How long did it take for your locs to mature completely and what method did you use?
I'm really hoping that I eventually have some baby dreads forming. I only have 25 right now, 2 of which are tiny, and I really almost wish I would've started out with more. I started all of mine through backcomb, so maybe shrinkage will stop more quickly than that.
I used a few methods to start my dreads. I back combed a few. I left a couple in braids to knot up. I went to a gathering and had a few TnR done. I left the whole back of my head to dread naturally. I also have tons of baby dreads that have knotted on their own all over the place! It took my hair over 2 years to stop shrinking. That is when I feel that they were mature. In my experience the back combed hair became solid dreads quicker. The neglect ones took longer. After a few years it became difficult to tell the difference between the methods.