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Guide to Interlocking Dreads

Interlocking is a method of maintaining and shaping dreadlocks that involves using a crochet hook or latch hook to tighten the roots and prevent unraveling. Here is a complete guide to interlocking your dreadlocks:

  1. Prepare your hair: Wash and condition your hair, then let it air-dry or use a hair dryer on a low heat setting. Moisturize your hair with a leave-in conditioner or oil.

  2. Gather your tools: You will need a crochet hook or latch hook, a mirror, and a twisting product, such as a twisting gel, wax, or butter.

  3. Divide your hair: Divide your hair into sections, using clips or rubber bands, to make it easier to work with.

  4. Apply a twisting product: Apply a twisting product to each section of hair, working it in from the roots to the tips.

  5. Start interlocking: Use the crochet hook or latch hook to pull small strands of hair from the root of the lock and insert them into the body of the lock, working your way down to the tips. Be sure to work in small sections and avoid pulling too tightly, which can cause damage to the hair.

  6. Repeat the process: Repeat the interlocking process for each section of hair, working your way around the head until all the locks have been tightened.

  7. Allow the hair to dry: After interlocking your dreadlocks, allow your hair to air-dry or use a hair dryer on a low heat setting. Be sure to avoid touching or manipulating the hair while it is still wet, as this can cause unraveling.

It is important to be gentle when interlocking your dreadlocks, as pulling or tugging on the hair can cause damage. Interlocking should be done every 4-8 weeks, depending on your hair type and care routine, and can help to maintain the shape and prevent unraveling of your dreadlocks.