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How to Make Dreadlocks

Watch more Haircuts & Hair Styling videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to make dreadlocks with these easy instructions. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Wash your hair Wash your hair with a shampoo marked "residue-free" and let it air dry. Step 2: Section it Using rubber bands, secure your hair into 1- by 1-inch square sections at the root. When you're finished, spray them with dreadlock accelerator; it helps your dreads set faster, especially if you have straight hair. Tip The sections should be a little slimmer than your target dreadlock width--your dreads will widen once they dry. Step 3: Back-comb it Starting in the back, take one section at a time, remove the rubber band, and back-comb the hair toward your scalp, a half-inch at a time. Tip It's helpful to have a friend help you with the hair in the back. Step 4: Secure it Once each section is back-combed, wrap one rubber band at the scalp and one at the tip. Tip If you can slide your fingers though the dread or spread it apart easily, you haven't back-combed it enough. Step 5: Wax it Rub a pea-size amount of dread wax on each section and roll it vigorously between your palms for at least 30 seconds. When all the sections are done, blow-dry them on hot to melt the wax into the hair. Tip As hair grows in, rub the root of the dread clockwise against the scalp to help this new hair dread. Step 6: Maintain To lock in your new do, palm-roll each dreadlock 15 seconds every day, and wash them every three days with residue-free shampoo. Whenever the locks feel dry, work a tiny bit of dread wax into them to tame fly-away hairs. Refrain from removing the rubber bands until the dreads are completely set, about three months. Enjoy your new hairstyle! Did You Know? Floridian Asha Mandela set a Guinness record for longest dreadlocks in 2008 with her 8?-foot locks, with one dread measuring 19 ? feet!
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