Now we know. (Via)

We can thank redditor hdubs, for giving us the answer to the question we've all asked whenever we've encountered someone with a head full of dreadlocks. "Exactly what would it look like if he tied helium balloons to each one and let them fly free?" Don't know about you, but when I'm in my coffin I'm going to rest easy. The mysteries of this life were solved while I lived it.

According to hdubs, this is a photo of his friend, and he did this right before cutting off all those majestic hair eels. 

Sources: Redditor hdubs