Starting dreads, but just not sure what you'll need?

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Here you will find all kinds of step by step tutorials on how to get dreads including creating, maintaining and even styling them. Whether you've just decided you want to try them, or have had your locks for a while, we've got something for you.

How to Make Dreadlocks

Thousands around the world in our Before & After Dreadlock Gallery can attest to how quickly and easily they were able to form gorgeous dreadlocks using Knotty Boy products together with our Loctician-Approved-Since-1998-For-All-Hair-Types Dreadlocking Method.

How to Maintain Dreadlocks

There's a lot of information on dreadlock care available - some of it helpful, some of it not so much, some of it contradictory - including shampooing techniques.  However, the most important thing to remember is your own common sense in keeping them as clean as possible.

How To Wash Dreadlocks

One to two weeks after starting your locks, begin carefully washing them once a week or so, depending on need.

How to Remove Dreadlocks Without Cutting

How long removal will take depends on a number of factors: how tight the knots are, how many helpers you have, etc

How to Curl Dreadlocks

The smaller the curler you choose, the tighter your curl will be. Avoid velcro rollers, which will catch and pull at your dreads. In fact, stay away from anything that isn't pretty smooth.

Root Maintenance

We realize there is a lot of info out there and a million different techniques for helping roots dread faster: this is our best advice based on years of creating and maintaining dreadlocks professionally!

Tips for Tips

Loose ends work for some, but so annoying when all you want is round, blunted tips! The bad news is, ends dread on their own schedule, often times staying frustratingly loose while the rest of your hair locks up in record time. The good news is, there are a few super easy things you can do to get that loose end-hair to knot up nice and tight.

Simple Knotted Up-Do

Basic knots are the building blocks to every great up-do dread style you'll ever put your locks in. You already have the skills you need, get a little practice and get creative!

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