actively separate. That means pulling your dreads apart so that they do not grow together. It is easier to do when your hair is wet. The connecting hairs will break....and that is ok.
I looked at your photos. You wanted to know if your dreads were going to thicken. Yes...oh they are going to get a whole lot fatter. There is a rule of thumb with dreads. The dread will become as thick as the scalp section. So if your scalp section is 1 inch by 1 inch....your dread is going to be that thick. I am not sure how thick your hair is but My hair is very fine and thin so mine do not follow that rule. Mine will never be as thick as my section.
28 dreads is a good number. Just enough to fill in all the gaps :D I normally recommend at least 30 for people doing TnR or backcombing. But with neglect...more babies are gonna pop up anyway :D