One question that was answered by the lockdowns:  does parting starter 

locs matter?  The proof is in the pudding as the pre-boomers would say.  All the clients who had their partings done properly had limited breakage.  Those that did not have proper partings came in bearing dreads.


Think of the sections or partings for dreadlocks like spots in a parking lot.  If a small car can

fit comfortably in the spot, a pickup truck could not.  If you make your sections or partings small, do not expect it to hold a congo dread.  The weight will eventually break the hair.  It’s the law of gravity.


When I am asked: does parting starter locs matter, I can justify my answer.  Many of the repairs I do are from small partings with heavy dreadlocks.  No one wants to find a dreadlock lying on their pillow.

By Paula Barker, Silkie Locks Hair Design



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