Author: htdreads

My name is Penny Thomas, I love blogging, and the founder of HTW dreads. I had dreadlocks for the past tens years. However, I cut my hair off to grow them with natural oils and no wax. Apart from my hair, I love reading and swimming.

natural hair is popular these days, and some of the best-looking styles have to be sisterlocks

Natural hair is popular these days, and some of the best-looking styles have to be Sisterlocks. Here you will see black women rocking this hairstyle, everything from long, medium, or short. So you can have an idea of how to style your Sisterlocks when you get them installed. Sisterlocks are very thin style dreads, they are easy to maintain and style compared to traditional dreadlocks. While you can not install them at home, once you have finished the retighten course from the Sisterlocks site you can do them yourselves. There are many benefits of having this type of style, they…

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micro locs

Micro-Locs are a great way to start your natural hair journey and are low maintenance, versatile and inexpensive. In this blog post, you’ll learn what micro-locs are, how they’re made, and get tips on how to care for them. While I may not have micro locs, I have done some extensive research on the topic and I have helped a few friends install theirs. There are a few ways to install your starter locs, the two-strand twist, braids, and coils. Depending on your hair type each has their pros and cons. Employing 2-strand twists to start your micro-locs journey is…

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why is my sisterlocks so dry? answered

Dry Sisterlocks are more common than you think — because no matter what the locs look like if your hair was dry before the installation, it will continue that way. With dry Sisterlocks, it can be brittle and more prone to breakage, so your hair needs a little more attention. However, most people confuse dandruff with a dry scalp. Dandruff is caused by an overabundance of dead skin cells on the head which create flaky patches that can easily be scratched off or blown away. Dry Scalp doesn’t have flakes because there’s nothing to shed. There are many causes of…

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how to keep faux locs from sticking together?

Faux locs are the perfect way to experiment with different hairstyles and textures. Plus, they offer a convenient option for people who want dreadlocks but don’t know how or don’t have time to grow them themselves. Faux locs sticking together is a common problem that appears after burning the ends. When I first install faux locs a few years ago before my dreadlocks, after looking at installation videos on YouTube a popular option for sealing the ends was burning. However, there are many alternatives to this such as rubber bands, the rolling method, or simply cutting off the burnt ends.…

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how do you maintain a faux locs goddess?

Faux locs Goddess is a trendy style that millions of people have worn, including celebrities. This chic yet bohemian hairstyle is a temporary solution for those who are not ready to commit to dreadlocks. This low-maintenance style still requires special care to look and function at its best. Despite the similarities, faux locs and traditional dreadlocks are not the same. Unlike dreadlocks, which last a lifetime, Goddess locs last for 6-8 weeks before they need to be re-twisted or styled around the roots. Here are some tips for caring for faux-Goddess locs from the day they’re installed to the day…

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the pros and cons of dreadlocks

Are you thinking of installing traditional or microlocs in your hair? Let’s face it, there are many reasons people have dreadlocks. Some may want to increase their spiritual connection, the style, the natural process, minimize combing, etc. No matter the cause, dreadlocks are an amazing journey to experience. Therefore, here are the pros and cons to both traditional and microlocs. The Pros Of Dreadlocks With traditional locs, there are a variety of styles to choose from. You can go from small-medium-large to extra-large, and pretty much decide what size you want to go with based on the results that you…

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justin has debuted his new dreads on instagram for the world to see, and many people are criticizing his hair.

Justin has debuted his new dreads on Instagram for the world to see, and many people are criticizing his hair. If you inspect his dreadlocks, he used the rip and twist method. Many people consider white people who wore dreads as cultural appropriation and celebrities are scrutinized the most. His dreads look beautiful with his sense of style and a bit different from 2016. When the singer first appeared with dreads, his methods were back-combed. It’s a time-consuming process that allows you to tease your dreads and create knots. At first glance, they appear fizzy, but after proper care and…

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where can you get clip-on dreadlocks?

If you want to try dreadlocks but don’t want the commitment of the style, then a clip-on dreadlock is the best choice. Compared to the regular dreadlock extensions, you don’t have to go through the lengthy task of crocheting them. These dreadlocks are great for people who are looking for an easy take on dreads. There are many places you can purchase clip-ons like Amazon, eBay, and Etsy. You can also make them at home. This post will answer all your questions on clip-on dreadlocks extension and help you get started on this simple style. When installing clip-on, you’ll want…

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how to reattach dreads?

Reattaching dreadlocks are getting more popular these days, one of my closes friend cut off her dreads because she wanted a change. However, after wearing braids for a month, she missed her dreads and reattach them. When she was finished, it looks so amazing and if you meet her, you wouldn’t notice any difference. Dreadlocks that you have cut off can be easily reattached, the process is long but, if you don’t want to go through the locking phase again, it’s the next best thing. You can also donate your dreadlocks to a friend who doesn’t want to go through…

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bantu knots are coil buns pinned together in multiple sections. it is a traditional african style and can last up to two weeks.

Bantu Knots are coil buns pinned together in multiple sections. It is a traditional African style and can last up to two weeks. Because the roots of your hair are wrapped and covered, you can increase the gap between re-twists and achieve barrel curls after removing the knots. To do so, carefully remove any pins or hair bands and release the twist. Bantu knots are an excellent protective style for dreadlocks. It is versatile, long-lasting, and is a staple in black culture. This hairstyle has been used in runways, red carpets and celebrities have sampled this style. With dreadlocks, there…

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