Tuesday, January 31, 2012

How To Repair Broken Dreadlocks In 3 Easy Steps


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Broken dreadlocks can be embarrassing and scary. Learning how to repair damaged dreadlocks are not as hard at you may think.

Please relax, broken damaged dreadlocks happens to the best of us. The important thing is your about to learn how to easily fix your broken dreadlocks in minutes. 

5 Reasons Dreadlocks Become Damaged And Break
  1. Too thin
  2. Too much stress
  3. Not properly rinsed/shampooed.
  4. Dry and brittle
  5. No protection from extensive weather.
You want to avoid your dreadlocks from becoming dry and brittle by spraying moisturizers and using moisturizing treatments to your hair and scalp. Dry hair Breaks!

Protect hair when sleeping by placing tying or covering the locs up when sleeping. Satin is the preferred fabric. You can put a soft t shirt over your head , then flip it over your dreadlocks for protection.
 A satin pillow case is great to use also.

Hidden Zipper Satin Pillowcase, Standard
This will prevent your dreads from being stressed from pulling, rubbing and accumulating lint. The more you protect and moisturize your dreadlocks the less mishaps you will have.

If you have thin dreadlocks and some have joined together to form thicker ones forming a forked dread, you may have to cut one of the joined dreads to replace a lost dread lock. But if you still have the dread that broke you will reconnect that one!

Repair Broken Dreadlocks In 3 Easy Steps

  1. Match the hair with weaving thread Place the two dreadlocks together so that an inch is side by side.
  2. Sew the dreadlocks together as if your life depended on it. Use stitch that involves the needle going between formed circle of thread with each stitch. 5 times should be sufficient. Cut Thread close to dreadlock.
  3. Palm roll the dreadlocks with product to lay stray hair over matching thread.
You can also use the crocheting method to firmly reattach your dreadlocks together. The process is very easy but takes practice. All you will have to do is have both pieces together and roll together with your fingers and use crochet needle to pull broken pieces together.

How To Repair Broken Dreadlocks With The Crochet Method

Learning how to repair your dreadlocks can save you a bundle over time and earn you some money helping others. However taking care of your hair will reduce the chances of your dreadlock breaking in the first place.