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How to Lock Dreads

Learn how to lock dreads in this Howcast hair video about dreadlocks.


I'm going to demonstrate how to lock your dreads, especially when they get a little loose. Francesca, here has a beautiful head of long mature dreads and sometimes in the middle area of the length, it can get a little loose. One of the things I like to do is to use a little sea salt and water, just before I twist and pin or palm roll. I usually like to use about a tablespoon of sea salt and then just add it to my spray bottle. Shake it up, make sure it dilutes.

We're going to spray. What the sea salt does is it just helps the hair to lock up a little tighter. You get this naturally in nature win you swim say in the ocean, or especially for people who live on a beautiful island, and they can just go swimming in the ocean and then let their dreads dry naturally under the sun. That's the kind of effect that we're getting here with the sea salt and water. Once I spray it and dampen them, then I go in and twist and palm roll normally. That is one way how to lock your dreads, to make them a little tighter.

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