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How to Get Rid of Frizzy Dreads

Learn how to get rid of frizzy dreads in this Howcast hair video about dreadlocks.

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So frizziness occurs just from every day wear and tear, whether you wear hats, whether it's warm outside, whether it's cold outside, sometimes your hair just gets frizzy. So the first thing we're going to do is we're going to use a little gel. You don't need much. You just need enough to maybe cover the tip of your middle finger. I'm going to smooth it to my thumb and we're going to start with the roots.

Like I said, I'm going to start on Ayesha's temple right here, just apply just a little bit, and then once I get the product on there and it's going all the way through, I'm going to pinch it, so that way I get good tension and then start twisting. And what the tension does is it causes you to put a little bit of weight on the hair and the weight will force the hair to kind of just lay down and force the hair to do what you want it to do, and that's how you get rid of the frizz.

And what I usually recommend, is that after you twist because twisting can be done pretty regularly, however you don't want to twist too tight, if you're doing this as an every day thing just to keep your dreads neat. So what I normally recommend is that you just twist until you feel it kind of smooth out and then you just let it drop naturally, and this will kind of give you a little bit of control over the frizz. You can continue this across the whole hair line.

Most of the time to get rid of the frizziness, you mainly want to do the top because dreads are naturally going to be frizzy. That's the whole beauty of dreads. So you definitely don't want to fight the frizz on every last single head of hair. But sometimes the front, you want it to look a little neat, so you can do this twisting method with a little gel, to get rid of that right around the crown, all the way to the top. And then just either tie it down at night or just do it in the morning before you leave out and that is how you get rid of frizzy dreads.

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