What you’ll need to make Silky Dreadlocks
Silky Dreadlocks instructions
- Section the hair into sections that are 1 inch by 1 inch. You can use rubberbands or clips to hold the sections while you finish sectioning off the rest of your hair.
- Once you are finished sectioning all of your hair. Take the rubberband off one of the sections. Section the hair into 3 different sections, add the synthetic hair to one of the sections. Leave enough synthetic hair laying out, the hair should be at least three times as long as your want your dreadlocks to be. Braid the hair and the synthetic hair down to the tip and add a rubberband.
- Once you are finished with the braid and you have put a rubberband on the tip wrap the extra synthetic hair around the braid until you reach the tip and put a tight rubberband at the tip. Add a little wax to the dread to smooth down the frizz’s hairs.
- Repeat step 3 with the rest of your sections.
Making Dreadlocks from braids
What you’ll need to make dreadlocks from Braids
Dread Braid instructions
- Use elastics to section your hair off into sections that are about an inch in diameter.
- Remove the rubber band from the section and make a tight braid to the end of the hair.
- Put a rubber band on the root and the tip.
- Continue this routine throughout your entire head.
- You need to palm roll the braids as much as you can to get the hair to lock up.
What you’ll need to make Freeform dreadlocks
Neglect or Freeform Dreadlocks instructions
This one is really easy, just do nothing, stop combing your hair. You can and still should wash your hair, but it is optional.
What you’ll need to make dreadlocks with a Dread Perm
Dread Perm instructions
Go to the salon, they will take care of everything.
Twist and Rip Dreadlocks
What you’ll need to make twist and rip dreadlocks
Twist and Rip dreadlocks instructions
- While washing your hair rub your hair in a clockwise motion flat against your head, you can switch hands, but make sure you continue in the same clockwise motion.
- Let your hair dry, and then rip the giant knot apart into sections.
- Take each section, twist it, wax it, and then palm roll it. Continue these steps everyday until the sections have formed. With this method you wash your hair everyday. You can put rubber bands where you want the sections to be, so you can keep up with them everyday. You will form dreads in about 4 months.
Brush Rubbing Dreadlocks
What you’ll need to make dreadlocks by brush rubbing
Brush rubbing dreadlocks instructions
You can go to a salon, or do this yourself. I recommend doing it yourself, because you’ll save a lot of money. Rub the soft bristle brush in a clockwise motion. Rub about an inch at a time, you will start to see little sections of balls forming. After you have rubbed your entire head, use a small amount of wax on each little ball. You can use a hair dryer to melt the wax into your new little dreads.
What you’ll need to make dreadlocks with the twisting method
Instructions for twisting dreadlocks
You can start right now! Just section off your hair, you can use the rubber bands to start your sections, and start twisting each section. After you have twisted a section, wax, and you can put a rubber band on the tip, but it is optional, and you probably don’t need to. If you can wait until your dreads lock up before you wash them it would be great but if you need to wash, be very careful, because the dreads are very delicate until they lock up. You might want wax and put rubber bands on the tips before you wash to help hold the hair together.
What you’ll need to backcomb dreadlocks
- Metal comb
- Dread Wax
- Dreadlocks Shampoo
- Rubberbands (optional)
- Hair Clips
- Friend, parent, or salon to help with the back
Instructions for backcombing dreadlocks
- Wash your hair with a residue free shampoo, and let it (air dry or you can blow dry it)
- If you want to have clean sections of dreads now is the time to do it. You don’t have to have sections but I recommend it because then you wont have any surprises (like a dread the size of your palm or one that’s ¼ inch). If you want a clean squared look check out the head graph image. If you want a more random look I still recommend sectioning, but you can just grab random sections and band them off. Use the rubber bands to put the hair in sections, don’t make the rubber band tight around the hair, because you are going to remove it before you backcomb, so just make it tight enough to hold the section. Remember that the amount of hair in the section determines how big the dread will be 1 inch by 1 inch is about average size to make dreads, also keep in mind that thick hair will make bigger dreads and thin hair will make thinner dreads.
- Now for the exciting part! Let’s start off in the back, because if there is an accident it’s easy to cover up. Take off the rubber band, start at the root and push the hair towards the scalp. It is very important that you do not push to much hair up at a time or you will have loops in your dreads. A little tip that I like when backcombing is twisting. What you do is twist the hair and then backcomb through the twist, the hair will stay in the knots a lot easier, you can also half way braid the hair, and what I mean by this is start off like you are going to braid but only go over once or twice and then backcomb through it. When you start the dread the hair might not look like it’s knotting, but don’t worry, this is normal, sometimes it takes a couple strokes to get started.
- After you have backcombed that section, rubber band the tip and root, and wax it. Then start on the next section. I recommend finishing the entire back before moving to the front, because by the time you get to the front you will be a pro!