Thursday, November 18, 2010

How to Make Dreads On Straight Or Relaxed Hair-Dreadlocks On Straight Hair-Dread Styles

Having relaxed hair and wanting to know How To Start Dreads do not mean cutting you hair if you know how to lock straight hair. There are other races besides African American that get their hair dreaded.

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 Hair

Now 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!

What Shampoo Do I Use On Dreads On Straight Hair?

Knotty Boy Liquid Dread Shampoo 16 ozThe best shampoo to use on hair that isn't naturally kinky or with a tight spiral form should be one without a detangling residue.

A deep cleansing clear shampoo that is normally used to remove extra oils are the best shampoo to remove all traces of product and cause hair to lock even better.

There is a shampoo called Dread Head Shampoo that is free of all fragrances and other added chemicals that can prevent dreads from locking to their greatest potential.

You can use extra thirty towels to absorb water and use blow dryer to help hair dry faster. Dry hair naturally will taker forever!

How To Retwist New Growth On Straight Dreads

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You can backcomb and/or twist the hair then use crotchet needle in a fast downward in and out movement to lock hair and pull in stray hairs. You can also buy loose human hair or synthetic hair in 5 inch sections to thicken dreadlocks and aid to locking. This will take practice but will be worth the effort.

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Rolled Ends

The 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 Dreads

Palm 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!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Hair Care Tips For Curling Synthetic Braided Hair Styles

If you are wearing a synthetic braided hairstyle that was once beautifully wavy no worries you can re-curl this crazy hair.

Can My Hair Fiber Be Re-Curled?

It is best to test the hair by doing this simple test:

  1. dip fiber it into boiling water. It should straighten right out. 
  2. Now wrap the same strands of fiber onto a plastic roller or put into a single braid and 
  3. redip into boiling water. 
  4. Spray or dip into cold water and unbraid or un-curl fiber. Did you get a wave or curl pattern?

WARNING: Don't do this alone if you don't have to . (Working with boiling water is dangerous and should be treated with caution.)

What type of curl or wave you want...

There are different methods for re-curling your synthetic braiding hair that may be attractive to you. Braiding vs Perm Rods

Loose Wavy Style: If you have individual braids you can put 4 big braids into your hair to give it a wavy look after dipping it into the water.

Tight Curly Wave: Remember the more braids you put in your hair the smaller the waves and the more curly the hair looks. You can also use sponge  rods to get your desired size wave pattern.

Spiral Curls- Wavy and spiral curls can be achieved with sponge perm rods with the metal bendable core inside. They come in various sizes to give you multiple choices.

Now before you go running to get those fabulous curls in your hair, I want to reiterate that you are working with boiling water. Warm and hot water will not allow curls to last or look firm and you must have dry towels and cold wet towels to assist you.

 After carefully dipping your hair you must dip it in cold water to firm the curl or you can use a cold wet towel. Never touch the hair when dipping. Use tongs and drapes to protect your client and your hands. Lean if necessary to avoid the steam from burning any exposed skin on face or scalp. Curling synthetic  hair is a slow process but, worth it.

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