Thursday, October 31, 2013
Lock Buds: Remove Them or Not?
Now, jumping forward to present day, most of my locks have coiled back up and formed buds again. Why? I believe that it is my hair's natural behavior to "roll up and park." So removing the buds at the end of locks where the client's hair naturally coils into itself is a waste of time and money.
There are exceptions. If the buds are too large to feed through the root of the lock without ripping the whole lock out of the head during an interlock tightening then the bud needs to be trimmed or reshaped to maintain the integrity of the lock.
Lock grooming is usually a separate session from the tightening session.
Also, I think the budding at the end of the locks are more synonymous with the interlocking method versus the twisting of locks. The interlocking method actually uncoils the hair allowing the shedded strands to drop down the locking framework of the lock and rest at the ends.
As for me, I am okay with my buds at my ends. Some may fall off on their own. If not, it is all good with me!