|Sylvia took this photo this morning|
Holding the scissors downward, I cut around the lock in a rough V shape to keep a sort of rounded or pointy end, but trying to follow the natural contours of the dread as much as possible. (My 4-yo, Sylvia, actually measured each dread from the end and pointed out where I should cut. She wanted to help, but I was not about to hand the scissors over to her :)
After I'm done cutting, I rough up the end of each lock to loosen it up and trim any obviously chunky looking snips. That's it.
I prefer to do this when I am feeling calm and in a space that feels nice to me, but away from a mirror, so today it was in the yard.
Nobody want their dreadlocks to look like they've been cut, so here's the best way that I've found to cut them but keep them looking natural. After a good wash, they will look more relaxed at the ends.
Aaah, it feels so light!