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How To Maintain Dreadlocks

How To Maintain Dreadlocks

Dreadlocks may be an intricate hairstyle, but it can be maintained very easily. This video is about how to maintain those locks.

Hi, and welcome to the Braiding Lounge Academy. My name's Lauralyn and we're going to be demonstrating some techniques on different hairstyles today on Afro hair and European hair. Okay, now I'm going to show you how to maintain a lock.

I've got a lock here that I've just done that I'm just going to show you how to maintain. Usually, what we do to form the locks is use some kind of locking gel and I'll say locking gel, I want to show you exactly what this is. So, that's what I'm going to use.

Palm rolling technique, we're just going to take a lock, put it in the palm of your hands and start to roll the hair. Down the palm of your hands, put quite a bit of pressure on there. You don't need to be pulling from the root but it's important you put pressure between your hands.

I'm not pulling it from the root but I am pushing it in between my hands. And what you'll find is eventually, the locks will form lovely silky rolls. I don't know if you can get a close-up on that.

You can see that rubbing made it look neat and tidy, it's got more roll in it. This is now the perfect hair for a lock. So, this is how we form the lock using a locking gel, a slight bit of locking gel in your hand, nothing to overload the lock, and to palm roll it with pressure in between your hands.

You don't want to pull the hair away from the root because that will cause discomfort for the client but you do want to put pressure in between you hands as you're rolling it. Okay, that's how you maintain the actual lock itself.