I am now 8 weeks in. I am separating pretty much daily, I wear a hat to work to prevent getting dirt and oil from the factory in my hair. They actually feel dreaded a little now. I have no idea what a dread is supposed to feel like but I think thats it! Its starting to get shorter and fatter, I had 79 to begin with and I am not sure if I have more or less now. I love my 3 fringe ones the most so far. I swim every other day and the chlorine seems to make them knot well. I wash afterwards and then spend a while ripping them apart. Its so much easier having dreads with my way of life !!emoji!!72!!emoji!!