Taking care of loops is essential to having nice dreads.
Loops at the Roots Fixing loops at the roots is easy. The best thing to do is crochet the dread through the loop then clockwise rub the dread. Click here for video.
Loops is the Middle of the Dread Fixing loops in the middle of the dread is also very easy. All you have to do is crochet the dread through the loop and palm roll.
The only methods you can prevent loops with are the backcombing and brush rubbing methods.
You can prevent loops with the backcombing method by making smaller stokes when you backcomb. Only backcomb about a inch of hair at a time.
You can prevent loops with brush rubbing by twisting the dreads as much as you can.
There are a few different ways you can get rid of loops on your dreadlocks.
You can use hemp to get rid of loops, just wrap the hemp around the loop and palm roll as much as you can. Leave the hemp on for about a month.
*CAUTION ABOUT USING HEMP* hemp can hold water in dreads, causing them to mildew. The hemp itself can also hold water an mildew, and the mildew will pass onto the dreads. Use rubberbands if you can.
Cutting loops is a really bad idea. The effects are the same as cutting tips. The hair is no longer held together and the hair starts to move, sometimes it will fall out of the dread, this can cause the dread to fall apart.
Burning loops can go two ways:
*WARNING* make sure there is no wax in your hair if you are going to burn your dreads, most waxes are flammable.
*CAUTION* burning hair results in the most awful smell, this smell can stay in dreads for up to three months.
Braids hold the hair in sections where the hair can’t dread. Some parts of the braid dread, and others don’t, this will result in loops.