I have been growing my locs for a little over three years now. I had been thinking about cutting my dreads to give them a more even look. I finally built up the courage to trim them to get most of them even.
Knowing How to Cut Long Uneven Locs
Cutting your locs to make them even can be tricky, as you don’t want to make them look like you just chopped them off sloppily.
When I started my loc journey, all my locs were looking all uniformed and neat, but over the years, some got a little happy and grew faster than the rest. I always wondered if it was safe to trim them just a little bit.
My biggest concern was that my locs would just unravel and all my hard work would go down the drain. I’m not fussy about the upper half of my head. I just wanted the locs to fall neatly on my shoulders.
How I Cut My Locs To Get Them Even
I separated my locs into two sections just like if I were trying to do a top bun and a bottom bun. I cut one loc to the desired length I wanted and then use it as a guide to cut the rest. I didn’t cut all the locs in the top bun because most of them were already at the right length.
The Benefits of Cutting My Locs
I must say that I saw amazing results instantly after trimming my locs. They had more life and was super bouncy. The ends of the locs that were cut did feel like little brushes, but they didn’t unravel.
The tips will eventually become round again, but for now I like the new look and feel.
Keep in mind that if your locs are not fully matured, it’s not recommended that you cut the ends. If you do so, you might end up having to start the locking process all over. Mine was fully locked and matured, so there was less risk cutting them.
How to get Round Ends on Locs
After cutting the ends of your locs, to get them back to a round shape quickly, palm roll your dreads all the way to the tips. Regularly palm rolling your hair, especially when damp, will help your ends lock up faster.