Re-Twisting Dreadlocks (First Time)
I didn't think I had it in me. Although it was a lot of handwork, I very much enjoyed the process of getting to the final look. Here are somethings I did and some products I used to help with Re-Twisting my client's dreadlocks.
What did I use?
This product is very good for lock maintenance. I chose to use the resistant formula because my client have strands of stubborn grey hair. This resistant gel product is made to tame down gray hair and provide that extra hold.
I also love the smell of the Jamaican Mango & Lime Resistant Gel. It has a smooth consistency, not sticky at all and has no build up. So, I recommend this product for starting or re-twisting dreadlocks.
After the hair is completely dried, I lightly placed EDEN BodyWorks Peppermint Tea Tree All Natural Hair Oil on the scalp. Because she have dry scalp, Tea Tree Oil will be the perfect oil to help with the dryness and provide moisture and shine.
I also went in with my favorite product: Paul Mitchell Foaming Pomade. I specifically used this product to smooth down her hairline or edges. This pomade smooths down and controls unruly wavy or curly hair.
what method did i use?
I began to twist starting at the root in order to blend the new hair growth with the dread lock. Then, I palm rolled to tighten and compress the dread lock.
Before you start each dread, make sure you have clean sections and come out the base/ new growth hair in order to have a nice twist consistency.
So, those were a couple of products and methods I use while re-twisting my client's dreadlocks. Remember, use products that are suitable for your client's hair. The products I used may not work for others. Therefore, it is important to do a thorough consultation and scalp analysis with all clients.