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Twist and Rip Dreadlocks (Video Guide)

Twist and  rip has many advantages and is easy to do, but you should practice a little before you use it.


To do this:

Step 1

Subdivision: You divide hair, either with or without rubber bands. Rubber bands makes it easier to keep track of how far you’ve come and that the divisions are equal.

I recommend a more random subdivision between 1 – 3 cm, but you can also make quite similar divisions if you like.

If you choose to use rubber bands, you spray the hair with accelerator spray or your own mix of Tightening Gel and water, when subdivisions are finished. (If you do not use rubber bands, it’s a good idea to spray it before you start with subdivisions . This makes the job much easier and your new dreadlocks will tighten up immediately.


Let it dry, a hairdryer works wonders.


Step 2


Then you start to twist and rip: First you wind the hair around half a turn by the roots, hold it tight and then you separate the ends randomly and pull them apart. (No need to force the hair) Repeat twist and separation, which is also shown in the video.

If you ‘d like your tips perfectly round, you can use the method as shown here.

When you are finished with all the dreads, it’s important to continue with palm rolling regularly, so that the hair can dread up and remain round and beautiful.