Saturday, June 29, 2013
Dreadlock Analysis at 11 months
1) From the scalp to the length of the clip is the finger twist tightening technique. (around 3 months of new growth)
2) From the end of the clip to the start of the "stringy end" is the Sisterlock interlocking technique. (around 8 months midshift)
3) The "stringy end" is my relaxed hair that has been woven using the Sisterlock interlocking technique.
So I can not visually tell the difference between finger twisting and Interlocking as far as lock formation. I can only tell where I have chemically processed hair.
My dreadlock pictured above measures over 5 inches in total length including over 2 inches of relaxed hair. I actually wonder if I had enough new growth to have even started Sisterlocks 11 months ago.
So by my calculations, I gained about 3 solid inches of lock length in 11 months. Considering my coily, zig zag curl pattern never showed a lot of length until it was straightened by heat or chemical, I am comfortable with my growth cycle. In another 22 months, I should be a nice full chin level bob without the relaxed, stringy ends. It may even be sooner who knows?
Well, we shall see!