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What are the different types of dread locks?

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The various forms of dreadlocks include traditional, free-form, and sisterlocks. The traditional, manicured salon style of dreadlocks uses a bonding agent to fuse the strands of hair together and form bonded dreadlocks. Free-form dreadlocks involve nature and time; this style is achieved by not combing and brushing the hair, and then soon after, the hair begins to bond. Sisterlocks are micro-version of traditional dreadlocks, that is pliable, like loose hair.

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What are the different types of dread locks?
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It is often thought that to achieve a dreadlock style, one must stop grooming their hair completely; this is not true. Dreadlocks are only suggested to be washed less frequently when the hair is going through, what is called, the bonding stage. This is when the hair, with the help of a bonding agent, is fusing with the other hair follicles.

Keeping dreads fresh and free of dirt and debris not only looks good, but is healthy for the hair. The various methods of dreading hair involve using a natural bonding agent, like beeswax or coconut oil, to fuse the hair together over time. Other methods, like free-form, do not require as much product, as the wearer stops combing and brushing their hair, until it begins to form organic masses of hair.

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    How do you start Sisterlocks?

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    Sisterlocks are started by creating a precise parting grid all over the scalp, and using a locking tool to move the natural hair into a locked formation. Unlike other forms of hair locking, this does not require the use of hair gels or pomades. On the average head, Sisterlocks creates about 400 locks.

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    What do Sisterlocks look like?

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    Sisterlocks look like thin dreadlocks. Sometimes they can also look like small individual braids. Women who are locking their hair often get Sisterlocks to transition their hair into a dreadlock style.

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    What are some tips for maintaining Sisterlocks?

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    Tips for the maintenance of Sisterlocks include shampooing them gently, separating them after shampooing and getting them retightened regularly by a professional. After six months of these retightening sessions, the wearer has the option of learning how to retighten her Sisterlocks herself.

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    What are Sisterlocks hairstyles?

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    Sisterlocks hairstyles are a modern version of the traditional locks worn by Rastafarians. Ebony Magazine states that unlike traditional locks created by rolling or matting a medium to large amount of hair with a balm or wax, sisterlocks use much smaller sections of hair and require a special tool.

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