Do you know how to get dreadlocks using the latch hook locking technique?
I used to use this method to maintain my own dreads every 4-6 weeks. They were started by a professional, but believe me, if I knew then what I know now I'd have just done it myself!
Let's look at some frequently asked questions about how to get dreadlocks using the latch hook method, step by step instructions on how to start and tighten your dreads and extra tips for doing the technique.
What is the latch hook method?
This method involves using an actual latch hook tool to weave the hair into dreadlocked form. You can use it to start dreadlocks and maintain them as well.
Here's what a latch hook looks like. You can pick one up in a craft store or beauty supply that caters to dreadlocked customers.
Is the latch hook method hard to learn and use?
Using the latch hook is pretty simple and it's very effective for keeping your hair looking groomed. You'll become better and faster as you keep doing your hair.
What are the benefits of tightening locks this way?
Here are the step by step instructions on how to get dreadlocks with the latch hook technique.
Step 1: Wash and condition your hair.
Step 2: Starting from the back of your head, part off a section of hair the size you want your lock to be and pin the rest of the hair up and away.
Step 3: Back comb the section of hair until a knot forms on the end.
Step 4: Use the latch hook to pull up through the middle of the section of hair until the knot at the end stops it from going any further.
Step 5: Catch the knot in the latch hook and pull it through the middle of the section of hair.
Step 6: Move the latch hook 90 degrees counterclockwise and repeat step 5. Repeat this process until the section of hair is latched all the way down to the root.
Step 7: Repeat the steps all over your head till all locks are formed.
Here are step by step instructions on how to get dreadlocks tightened with a latch hook.
Step 1: Pile and secure your locks on top of your head or clip them up and away if they're short.
Step 2: Starting at the back of your head, take a single lock out of the bunch.
Step 3: Twist all the loose hairs in the lock around its base.
Step 4: Thread the latch hook through the base of the lock then hook the dread on the other side.
Step 5: Pull the length of the dread through the base of the lock.
Step 6: Move the latch hook 90 degrees counter clockwise and repeat step 5. Repeat this process until the new growth is completely tightened down to the root.
Step 7: Repeat the steps all over your head until all locks are fully tightened.
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