Loose Hairs on Dreadlocks

The best way to take care of loose hairs at the roots is Dread Balling.

The best way to take care of loose hairs in the middle of dreads is with a Dread Tool.
How to do it:

  • gather the loose hairs.
  • thread the loose hairs through the Dread Tool.
  • weave the loose hair through the middle of the dread the dread.

The best way to take care of loose hairs at the tips is Tip Rounding.

 

Can I cut the loose hairs?

Cutting the loose hairs at the roots is not an good idea. It will make your dreadlocks thin and it only takes care of the problem for a short period of time, the hairs will grow back and they will still be loose hairs among your dreads. The best thing to do is just take care of the problem, dread ball those lil’ bastards and get on with your life.
Cutting loose hairs in the middle of the dread 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. The best way to take care of loose hairs in the middle of dreads is to thread the loose hairs through the dread with a Dread Tool.

How to do it:

  • gather the loose hairs.
  • thread the loose hairs through the flosser.
  • weave the loose hair in and out through the dread.

The best way to take care of loose hairs at the tips is Tip Rounding.

 

Can I burn loose hairs?

There is no reason to burn loose hair at the roots, burning the loose hairs only takes care of the problem for a short period of time, the hairs will grow back and they will still be loose hairs among your dreads. The best thing to do is just take care of the problem, dread ball those lil’ bastards and get on with your life.

Burning loose hairs in the middle of the dread can go two ways:

  1. The hair burns into the dread and stays where it is.
  2. The hair burns and the hair is no longer held together and the hair starts to move, it falls out of the dread, and the dread falls apart.

Burning tips can give you a rounder finish to the tip, but he hair will eventually break off and the tip will become loose hairs again. The best thing to do is Tip Round the dreads, it doesn’t take long for the tips to lock up and the tips end up looking a lot better.
*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.

 

What products can I use on loose hairs?

You can use the Dread Ball method to get rid of loose hair at the roots, then use a Dread Tool to pull the Dread Ball into the center of the dread.

 

How can I prevent getting loose hairs?

There’s no way to completely┬áprevent loose hairs, they have a mind of their own, and just sort of show up. But there are good ways and bad ways to get rid of them and a few ways you can minimize how many loose hairs you have.

If you already have some loose hairs popping out of your dreads you can use the Dread Ball method to get rid of loose hairs, then use a Dread Tool to pull the Dread Ball into the center of the dread.

The best way to prevent loose hairs at the roots of your dreads is the clockwise rubbing technique

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