Q. I have had dreads for about two years now, but they never seem to get any longer. Is this normal and is there anything I can do to make them longer?
A. Well, the first thing that I can tell you about your dreads not growing is… dreadlocks sometimes shrink. I have a friend who’s had his dreads for over 2 years himself and his dreads are still getting tighter and shorter, a.k.a. shrinking. So I wouldn’t sweat it, this is all normal. Eventually they get as tight as they are gonna, and then you’ll notice them growing again.