METHODS (INCLUDING PROS AND CONS).
dreadlocks are formed by essentially knotting the hair into 'ropes' and allowing time and friction to mature them through tightening. if the hair is of a very curly type, twisting methods can also be employed, but these methods will not work of other types. if you have type 4 hair, i highly recommend visiting a dedicated afro-caribbean salon - as the needs of this type of hair are completely different and you should see a qualified expert.
for all other types of hair, the following apply;
this involves simply leaving the hair to its own devices - to tangle and mat at will with perhaps just a little manual separation. this results in dreads which are completely freeform and varied in size, shape and appearance. no maintenance or aftercare is involved. tHIS IS THE METHOD COMMONLY FAVOURED BY PEOPLE SEEKING TO FOLLOW A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY.
*YOU JUST LET THEM DO THEIR THING.
*MINIMAL MANUAL INTERVENTION.
*THEY LOOK CAN LOOK DIFFERENT FROM DAY TO DAY.
THEY LOOK PRETTY AWESOME, EVENTUALLY.
*THEY CAN TAKE SEVERAL YEARS TO MATURE.
*THEY CAN LOOK EXTREMELY UNTIDY WHILST MATURING.
*THEY CAN SHRINK ENORMOUSLY.
*they can look different from day to day.
this is a method where the hair is looped back through itself
rip and twist.
this involves sectioning out the hair and forming the dreads with a small amount of backcombing to start, and then driving knots up the length of the hair by repeatedly twisting and splitting the section, FOLLOWED BY vigorously palm rolling the resulting form. palm rolling tends to be the preferred method of maintenance, and some people employ interlocking to tighten the roots.
cons - the dreads will usually take up to 3 years to fully mature, and will go through many stages before they do - at times becoming very loose. the final dreads will be lovely and loopy, bumpy and natural looking.
finally there is the thai/crochet method. this involves a combination of backcombing, rip and twist, palm rolling and using a fine hook to draw in loose hairs and create a tighter dread from the outset. this method, done properly, results in a more mature looking fully formed dread from the beginning. while there are still the messy stages of maturation, the road is much shorter and faster, and the resulting dreads can be very uniform. if you prefer a more natural look, the crochet tightening can be manipulated to allow the dreads to tighten at different rates encouraging the formation of loops and bumps.
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