There are many ways to achieve dreadlocks, also known as dreads or locs. You can achieve them by braiding, “twist and rip”, and backcombing and rolling. The “neglect” method results in tangles and it can take up to a year for them to actually look like dreads. Most people that use neglect method end up with dandruff. If you want even sized dread, it does require planning and maintenance.
How to maintain your dreadlocks?
– At first you should wash them every day, after a couple of months you can wash them every 2-3 days.
– Use a shampoo that doesn’t leave residue.
– You can use ACV to remove residue from your dreads or you can use warm beer. Although ACV is healthier.
– Squeeze water out and wrap them in a towel that doesn’t shed.
– Let them air dry or dry with a hair dryer.
– Apply wax, make sure the dreads are warm and dry when applying wax. So it can soak through.
There are different types of thickness for dreadlocks and all are equally beautiful. There are different accessories, like beads of different materials and head bands, or hair styles you can use to show off your beautiful dreads. It can get expensive, if you go to a professional.
They can charge anywhere from $65-$800 to start and $35/hr for maintenance. If you want micro dreads, however, you will need a certified professional. Dreads in general though are not high maintenance, and if you do them yourself they are really not expensive at all.