How to twist short hair for dreads?

POSTED ON July 21, 2021 BY Admin

Dreadlocks are hairstyles that can help you express your personality. It has a unique and new hip-hop style. If you have short hair you should try this interesting hairstyle. You can also make your own dreadlocks at home with a few friends. The easiest method for you is to twist your hair. How to twist short hair for dreads? Wholesale Hair Vendors will share with you the best practices in the article below!

How to twist short hair for dreads?

There are two easy ways to twist short hair for dreads:

  • Twist short hair for dreads with a mouse tail comb
  • Twist short hair for dreads with fingers

The technique of creating dreads by twisting your hair is not difficult, you can do it yourself at home. Get one or two of your friends to join you for a faster twist. With short hair, creating dreads by twisting will be the best method.

You can twist short hair at home
You can twist short hair at home

Tool:

  • Mouse tail comb
  • Elastic band or hair clip
  • Conditioner (choose the right one for your hair)
  • Shampoos or substances that can clean your hair

Clean your hair

The first thing when creating a new hairstyle is to clean your hair. Cleaning the hair will also help the hair twisting process to take place more smoothly. Wash your hair with a shampoo suitable for your hair type.

If you use dreadlocks shampoos, it will be easier to twist your hair. You can use baking soda, apple cider vinegar, or lemon mixed with water instead of shampoo. They will wash away dirt and help strengthen your hair enough to begin with.

Twist short hair for dreads with a mouse tail comb

The tail comb is a familiar tool for many barbers. Here, it will help you twist your hair to create dreads.

  • Step 1: Use a comb to divide your hair into small 1-inch cells. Splitting into 1 x 1 squares is best. You will have even and beautiful dreads if you part your hair evenly. You should divide from the bottom of the neck to the top, it will be easier for you. Continue to do all the hair on the head.
Use a comb to divide your hair into small 1-inch cells
Use a comb to divide your hair into small 1-inch cells

Use hair bands or clips to secure the ends of your hair. The fixation helps to prevent the hair from tangling and you will work faster. However, I recommend hairpins. Elastic bands will be difficult to fix short curls.

  • Step 2: Apply moisturizer. Make sure you massage the moisturizer into all the curls. It will help the curls in place and quickly curl. You should note that you should apply the cream evenly before moving on to a new section of hair.
  • Step 3: Insert the comb and curls and twist. This is the most important step and requires ingenuity. You thread the gap between the two teeth of the one-tail comb into the hairline of the divided part. Then pull the comb while twisting until the end of the hair length. 
Pull the comb while twisting until the end of the hair length
Pull the comb while twisting until the end of the hair length

Remember to only twist your hair in one direction. Counterclockwise or counterclockwise, you can only choose one. You must make sure that during the whole process, the hair is always in the comb slot.

After the twist is complete, the twisted hair will form a small twist. You should apply enough loc cream so that the hair does not appear stretch marks.

A little tip for you. You should twist your hair from the nape of the neck to the top of the head. It ensures you don’t miss any hair and makes it easier for the following curls.

  • Step 4: Arrange the sections of hair neatly and continue. You should do a horizontal twist from the bottom up. After one row is finished, continue with the next row. Creating dreads in turn horizontally will help you not miss any hair.
  • Step 5: Dry the dreads. Dread drying will help you keep your hair frizz and curls. You can use a hair dryer to dry.

A better choice is a dryer with a hood. It will provide a more stable temperature for the dreads. The efficiency of this type of machine is also higher when the temperature is evenly distributed.

It is recommended to leave your dreads alone for 4 hours or more before touching it. This period will help prevent dreads from becoming tangled and more fixed.

Twist short hair for dreads with fingers

If you don’t have a mouse tail comb, fingering will be another method for you. This method will be easier to do than using a comb. However, whether the dreads are perfect or not depends on the ability of your hands.

  • Step 1: Divide your hair into equal 1 x 1 inch squares. It’s best if you’re dividing evenly across rows. Part the hair evenly from bottom to top to the whole. Use hair clips to secure the parted hair.
  • Step 2: Apply lotion. Apply the cream evenly for tangle-free dreads.

In fact, in this way you don’t need to apply loc cream once for all. You can rub the moisturizer evenly and then twist it. Once the twist is complete, move on to the next curl.

  • Step 3: Use your fingers to twist the hair sections. You can apply the cream to all parts of your hair and then proceed to twist or apply the cream and then twist it.
Use your fingers to twist the hair sections
Use your fingers to twist the hair sections

Use your index finger and thumb to grab the hairline. Slowly twist the hair in a fixed direction. Twist clockwise or counterclockwise. Remember you can only twist in one direction. Twist until the end of the hair ends. Use clips or elastic to secure the twisted hair.

  • Step 4: Make the hair twist in a horizontal row with the other hair sections. Out of stock, move on to the next one. Repeat until the end of the hair.
  • Step 5: Dry the dreads. Dread drying will help you keep your hair frizz and curls. You can use a hair dryer to dry.

A better choice is a dryer with a hood. It will provide a more stable temperature for the dreads. The efficiency of this type of machine is also higher when the temperature is evenly distributed.

It is recommended to leave your dreads alone for 4 hours or more before touching it. This period will help prevent dreads from becoming tangled and more fixed.

So with two simple ways to twist your hair you have beautiful short dreads.

Advantages of the short hair twist method to create dreads

  • Curling your hair is the most money-saving method. You only need simple tools, you can even do it with your fingers.
  • Twisting hair is easy to do, you can do it at home. Ask a few friends over to speed up the twisting process.
  • In fact, short hair is quite difficult to create dreads. Hair twists are the best dread method for short hair.
  • Faster than other methods, saves time.
  • The hair is divided evenly, so dreads are more beautiful.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How should hair be washed to keep dreads?

You should use shampoos specifically for dreads. Do not wash your hair with silky conditioners. It will straighten all your dreads. If possible, you should avoid washing your hair with water a lot. Spray-on dry shampoos would be a good choice.

2. How should dreads be ruffled?

You can go to the salon or barber to have them restore the dreads. You can also restore it yourself at home with this twisting method. Continue rubbing the loc cream into the old dreads and twist the loose strands in.

3. Do dreads last for a long time?

Dread is a form of twisting a lot of your hair together so it lasts a long time. It just ruffled up after a long time. You simply need to fix it. And if the dreads are completely unfolded, it will take a long time.

Final Words

Dreads is a hairstyle that suits many people. It can show personality as well as fashion style. You can dread short hair at home with these simple tools.

How to twist short hair for dreads? We have shared with you the best methods. Hopefully, you will succeed with perfect dreads!

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