Ends of my dreads balling up : ) but then falling off!
updated by @rachel-nattydee: 01/22/20 09:33:16AM
Hair does shed naturally. In time it'll stop getting stuck to other tings and just start getting sucked into your locks fattening them up. I had a similar problem.
As for the balls falling out. I noticed that a few times with mine. I know you are going the neglect route, but do you even find yourself playing with the tips? You know, just rubbing them between your fingers like a nervous twitch? I used to do that. It acts just like palm rolling, and can rip hairs apart and create those weak spots where they can break off. Keep an eye out for doing that.
It can happen naturally,but in my experience, it probably is from playing with them too much.
babas probly right but yea some is just shed hairs that are knotted in..barely..near the tips
like they fell out but got tangled on way down and hung there knotting uo till they just came loose..
30 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 10 feet long
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Hmmmm I am slightly addicted to touching them and running my fingers down the length of each dread to feel the knots, I was thinking that probably isn't helping, but it's hard when they feel so good! I'll give it a rest and see if I'm still shedding balls for the next few weeks, cheers x
Ha. My hair used to do that. There is one that has stood the test of time and isn't going anywhere (I'll put a picture up someday). Mine didn't "fall off" usually, i washed my hair or somebody would snatch them off, which would piss me off. It happens though. Totally natural.
Yea this has happened to me quite abit too. Mine ball up on the end and look like little dingle berries lol, it's kinda annoying but I try to just let them be. I've pulled one out cause it was a big ball hanging from like two strands of hair. I think it's happening like SE said, you shed hair and as it's falling out it gets caught up in the end.