I haven't pruned in along time.....too embarrassed to post a before picture of my locs before pruning them. As a Locitian, I stress to my customers to Prune or Trim their locs because the extra loose or wild straight hairs will not mend into the dreadlocks. Having this loose hair hanging around will only create problems in the locs like spaces that are not locking which can cause thinning and breaking. So once a month or two prune your locs so therefore you can have beautiful, thick, manicured dreadlocks. Pruning Services should be in the price rage 15.00 to 20.00, checkout your local Locitian.