Salon: Lady T’s Lovely Loc’s
Stylist: Tonisha Kenty
Make Up: Lori Miles
Dreadlocks are one of the most popular, natural black hairstyles today. However, not every lock looks the same. In fact, all it takes is a little manipulation and an eye for detail and you can createwhatever style you’d like.In this imageTonisha Kenty from Lady T’s Lovely Locs in Crestview, FL demonstrates how you can give dreadlocks a more soft and wavy appearance. Let’s take a moment to discuss how you can go about recreating this style.
What You’ll Need:
Residue Free Shampoo
Step 1: Shampoo your hair. Regular shampoos have a tendency to make your hair resistant to knotting and tangling. This is because many contain some form of conditioner. So to avoid dread rot, make sure you pay attention to the ingredients before shampooing.It’s best to wash your hair with a shampoo that is residue free.
Step 2: Section your hair off into individual sections. By diving your hair into smaller parts, you can determine what size and shape you want as well as where you would like the placement of each individual dread. Use your rubber bands in order to hold your sections in place until you’re prepared to dread.
Step 3: Twist the hair. Use your fingers to twist each section clockwise. It’s important to remember that the more you twist the hair, the tighter the dreads will become. Add wax as you twist.
Step 4: Dampen your hair. After your locks have formed, dampen your hair and then apply a small amount of gel to your dreads. This will help to ensure that your curl has enough hold and will help to keep your locs well-formed.
Step 5: Create a pony tail and roll your ends. Use a rubber band to put your hair in a ponytail. Then wrap your locks around your roller. The closer your rollers get to your scalp, the more tight your curls will be. So that loose, wavy look, make sure that your rollers remain loose. Also, the bigger your rollers, the looser the curl.
Step 6: Allow your hair to dry. Give your hair time to dry by sitting underneath a hooded dryer. You may also choose to allow the hair to air dry, though this does take more time and patience.
Step 7: Undo rollers and manipulate hair. Once dry, take down your rollers and position your locks in the way that your prefer most.
Whether you are someone who is on a tight budget or are simply interested in changing things up a bit, the wavy deadlock look can add a new depth and dimension to your natural style collection. It’s easy to do and doesn’t take up too much of your time. If you enjoyed this look and are interested in knowing more about what you can have done with your locs, then you should contact professionals who work in Crestview, FL hair salons. You can get information about this style and more if you call Tonisha Kenty from Lady T’s Lovely Locs at (850) 543-8932.