Dreadlocks are a symbol for a young, care-free soul. In earlier times, it was a requirement to be a Rastafarian. Now a days, it is considered a hair style. I have to say that is is popular and trending globally. They cool thing about “dreads” or dreadlocks is that they come in different styles and variations. They are also easy to do, with a little daily maintenance. So whether you are a hair stylist and interested in the art of locking or somebody that just wants dreadlocks; it is fairly simple.
Before I start, what is exactly a dreadlock? A dreadlock is a strain of matted hair. You have probably seen someone with dreadlocks before. When you saw them they probably had trash in their hair and it was really frizzy. Those are due to poor maintenance. I will show you how to grow your dreads from start to finish, the right way.
Things you will need:
3-6 inches of hair
Bees wax or any type of dread wax
Metal tooth comb
Before you actually start, wash your hair thoroughly and towel or air dry. This is to make sure all oils and grease are removed from hair. Right now you want it dry and frizzy as possible.
Now you will want to put the hair in to sections. This is so the dreadlocks have order and will not be all over the place. I recommend a brick type layer because some people will not look good with a straight seam down the middle of their head. Section the hair in to squares using your comb. Place hair clips on the parts you have already sectioned.
Once you have the dreads into sections, you will want to backcomb. To backcomb, comb the hair the opposite way you would normally comb it with small, swift strokes. This will help your hair “lock up” faster.
Now you can put the wax on. Take the wax out the jar with a butter knife or the end of the comb. When the wax is in your hand, it softens up, Massage the wax in your hand and start at the root. Massage the wax in from the root to the end. You will want to twist the hair while doing so. Make sure that you massage it in good enough so that the wax sinks all the way through the hair. Do the same to the rest of the sections.
Blow dry your hair when done so the wax can really sink it.
That’s it, you are finished your dreadlocks. Just a few tips after they are finished. After the dreads are finished, wax your dreads twice a week so they do not get out of control. Do this for the first 6 months. Make sure that you have just washed it and thoroughly dried it. Do not put wax on wet hair. Blow dry when done. Now you can show off your beautiful locks to your friends and family.