Thursday, May 13, 2010

Readers Question - Rounded Tips

Marcus has a question about maintaining rounded tips on his dreadlocks. Read his question below, and comment back if you have nay advice for him. 

" I just recently came across your site and l love the advice you give on dread lock maintenance.  I have had my locks for about three years now and I have noticed that the tips of some of them have become slightly undone where as they were round and tight before. I was wondering how I should go about cutting them...should I cut them at an angle to achieve the desired rounded tip or just straight across and hope they become round over time like they did when I first started. I hope you or your readers, can help with this...I'd like to go over many of my locks and trim the ends of them, but I don't want flat tips. I desire rounded tips. Thanks a lot!  ~  Marcus"


  1. I don't have advice on how to shape the loc end, but I do have advice on how to avoid the unraveling. He needs to stop toying with his hair. When my hair is in twists, I run my hand through my hair and pull on my twists, which unravels my hair all the time.

  2. I have had the same experience with my loc ends..... I find that cutting them on a slight angle prevents the 'flat' look on the ends & eventually forms rounded tips.

  3. Greetings! It's funny that this came up - I have often trimmed my long locs over the years which has left me with tips that unravel a lot and I wanted a rounded tip.... I have used a crochet tool now to "do up" some loc tips.

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