Yes it does look painful, maybe it does loosen of after a couple of days, I do wonder how it will grow out though!
That hair style looks very painful! Pulling hair at the scalp like that can lead to baldness.
African hair tends to knot faster than straight hair.
The process is the same...hair is hair. It knots then the knots get tighter and become dreads. Starting methods can be different.
Hi I have recently decided that I wanted to loc my hair and I was wondering is the locking process the same for black people as white