again not all but yea many
27 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 9 feet long
also on the board of, and a student glider pilot with freedoms wings international
updated by @soaring-eagle: 07/25/15 12:02:43PM
sam you are wrong and completely missinformed
ok if your not tightening them to the scalp why do it at all? thats the whole reason ppl do it
when you create a gap then push the dread through how do you do that without the hairs twisting? think about what your saying
heres a simple diagram
thats the dread with the gap take the dread put it through the gap what happens to the roots on either side?
they get twisted 180 degrees around tightly and the dread itself gets thinner
every single (almost) person ive ever seen thast interlocked was going bald..every 1
in fact google interlocking ..image search and you see nithing but scalp scalp scalp
a scalp without hair i]on it is what now? say it with me class...bald
yup thats right
and we dont need to "do it correctly" or incorrectly to see the results and have to help hundresa even thousands undo the damage its caused
in fact your right it was used a long time..when it was called root flipping but then everyone who ever heard of it said dont root flip it causes dreads to break
so guess what
salonds didnt stop root flipping they just changed the name!
now that interlocking is known to be bad..again by its new name some are starting to call it rooting looping or other names
just changing the name doesnt end the damage
but thats how salons "do it right"
change the name
so sam lets see your scalp?
sam you may think interlocking gives u a "fresh" or "tidy" look only cause salons make u believe you shouldnt have hair between dreads
you may start out like this in 1 ye\ar
but in 10 end up like this
look how wide the section is how thin the interlocked root is you start with bidg secxtions so u have room to go bald?
note a healthy dread the dreads the same size as the section not 1/10th the size with hair pulluing in painfully from far away
only dolls used to look like this and those dolls had holes in their heads where the hair came through..what happened to the rest of her hair? its not there (isnt thatwhat bald means?) odviosly she dont shave around each dread
a freinds gphere a sweet 77 year old african american woman she showed me pics of her,,i thunk grandson? (pics will be posted in a dew says or so shes having him join too ) his dreads get the salon that did them alot of business..he thinks they look great..but at 16 hes already going bald his mom..bald wears a wig the result of braiding amd pulling it back tight (till her eyebrows reached the top of her skull) his dad has healthy normal unmaintained dreads..but most of the rest of the family is goibg bald from interlocking twisting or braiding
the mom who wears a wig keeps trying to tell him hes going bald but he only believes whatthe locticians say
andcause they use his scalpy pics to advertise hes proud of his baldness
but to most ppl we see that we cribge we feel the scalps pain
its not healthy ..its not pretty its not tidy
its ruining yiyr dreads scalp hair
and when yiur bald your self confidence
exactly then its only 10 sessions till u have a severe issue ..a recoverable 1 if u stop soon enough ..keep it up too long an d theres nothing u can do but buy wigs or blow 10's of thousands on transplants
these ppl often blow 10-20 grand at salons before the dreads fall off and they have to seek medical help to recover..costing another 20-50 grand to repair the damage the salons caused
Here is the progress of a man with interlocked dreads after every time he got them tightened.
AFTER FIRST SESSION:
AFTER FIRST SESSION (back):
AFTER SECOND SESSION:
AFTER THIRD SESSION:
See how he has more and more baldness each session? Eventually he will become permanently bald from this, if he isn't by now already. This IS NOT healthy!
around the hairlines this is getting more advances stage the solution to thinning locs? twist dozens of locks tightly together to look k]like thicker locks but then style it in a tight bun wich is pulling from interlocking pulling from twisting pulling from the bun tripple traction action traction alopecia at accelerated speeds
and yes they still say its "tidy"
Ok, I may as well post my 2 cents now.
I have interlocked a few of my locks back in the day. 6 years later, and a ton of natural growth on top of those interlocked segments, I can say that interlocking/root flipping does make your locks weaker. If done once, it doesn't affect the whole lock. It only affects that part of it. But if done continuously, it will destroy your locks by thinning them out dozens of hairs at a time. I don't have the same damage that is shown in the pics posted, but I only did it once. That's what happens if you continue to mess with your roots.
Now, This isn't an issue for African textured hair because, lets face it, it's naturally frizzier. But... Interlocking creates an ugly weave/braided pattern that never goes away. It gets covered up a bit by frizzies and loose hairs, but it's always there underneath, and always will be. Interlocking your locks flips your hair a complete 360* through a hole poked in your locks. That hole itself is damaging to make. I know that it can be done by just flipping it through the loose hair at the root. But think about it. You have a section of hair that is, say, 1 inch square. You put the lock through the center of it. Now you have a lock held on by 2 sections of hair that are only 1/2 inch. That's nowhere near as strong as the original section. So to "fix" it, you push it throughperpendicularto that whole. Now you have the same lock held on my 4 sections only 1/4". Not only that, but those 4 sections are strained. A minor tug pulls out hair from your scalp all along the edges of all 4 sections. If you tugged the original 1 inch lock, you may pull out a few hair, but only 1/4 as many.
That weave pattern will never lock. Hair may tangle around it. But that section of hair NEVER locks, itself. Tangled, knotted hair will always be stronger than it. Take a rubber band, for example. I urge you to use a real one to see what I'll try to explain. Rubber bands are elastic. Obviously your locks are elastic, but healthy mature locks should be spongy and flexible. Tie a knot it the rubber band. What is the weakest part of the rubber band, now? The band that is loose and flexible, or the area right by the knot? Say the knot is where the interlocked portion is. Hold the band there and pull it until it snaps. If you have a good rubber band that doesn't have any rips in it to begin with, it will snap either right at the knot, it within a few mm of it. That's what interlocking does. It creates a weak spot.