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Making Dreadlocks

Backcombing

You will need:
Dread Wax
Residue Free Shampoo
Metal Comb
Rubberbands
I recommend the DreadHead Supa Dupa Dread Kit:It has everything you need and they guarantee your hair will dread.

1. Wash your hair with a residue free shampoo and let it air dry.
2. Section your hair into sections that are 1 inch by 1 inch. You can use
    rubberbands to hold the sections while you section the rest of your hair.
3.
Start in the back of your head, remove the rubberbands and start teasing the
    hair towards your scalp. Only backcomb about a half inch of hair at a time,
    this will keep your dreads from forming loops.
4. Once you have finished backcombing the that section of hair, put a
    rubberband on the tip and one on the root. Add about an M&M's worth of wax
    to the dreadlock and palm roll it.
5. Do this to all the sections of hair.

Twist and Rip

You will need:
Dread Wax
Residue Free Shampoo
Rubberbands
I recommend the DreadHead Wax and Shampoo.


1. Section your hair into sections that are 1 inch by 1 inch. You can use
    rubberbands to hold the sections while you section the rest of your hair.
2. When your washing your hair rub your head in a clockwise motion.
3. Once you get out of the shower and your hair is dry pull your hair apart in the
    sections where the rubberbands are.
4. After you have pulled apart the sections add a M&M's worth of wax to each
    dread and palm roll.


Twist and Pin

You will need:
Dread Wax
Residue Free Shampoo
Rubberbands
I recommend the DreadHead Wax and Shampoo.


1. Wash your hair with a residue free shampoo and let it air dry.
2. Section your hair into sections that are 1 inch by 1 inch. You can use
    clips to hold the sections while you section the rest of your hair.
3. After you have sectioned off all of your hair, take one section down at a time
    and twist it, then put some wax on the twist and keep twisting until it the twist is
    twisting down into a ball on your head,


Twisting

You will need:
Dread Wax
Residue Free Shampoo
Rubberbands
I recommend the DreadHead Wax and Shampoo.


1. Wash your hair with a residue free shampoo and let it air dry.

2. Section your hair into sections that are 1 inch by 1 inch. You can use
    rubberbands to hold the sections while you section the rest of your hair.

3. Once you have sectioned off all of your hair, take one section at a time
    and twist it back and forth between your fingers, then put some wax on the twist
    and keep twisting it. The more you twist the hair back and forth the faster the
    dreads will form and lock up.


Brush Rubbing

You will need:
A soft bristle brush
Dread Wax
Residue Free Shampoo
Rubberbands
I recommend the DreadHead Wax and Shampoo.


1. Wash your hair with a residue free shampoo and let it air dry.
2. Get a soft bristle brush and rub it in a clockwise circular motion around your
    head. You will start to notice little dread balls forming.
3. Add a little wax to each dread ball.



Dread Braiding

You will need:
Dread Wax
Residue Free Shampoo
Rubberbands
I recommend the DreadHead Wax and Shampoo


1. Wash your hair with a residue free shampoo and let it air dry.
2. Section your hair into sections that are 1 inch by 1 inch. You can use
    rubberbands to hold the sections while you section the rest of your hair.

3. Once you have finished sectioning all the hair take one section down at a time
    and braid it. Once you have finished the braid add a rubberband to the tip and
    root. Then add a little wax and palm roll the braids. Do this to each section.



Neglect

You will need:
You do not need any products for this method. But if you use products your hair will dread faster.

Dread Wax (optional)
Residue Free Shampoo(optional)
If you use products I recommend the DreadHead Wax and Shampoo.


This is the real do it yourself no maintenance method. All you do is nothing. Maybe wash and wax your hair, just let your hair do what it's going to do and one day you should have dreads.

Dread Perm

You will need:
Dread Wax
Residue Free Shampoo
I recommend the DreadHead Wax and Shampoo for maintaining Dread Perms.


You have to go into a salon to make dreadlocks with this method. They will put a chemical on your hair that will pretty much ruin your hair so it will be in a state that will dread really easily.

Loomed Dreads

You will need:
Dread Wax
Synthetic Hair
I recommend the DreadHead Wax.


You have to go to a salon or hair store to get synthetic hair, you or your stylist can dread the hair using the backcombing method. Then just clip the synthetic dreads on your hair.