Having a perfect dreadlocks hairstyle does not happen overnight. You need to spend effort in grooming and styling them. However, there is a technique that you can do to decrease the amount of time needed to form your dreadlocks. This technique also works great to tighten and round a flat existing dread, resulting in a neat tidy style. The technique is called palm rolling. It can best be done if your hair is 3 inches or longer. Kinky or coarsely curled hair can also be palm rolled easily but basically, all types of hair can be palm rolled.
The palm rolling is easy to learn and can be done trouble-free. To do this, you just have to follow the following steps.
- Wash your hair properly to eliminate dirt. Use mild types of shampoo and conditioner to prevent damaging your hair.
- While your hair is still damp, apply a lock twisting butter on the base of the locks.
- Using your palm, roll the lock smoothly back and forth beginning from the base.
- Afterwards, you can secure the lock using metal clips. Make sure that there are no loose hair strands and that you are satisfied with the appearance of the lock.
- After the lock has been tightened and has appeared rounder, you can proceed to the next lock and perform palm rolls again.
- When all the locks are palm rolled, you can expose them for air drying.
In case you have dreadlocks that need to be maintained and tighten quickly, just roll your dread back and forward between your palm.
It is a big misconception when people say that dreadlocks are dirty and messy. In fact, dreadlocks will not appear as they are if the hair is not damp and washed clean. This means that before doing the locks, the hair has been washed. When you look closely on how dreadlocks are done and how wonderfully they are made; you will surely appreciate its beauty and artistry.