Benefits of using the tool for starting and maintaining locs:
When it comes to choosing interlocking over palm rolling or twisting it is simply a matter of preference, but here are some of the advantages of using the Tool to groom your locs:
- Don’t need beeswax or sticky solutions to hold the locs together
- Keeps locs in a uniform pattern, preventing unwanted joining of sections or webbing between parts
- Tightens new growth to scalp without tension or stress (when done correctly)
- Allows for an active lifestyle with low maintenance
- Ability to shampoo hair between grooming and still maintain a neat look (locs won’t unravel if you shampoo your hair)
- Flexible styling
- YOU NEVER HAVE TO TWIST YOUR LOCS AGAIN!
Retightening the locs is the process of using the Tool on the newly grown hair at the base of the loc (newgrowth) and manipulating the new growth in a cylinder formation, thus, locking the new hair and tightening the loc closer to the scalp.
Interlocking manipulations are done in a counterclockwise motion with the curl pattern of the hair, creating the cylinder formation of a loc. The analogy of the numbers on a clock-face is used to describe this technique. The times: 12 o’clock, 9 o’clock, 6 o’clock, and 3 o’clock are markers as INSERTION points of the Tool.
-Dreadlocker Management System “Tool”
-Fine toothed rat tail comb
-8-10 duckbill clips
-1-2 hair ties
-Spray bottle of water
-Light oil sheen finishing spray
-Freshly shampooed locs (towel dried, still damp)
-Massage oil into scalp and locs, especially new growth, lubrication is necessary to keep the loc pliable while tightening. This also helps for tender-headed clients and alleviating any pain they may experience. The spray bottle of water can provide extra lubrication as locs start to dry.