Should I interlock for maintenance?

We are strongly against interlocking dreadlocks for maintenance.

Interlocking has a few benefits: it’s quick, easy, and gets your scalp tight. But what most people don’t understand until it’s too late is that this method doesn’t actually create a real dreadlock. In most cases large groups of hair are basically wrapped in and around the dreadlock creating a braided effect instead of a true solid dreadlock. Dreadlocks need a massive amount of tiny knots to form properly, not giant braided knots.. With certain hair types and certain stylists we’ve seen this yield decent results, especially with some African American clients with small dreadlocks, but for straight hair types and thick dreadlocks we’ve seen very unfavorable results far too many times to support this method.

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