What is back combing locs?
Backcombing involves sectioning the hair and using a comb (DreadHeadHQ sells an EXCELLENT dread comb) to tease the hair in each section up towards the roots (thus “back”-combing) creating an (often puffy, crazy-looking) cylinder of knotted hair. The process is repeated for each section.
What is the best method for dreads?
What Is The Best Way To Start Locs?
- Comb coils – This method is very popular on hair that is too short to braid or 2-strand twist.
- Two-strand twists – Most lock-wearers choose this route to start their locks.
- Braids – Braiding the hair in small to medium plaits is another way to start locs.
How often should you palm roll dreads?
Because of the way Palm Rolling and dread wax works, I recommend trying to palm roll of each of your dreads for 30 seconds each time you get wax or gel in them. Of course it is not always possible, but give them a roll as often as you can. For maintaining dreadlocks palm roll your dreads as often you can.
Which is the best way to backcomb dreads?
Backcombing is popular because it is one of the few methods that work in hair without texture. It involves using a comb to tease the hair in each section up towards the roots to create knotted hair. Find out how to backcomb dreads with us and what requirement you’ll need to meet.
Which is the best way to make dreadlocks?
Because backcombing is possibly the best way to make dreads, this is the reason why most salons choose it. The method gives you a lot of opportunities to help your dreads tighten faster and improve the way they look right from the start. With dreadlocks done by the backcombing method, they don’t need almost any maintenance.
What’s the difference between backcombed and seamless dreadlocks?
Popular names for this method: The areas of the dread that were backcombed are almost identical to the new growth which will lock as the hair continues to grow. This makes backcombing a “seamless” locking method. Newly backcombed dreads are not indestructible but they are much more durable than twists or strand twists.
Why do people use backcombing for their hair?
Backcombing has long been popular in Caucasian and Asian hair types because it’s one of the few methods that works in hair without texture. It’s gaining popularity in African hair textures as well because of it’s consistent results and durable knots.