When creating silky dreads, divide hair extensions into sections, backcomb and then twist to form dreadlocks. To finish, use a clothes iron and a wet cloth to seal the dreads so they will maintain their shape. For a full set of silky dreads, you need enough hair extensions to make 40 to 60 double ended dreads, a comb, a coat hanger, a clothes iron and a clean piece of cloth.Continue Reading
Make sections in the hair extensions. Choose a section of hair to start working on.
Hang the coat hanger on a sturdy place. Attach one side of the hair section to the coat hanger. This will hold the hair section in place while you work on it.
Backcomb the section of hair you chose. To backcomb hair, run the comb from the tip of the hair towards the roots. Continue to backcomb the section until the section becomes thick. As you backcomb the hair section, knots and lumps may form in it. Smooth out any uneven areas, lumps and knots with the comb.
Twist the section of hair into a dread to check if it looks even. If it looks thick and even, you can stop backcombing it.
With the dread you are working on still attached to the coat hanger, twist the hair section tightly into a dread. Smooth out any uneven areas using your fingers. Cover the dread with the wet cloth.
Place the hot clothes iron on the wet cloth covering the dread. Move the iron in the opposite direction from the way the hair section has been twisted. Turn the dread over and repeat the same process on the other side.
Finish by snipping off the ends of the dread to even it out.
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Start dreadlocks in straight hair is to divide the hair into sections using rubber bands, then backcomb the hair in each section to form a dread. Although it is more difficult to start dreads in straight hair than in curly or kinky hair, it is possible to achieve tight and even-sized dreads with straight hair using the backcombing method.Full Answer >
To grow dreadlocks, wash and dry your hair, divide it into sections, apply wax to each strand, twist the strands in a clockwise direction, and then dry the dreadlocks. You need water, hair cleaner, hair bands, hair wax, a comb and an electric dryer to complete this task.Full Answer >
To get loose curls, comb the hair, dampen the bottom half with water, roll 2-inch sections halfway up to the head, tie them in place with cloth strips, leave the strips in overnight, and remove them in the morning. This overnight process requires cloth strips, a comb, water and hairspray.Full Answer >