Types & Styles of Temporary Synthetic Dreadlocks

— TYPES — There are different types of synthetic dreadlocks that can be made; backcombed/twisted/sealed (a.k.a. “Twisted”), backcombed/palm rolled/sealed (a.k.a. “Natural”), backcombed/crocheted/lightly sealed (a.k.a. “Crocheted), and backcombed/palm rolled/lightly sealed (a.k.a “Puffy Natural”). We will be focusing only on the three … Continue reading

Shampoos & Soaps

If you are going to have dreadlocks you should be prepared to invest in (or make) a shampoo that is made specifically for dreadlocks. What is used to wash the dreadlocks is perhaps simultaneously one of the most important yet most neglected … Continue reading

Locking Gels & Sprays

Locking gels and sprays usually are intended to help accelerate the locking process and/or help to tame frizz and create a cleaner appearance. However, these potential aids have just as many pitfalls as shampoo and must be approached with much … Continue reading

Locking Powders

Powders usually contain ingredients that do one major thing: dry the hair of any oil or moisture to aid and expedite the placement or maintenance of dreadlocks. Powders may be especially helpful for novices who don’t have much experience with … Continue reading