Root Flipping AKA Interlocking? NO FLIPPING WAY!!!!
salon and loctician dreads recovery
I would like to share my experience of flipping, flipping root flipping! DON'T DO IT, EVER! I went to a loctician 6 months ago for a 'tidy up', thought hey, treat, myself, leave it to the 'expert'. But oh no! 6 months down the line, I have dreads that can only be described as STRANGLED by the 'flipping' process.
Bad news, never do it. It created tight spots in my dreads, so tight that I may loose the dreads that were flipped. I have learnt that the naturally forming knots flow through your dreads, they need space to breathe and move. The flipping created nasty tight spots, horrible. So now I have 6 months new growth and tights spots.
Trying to 'unflip' them is ok if freshly 'flipped'. Do this straight away if you can, seriously...
My own are mostly too far gone. No way of telling which way they were flipped to unflip them and without causing further damage.... I tried oil to loosen to have a look to see if I can work out which way they could be unflipped, but to no avail. Too tight and probably flipped lots of times. So... please, please learn from my bad : ( experience, NEVER flip. It causes DAMAGE, can be so severe, you can loose your dreads.
Hope that helps...
updated by @alinka-gee: 07/21/15 03:46:48PM