Hair Shrinkage on young locks.
I have soft naturally curly hair, it was past my breasts when I started (longer by a few inches probably if I had straightened it). The back of my head is all 100% natural freeform dreads, and the front has some twist and rip dreads.
Once they started really tightening up, they started to shrink a lot. My hair became more than half its length shorter, when the back matured they were a little above my shoulders, but i have had a little growth and also recently brushed some ends out (I like the wispy open ends).
I was pretty alarmed but how much they shrink because I want so badly for them to be long, but I know its a process, and they are growing some. My dreads are just past my shoulder now.