This is one of the reasons we should pay a professional loctician to condition and touch up your dreads at least once a month or al least learn from online dreadlock instructional resources and please pick up a hair care guide to teach you how to maintain healthy hair.
Reasons Dreadlocks Become Damaged And Break
- Too thin
- Too much stress
- Not properly rinsed/shampooed.
- Dry and brittle
- No protection from extensive weather.
Protect hair when sleeping by placing tying or covering the locs up when sleeping. Satin is the preferred fabric. You can put a soft t shirt over your head , then flip it over your dreadlocks for protection.
A satin pillow case is great to use also.
This will prevent your dreads from being stressed from pulling, rubbing and accumulating lint. The more you protect and moisturize your dreadlocks the less mishaps you will have.
If you have thin dreadlocks and some have joined together to form thicker ones forming a forked dread, you may have to cut one of the joined dreads to replace a lost dread lock. But if you still have the dread that broke you will reconnect that one!
Fix Broken Dreadlocks In 3 Easy Steps
- Match the hair with weaving thread Place the two dreadlocks together so that an inch is side by side.
- Sew the dreadlocks together as if your life depended on it. Use stitch that involves the needle going between formed circle of thread with each stitch. 5 times should be sufficient. Cut Thread close to dreadlock.
- Palm roll the dreadlocks with product to lay stray hair over matching thread.
How To Fix Broken Dreadlocks With Crochet Method