Over a period of time your locs may become really frizzy, so you may decide to trim/prune the excess hair to give a more neater look. That is if you are not going for a freeform look. This is not a post about cutting your locs, but instead to give it a more uniformed look.
Time for Locs Pruning
My 2 year loc anniversary is approaching fast, which is this month, so I decided to freshen them up by trimming some of the extra frizz along each strand of loc. These are stray hair that didn’t get locked with the others. Honestly, I love my frizz because it makes my hair look more fuller with more volume, but I just want my dreads to look a little neater for the holidays.
Benefits I See After Pruning My Locs
I finally finished trimming away the frizz from my locs and was pleased with the way they turned out. They looked much more smoother and neater. They even looked a little longer than before. The first day I trimmed them, they didn’t feel too full to me, but as the days went by, I started to feel back the fullness in my hair.
Dreadlocks Maintenance for Healthier Hair
I just used a scissors to clip off the stray hair along the length of my locs, but I did not cut any of the length off. No way, I’m not going down that road. Right now I have a little challenge with myself to grow longer dreads. Check out my earlier blog post, The Pros and Cons of Having Locs – My Story, to see what I am using in my hair to stimulate hair growth.
To keep your hair looking its best, in addition to trimming your locs, part of the maintenance process may include maintaining new growth, interlocking or repairing your dreadlocks. You can either go to a loctition or save some dollars by using a specially designed loc maintenance tool such as the EasyLoc Hair Tool to get the job done.
Reminiscing on My Loc Journey
Looking back at my older photos, I can see a lot of improvement in the growth of my hair and how much more they look like genuine locs. At first when I just started my journey, I thought my ends would never look rounded and neat like other people’s ends that I’ve seen. Now they look like how I wanted them to look. Here is a comparison of past and present locs improvement below.