How to Dye Your Dreadlocks

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Trust me, there IS a science to it!

Things You'll Need

  • You will need dreadlocks that are at least 6 months old and have started to seriously lock (i.e. they don't come all the way loose when you wash them).Need at least 2 boxes of the dye of your choice
  • Get all of your ingredients out and ready. Follow the box instructions on this but if using multiple boxes of dye, get every bottle of dye ready for use.

  • Start at the top of the head and work forward, then backward, concentrating on making sure to drench the whole dreadlock in dye.

  • Follow timing and rinsing instructions on dye box.

  • DO NOT Condition your dreadlocks as the dye instructions direct. You can now twist your dreadlocks as usual because the gel used to twist dreadlocks acts as a conditioner for your hair and overconditioning will soften dreadlocks.

Tips & Warnings

  • Starting at the front of your dreadlocks will end up leaving your hair brighter or darker (depending upon color) than the back of your hair. Avoid this!
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