I have been a member of this group for a while, but have been inactive for a long time. Now that I have dreadlocks, I feel that I have something to contribute, and have lots of questions, too! I started letting my hair lock naturally last August (2014), so they are pretty young. I currently have 13 strong, well-established locks with more being born all the time. None of the front is locking yet...not sure it ever will. I had one dreadlock misadventure a few years ago....fell for the sales pitch I guess you could say. I have found this site to be so helpful and by following the advice on it, this time around the process has been so successful and happy! Thank you!