Flat Dreadlocks: Causes and Fixes
Flat locs are a common issue that many dreadlock wearers face, and today we're going to talk about what causes them and how to fix them. So, let's dive right into the topic.
First things first, let's clarify that most of the time, people are worried about their flat locs for no reason at all. Flat locs are common in the early stages of locking, and it's just a natural occurrence when you lay down to sleep. You see, the locs are hollow and not yet matured, so it's only natural that they'll flatten when you lie on them. So, don't panic if you have flat locs; they will eventually take their cylindrical shapes with time.
However, there are some reasons why your locs may stay flat, and that's what we're going to discuss now. The first thing to watch out for is whether you air dry your locs or use artificial heat like blow dryers. If you're air drying your locs, make sure they are entirely dry before you go to bed. Going to bed with wet locs can cause mildew and odors, and you don't want that. Also, if your locs are not thoroughly dry, you might permanently press them into a flat shape.
Next, let's talk about the foundation of your locs. Check your parts and make sure they're square or diamond-shaped. The shape of your parts determines how your locs grow, and rectangular parts have a higher chance of becoming flat locs. So, if you're one of those people who don't want flat locs, make sure you check with your loctician about how to make your parts more square or diamond-shaped.
Last but not least, let's talk about preference. Flat locs aren't necessarily bad, and some people might like them. So, it's all about personal preference. However, if you're one of those people who don't want flat locs, follow the tips we've shared with you today, and you'll be on your way to having cylindrical locs in no time.
In conclusion, flat locs are a common problem that most wearers face, but it's not something to worry about. With consistent washing, palm-rolling, twisting, or any other method you use, your locs will eventually take their cylindrical shapes. However, if you want to avoid flat locs, make sure you follow the tips we've discussed today. And if you're one of those people who like flat locs, embrace them, and rock them like a boss!
That's it for today's blog post on flat dreadlocks, folks! We hope you found it informative. Don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter and check out our other blogs at Swimming with Black Hair: Tips and News | Aquastockings Blog. And if you have any other tips on how to fix flat locks, leave a comment below. Until next time, stay cool and keep those locs healthy and happy!