Common questions

Can you Backcomb black hair?

Can you Backcomb black hair?

Backcombing can be used in highly textured African hair, bone straight Asian hair, wavy Caucasian hair or any hair texture in between. This makes it an excellent method for hair that has been relaxed, eliminating the need to cut of the relaxed portion before locking.

How do you maintain African dreads?

Tips to keep your dreadlocks looking good

  1. Apply hair fertiliser daily to strengthen and nourish the hair.
  2. Apply a sheen spray to your dreadlocks three times a week for maximum shine.
  3. Use an uplifting shampoo (it exfoliates the scalp) once a month to reduce flakes and relieve itching.

How often should you palm roll dreads?

Once the hair has gotten used to it’s position it can compress even tighter next time. Because of the way Palmrolling and Dread Wax work together I recommend trying to palm roll each of your dreads for 30 seconds, every day you have wax in them.

How often should I oil my locs?

Once your locs are mature, we recommend you deep condition every 1-2 weeks to keep your locs healthy, strong, and moisturized.

What is loc maintenance?

A loc maintenance routine ensures that your locs are well kept by incorporating new growth into the loc. During the retwisting process, avoid using too much product to prevent build up on your scalp and dreads. Applying just enough will give you the best results.

How often should I crochet my dreads?

As a rule of thumb for crochet newbies, I recommend learning on fake hair first and then only crocheting your roots every 2-3 months. That’s a great way to avoid 90% of the damage you could otherwise incur.

How long do crochet dreads last?

4 to 6 weeks
Typically synthetic crochet locs can last anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks. With our line of locs, we encourage our customers to reuse them. They look even better after your first install. So you can get multiple use out of it for re-installation.

Is it good to backcomb hair for dreadlocks?

By combing the hair towards the scalp, backcombing can cause the hair to tangle and knot up. Dreadlocks with this method look decent as soon as they are dreaded. When they are new, they are a bit fuzzier than mature dreads but they soon compress and tighten.

Which is the best way to make dreadlocks?

Because backcombing is possibly the best way to make dreads, this is the reason why most salons choose it. The method gives you a lot of opportunities to help your dreads tighten faster and improve the way they look right from the start. With dreadlocks done by the backcombing method, they don’t need almost any maintenance.

How often should you wash your hair to get dreadlocks?

With dreadlocks done by the backcombing method, they don’t need almost any maintenance. You only wash hair much less often, about once every two weeks in order not to loosen the strands. Besides, your hair also grows faster when it is knotted into dreadlocks. Frequently washing or combing might damage your hair, still.

Do You Cover Your dreadlocks with a stocking cap?

Backcombed dreads are pretty durable compared to the other methods but if you are vary active and you find yourself washing your dreadlocks frequently you may want to cover your new dreadlocks with a nylon stocking cap that holds your twists securely, especially while they are young.

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