Starting dreads on kinky hair is easier in some perspectives but the dreadlocks on straight hair can be shampooed more often depending of the locking method used.
The same process to cause straight hair to lock is the same as locking relaxed hair. The difference is the lack of moisture to keep the relaxed hair from becoming damaged.
But no worries, the lock method used will not allow the hair to unravel while spraying moisturizer and leave in conditioners to keep the relaxed hair healthy.
Without using locking methods that include backcombing and crochet needles the hair can unravel. These are the only methods that I know of to lock straight, wavy hair or other wise hard to lock hair that will allow you to shampoo and moisturize hair when ever you want without unraveling.
How To Maintain Dreads On Straight HairNow that your have dreads on your straight hair doesn't mean the job is over. Oh no, these lovely dreads have to be babied and worshipped like Gomez worships Mortisha!
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You can use extra thirty towels to absorb water and use blow dryer to help hair dry faster. Dry hair naturally will taker forever!
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Rolled EndsThe tips have to be rolled around one tip at a time into the palm of your hand then palmrolled and rolled again. You can use a little bees wax or dread product.
This process is done until you are worn out and you can see the balled shape forming at the bottom, If the straight tips are a problem. Get a friend to help.
Palm Rolled DreadsPalm rolling your dreads and backcombing will assure that your dreads stay nice and neat. Rubbing your two palms up and down your dreads with a pea size of wax or so will help lay the stray hair down.
If there are many stray hairs you can twist the hair and use the crotchet needle to control these out of control hair on the ends.
You will be a pro in a short while, but practice makes perfect! Enjoy your dreads on straight or relaxed hair!