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How do you start dreads step by step?

How to Start Dreadlocks – the Interlocking Method

  1. Wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo. Let it dry.
  2. Section your hair according to the lock size of your choice starting from the nape, forming a square at the base. Secure the sections with elastic bands.
  3. Insert the hook at the tip of the dread.

Are dreads bad for your hair?

Heavy locs can cause your roots to pull at your scalp, causing gradual hair loss as well as headaches and neck pain. Your locs might be heavy because they’re too long or due to product build-up. If you don’t reduce some of this weight, you may end up with a receding hairline.

What’s the best method to start dreads?

What Is The Best Way To Start Locs?

  • Comb coils – This method is very popular on hair that is too short to braid or 2-strand twist.
  • Two-strand twists – Most lock-wearers choose this route to start their locks.
  • Braids – Braiding the hair in small to medium plaits is another way to start locs.

Do twist turn into dreadlocks?

Strand twists are used in much the same way that braids are used to start dreadlocks. The basic idea is that the strand twists hold the hair so that the roots can begin locking. The natural hair in the strand twist eventually loosens and begins to dread as well.

Can I dread my own hair?

Giving yourself dreadlocks doesn’t require much more than dreadlock wax and a lot of patience. You can have dreadlocks put in at the salon, but doing them yourself at home is more natural and much less expensive. Backcombing your hair is the most effective way to form dreads, whether you have straight or curly hair.

How do you start dreadlocks with long hair?

Backcombing for Dreads Section your hair into squares. Begin with damp hair. Use a dread comb. Start combing near the scalp—less than an inch away. Continue backcombing. Do this until you reach the ends of your hair. Make sure to work slowly. Secure dreads with a rubber band.

How long does your hair have to be to get dreadlocks?

The recommended hair length for starting dreads is 3 inches or longer. If your hair is shorter than 3 inches you will have trouble keeping your dreadlocks in.

How often do people with dreadlocks wash their hair?

Dreadlocks should be washed every 2 to 3 days. If you do not want to wash them this often that’s fine, just make sure you wash them at least once a week. Dreadlocks should be washed in a shampoo that leaves nothing behind in the hair and removes all residue that is in the hair.

How do people with dreadlocks keep their hair clean?

Submerge your dreadlocks into the baking soda solution up to the roots. Soak your locks for up to 10 minutes, or longer if you’re in need of a deep clean. As your dreadlocks soak, the baking soda will strip away dirt, oil, debris and other unwanted buildup.