What is this rave about free form dread locs? Free form locs are dreadlocks that form on their own instead of manually being structured neatly. Believe it or not, people have been doing this for years especially in the Caribbean, and no matter what skin color you are, this style can look really great.
Free form dreads can be formed into any shape the person who is growing them desires. There are some really wild and cool looking free form loc styles out there, enough to make the style almost tempting to try. Free form locs do not require much styling maintenance, but if you want to style them depending on how the dreads are formed, you can do up-dos, bantu knots, or braids with a bit of creativity.
Free form locs are not without controversy, with questions about whether the style is work-appropriate or not, or even if you can truly get them clean. But with natural hair slowly making its demanding appearance in movies, TV, commercials, and even corporate jobs, why would locs not cross boundaries too? The second question is pretty much a no brainer, people break that myth everyday.
What are some of the simple benefits to free form locs?
1. No more detangling
2. Saves time and money
3. No re twisting on a schedule or period
The most popular loc styles that we are used to call for a retwist of the roots with free forming locs; this is NOT necessary at all. The locs just grow as they please. The most you will have to do is give your hair a good washing and you are on your way.
Free form dreadlocks are all about accepting your hair in its completely natural state. These locs differ depending on who is growing them and the texture of the hair. It is like a candy store, they come in different styles, shapes, sizes, textures, etc. Bob Marley had free form locs, and his looked amazing if you ask me. Check out this video below it will give you some insight on free form locs: