Depending on which locking method you'll use for making dreadlocks in your hair, there are usually only one or two other tools that you'll need.
Just how many ways can you lock hair?
Speaking of locking methods, there are at least 10 proven ways to get dreadlocks. Most can be done on your own with the help of an extra pair of hands and some should only be attempted under the care of a dreadlock stylist.
Choosing the right method to make dreadlocks in your hair will mean less frustration and better looking locks over time. The right method for you depends a lot on your hair type.
One of the most common ways to get dreadlocks is to use the backcombing method. This method can be useful for those with Caucasian and Asian hair types but can also damage your hair if you're not careful.
We won't go over backcombing instructions here, mainly because there's already a lot of fairly
good guides on backcombing
Instead, you'll learn another method: SINGLE TWIST.
Making dreadlocks with a twist
Finger twists (or comb twists) are one of the many methods used to create dreadlocks.
It's included here in detail because the single twist method is one of the few that can be used on any hair type.
Strands of hair are twisted together using the fingers or a comb. The hair may take longer to lock with this method and needs more maintenance because the comb twists can unravel whenever hair gets wet (i.e. while exercising or shampooing).
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