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African Hair

Well that all depends on how much work you want to put into your dread locks, if you start your dreads with 2 inches of hair, then you will be putting a lot of work into them but they won’t really look like dreads. If you start your dreads with 5 or 6 inches of hair then you will have a much easier and rewarding experience with making dread locks.

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Well there are many different ways to make dreadlocks, I think the best method for starting nice dreadlocks with African textured hair is probably the Twist and pin method.

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Absolutely not! Actually you should wash your hair and dry it before you dread it because it will dread faster, and easier.

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I recommend not using conditioner for about a week before you dread, because it can make the dreading process easier.

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Well if you start your dreads with really short hair I recommend you go with the brush rubbing method. If you go with the bush rubbing method expect the dreads to form rather easily, all you do is rub the brush in a circular motion to form little dread balls. You will see results right after you finish forming the dreads.

If you start your dreads with hair that is longer than an inch then you should use the twisting method or the twist and pin method. The hair will look very similar to dreads after you are finished but they will require a lot of twisting before they will lock up.

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You should use the twisting method or the twist and pin method. The hair will look very similar to dreads after you are finished but they will require a lot of twisting before they will lock up.

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1. You should make sure you have the right products
A. A good moisturizing and holding product. You can use a wax based product like DreadHeadHQ wax or a cream based product like Knatty Dread cream.
B. You should also make sure you have a good dreadlocks shampoo that doesn’t leave any residue behind in your dreads.

2. You should also make sure you have the right tools to make your dreads. If the method you are going to use requires a dread comb or rubber bands or pins make sure you have these items on hand.

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It depends on which method you use. Check out the methods section in FAQ Part 2 to find more information about the method you want to use.

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It depends on which method you use. Check out the methods section in FAQ Part 2 to find more information about the method you want to use.

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It depends on which method you use. Check out the methods section in FAQ Part 2 to find more information about the method you want to use.

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You should twist them into the other dreads, or make little dreads out of them.

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You can try posting on message boards to see if there is a dread head in your area that would be interested. And if you are interested in helping someone out with their dreads email us and we will recommend you when people email us. You can also check the salons section in the links section for salons in your area.

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You should call all the salons in your area and see if they make dreads, you can also try posting on message boards to see if anyone knows of a place to get them done.

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Well that depends on what wax you are using, if you are using a pomade wax (like Murray’s beeswax, which I do not recommend, it is greasy and they will make your dreads fall apart) you will have to use a lot because it does not hold the dreads together.
If you use the Dread Head, Knatty Dread Cream, or Knotty Boy you will be using a finger full of wax on each dred (depending on how thick the dreads are and how long they are).

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Well that depends on what wax you are using, if you are using a pomade wax (like Murray’s beeswax, which I do not recommend, it is greasy and they will make your dreads fall apart) you will have to use a lot because it does not hold the dreads together.
If you use the Dread Head, Knatty Dread Cream, or Knotty Boy you will be using a finger full of wax on each dred (depending on how thick the dreads are and how long they are).

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It’s not really a good idea, because the dread will start to unravel because the hair that was holding the knots together before is gone. You will have to wait for the tip to lock up again and it’s just a pain. But if you are going to do it the best way to cut it is like a flower, cut it at an angle.

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You should pull them apart and then put a rubber band around the loose hairs, wax them and palm roll. And keep an eye on them, because if it happened once it can happen again.

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Conditioner will always lubricate the hairs and loosen the dreads, because that’s what it’s supposed to do.

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