often i'm asked how do you fix loops and lumps in dreadlocks,so i made this thread to clear up a few misunderstandings.
loops: loops in dreads mean dreads are dreading. theres nothing to "fix" since theres nothing wrong.
dreads are knots, knots are formed from loops.
some crazy big loops when tightened up become bumps or surface texture but most loops disappear by themselves.
lumps: lumps are formed by loops and uneven dreading. lumps add texture they make dreads interesting and unique lumps make your dreads yours they are like the swirls in a fingerprint that makes that fingerprint identifiably your own. without lumps and surface features your dreads look like any ol fake dreads (dread wigs) or overworked boring dreads without personality (like johnny cleans)
again lumps are nothing that needs fixing because they are meant to be in dreads to make dreads look like dreads.
kinks and zig zags: sometimes loops can result in kinks or zig zags, again these are features that add charachter and therefore dont need fixing. zig zags are beautiful and unique.
ways to fix whats not broken, and ways to destroy dreads for the sake of uniformity:
excessive palm rolling: if you palm roll like a mamiac when hairs wet you might be able to make your dreads more boring.
the dreaded lock docta: dreadheadhq the company that loves profiting off of destroying dreads has come op with the most expensive felting needle you'll ever find. saying you should "release" the loops lumps and zig zags by poking it with the lock docta. so whats felting do to dreads? total destruction! releasing the loops and lumps means ripping apart every hair the needle touches!. you "fix" a loop and a week later the dread falls off.
so the best thing to do is learn to appreciate the loops lumps kinks and zig zags and be proud of how they make your dreadlocks yours.
post pics of your favorite loops lumps kinks and zig zags!
27 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 9 feet long
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updated by @soaring-eagle: 02/14/15 08:09:50AM