Zig Zags and Loops are terms that describes a series of large loops which tend to create a ‘zig-zag’ effect down the length of the dreadlock.
Zig Zags are very common for those who chose the neglect method. These Zig Zags often turn into bumps as the dreadlock matures. There is nothing wrong with having these big loops in your dreadlocks, however if they bother you and you want them gone please DO NOT cut them. Cutting Zig Zags can compromise the strength of the dreadlock!
“I didn’t backcomb my dreadlocks thoroughly and now I have a lot of zig-zags.”