i don't know how others natural dreads started but mine seem to lock from the bottom up. i have one in particular that is causing me pain. when its knotting its rotating around as it gets closer to my scalp. its getting tighter on one side and has a bulge of loose hair on the other. it hurts. i tried to pull on the hairs to loosen them but they aren't budging. i considered cutting the hairs but that would be about a third of the dread and with my thin hair it would be quite obvious. i don't know what to do. my scalp is so tender there and i've seriously considered cutting/undoing it but other locks are doing this too so i don't think that would help anything in the long run.
will this dread finally start to pull the other loose hairs in and even out the pulling?
updated by @heather: 02/14/15 08:07:12AM