Aimee, I so hear ya on the "I still love them (except when I don't)." Ha! Good to know that feeling never dies. I suppose that's true with most things in life, right? Nothing will be always endearing! And your locs are down to your waist? In your profile pic they looks a foot shorter so they must've grown quickly!
Scruffy, mine have definitely tightened & shortened up within the last few months. I'm a little baffled by how uneven they are! I need to trim up the back because they are about 2 inches longer on the right side, I kid you not. I'm not sure why that happened but my hair is on an angle in the back. Oops. And the ones at the nape of my neck and in front are super short. What's up with that? I will admit that I've been trimming the whispy ends that aren't knotting up but not *that* much more. Whatever, though. I don't mind the unevenness. What still occasionally bugs me are all the loops. I've gotten better at crocheting them but it's time consuming. I ran into a random woman a few weeks ago who gave me the number of a local stylist who crochets dreads for maintenance. After I had my dreads professionally maintained, I realized in hindsight that what he did made the loops worse after a couple weeks. No need to go into the details (unless someone is interested) but no more of him in my life. For now, I keep crocheting them myself, trying to get them tightened up & not so loopy and maybe someday I can try out this new woman recommended to me. Again, wish I could just go with the flow & neglect them forever but nope, I'm not there yet....probably never will be!
I love looking at all the photos! I just realized that if you click on someone's posted pic it will take you to a gallery of all the pics in this thread. Nice. I looked at every single one before I started writing this.