My locs are 6 mths old and I'm wondering if I can now stop all this braiding and banding. Maybe I can try just banding. I'm also considering going back to my nioxin shampoo which I was using b4 I started using dreadheadhq soap. I'll try to post some pics asap. Funny how I took tons of pics with my 1st set of locs, now I'm not snapping away every few seconds.