dread balling, or dreadballing is the process of creatting aknotted ball and tucking it into the roots.
to dreadball or not to dreadball? what should i do?
dreadballing is not as harmful as many other methods however it isnot at all necessary, and does have some drawbacks with fewadvantages.
1: dreadballing controls loose hairs near the scalp (is this anadvantage? or disadvantage? read on!)
2: when you try to control the loose hairs at the scalp, you leavethe scalp exposed to sunlight which can lead to sunburns even skincancer.
3: loose hairs at the scalp also have another purpose, they createdread babies, dreads that form by themselves between existingdreads cause a thicker looking head of dreads without the gaps many"made" dreads tend to have.
how to dreadball
simply twist and twirl the loose hairs into a ball, then tuckinto the loose roots.
notice in the above video, his dreads have gaps of exposed scalpbetween the dreads? that should normally be covered with shortprotective hairs. these hairs will dread by themselves when theyreach the right length. this is not something that needs to be"fixed" it is just part of dreading.
you are welcome to continually fix what is not broken, that iswhy we present this guide, but dreadballing is really not worth theeffort.