***So I know everyone is going to scream patience, but I want a different answer*** I have long dreads in the front and short dreads in the back and I love my dreads more than most anything, but I want longer dreads in the back so I can put my hair up easier. My aunt owns a salon and I was going to ask her if she would mind helping me (somehow i don't know how yet) put extensions in the back just like 5 inches to even them out with the long ones in front. It is frustrating because I want to be able to put my hair up with out putting it in a pony tail. but if I put a wrap or such to hold them back the back of my head looks really really odd. I've had this set for nine months and I know that it will take 1.5+ years for the back to even grow out. My hair I would say has grown about 5 inches since I started my dreads(I can tell because before I dreaded I didn't have roots) but all the new growth is shrinking up. any opinions welcome but please try to stay away from the patience advice please it really frustrates me.