Whether you are starting your own dreadlocks, it is important that you have the right information so that you can get it right the first time round. There is nothing worse than walking around with a disaster on your head. Here are some tips from the Dreadlocs Parlour to get you started.
Do start your locs with clean hair and maintain clean hair throughout. Clean hair locks faster than dirty hair.
Do have at least 2 inches of natural unrelaxed hair, if you would like to start your locs with relaxed hair. If your hair is all-natural even better.
Do trim the tips of your locs after the initial locking procedure. This will allow for a nice finished look on the tips of all your locs.
Don’t blow dry or heat treat your hair at least one week before the first locing procedure.
Don’t use homemade mixes and products such as Honey, Toothpaste, Egg White, Avocado, Peanut Butter, Shea Butter, Candle Wax and Hair Gel to try and loc your hair. Seek professional guidance instead.