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How to Lock Dreads

How to Lock Dreads

Dreadlocks were once primarily associated with Rastafarians. They helped to express spiritual sentiments and non-violent objection to authority. Today, they are widely thought of as a fashion statement. They are used in a wide range of contexts, including formal and casual ones. Knowing how to lock dreads is essential for those who want to sport this distinct style. Here are two methods to choose from:    The Natural Way

  1. You need to stop combing your hair. You may miss the activity if you are used to doing it on a regular basis. Discomfort, tangled hair and an itchy scalp must be tolerated if they occur.

  2. Wash your hair daily or every other day with a residue-free shampoo. Do not apply any conditioners. Just towel dry or air-dry your hair after washing it.

  3. When the dreads begin to form, separate them gently. There is no need to separate them all the way to the scalp as this can cause injury to your follicles or scalp.

    ust let them hang freely after you have separated them.

  4. Twist each section of hair that has started to form a dread. Roll it between your palms and twist it with your fingers. Backcomb the dreads with a metal comb or soft-bristled hair brush. Work just one inch of the hair lengthwise at a time when backcombing. Begin near the scalp and work upwards through the length of the dread. Similarly to teasing, this involves holding a particular section of hair then going back about an inch from the scalp and brushing it downwards.

Braiding and Twisting
  1. Decide whether you want thick or thin braids and separate your hair into sections accordingly. Should you want thin braids, make sections smaller than one inch squared each. Otherwise, you will need bigger sections for thicker braids.

  2. Braid each section of the hair and tie its end with a snag-free rubber band. Ordinary ones can cause damage to your hair.

  3. Wash your hair regularly. Every day or every other day is just fine. Use a residue-free shampoo without conditioner. Should your hair sections get tangled, as often happens during washing, just pull them gently apart.

  4. The more effort you devote to your braids, the faster they will take the desired form. Twist the braids with your fingers and roll them individually between your palms. You can use a soft-bristled brush to backcomb your braids (as in the natural method mentioned above).

  5. When the braids are molded, remove the rubber bands that are sealing them. Do not wait too long to remove them. They might get tangled in the hair, making them more difficult to remove. Cut the rubber band if it is difficult to remove. You can use a little dread wax if you wish. It is not necessary, but is helpful in the formation of dreads.

You should learn how to lock dreads before trying to carry the procedure out. Your knowledge will help you make tidy dreads and simultaneously protect your hair from damage.


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