How do you soften yarn locs?

How do you soften crochet dreads?

USE HOT WATER IF YOUR FAUX LOCS ARE TOO STIFF: Sometimes when you immediately finish faux locs, they’re a bit stiff. To immediately soften your style, do a rinse (scalp and all) with hot water.

Are faux locs supposed to be stiff?

Noticed I did not say tightness of the scalp. If your yarn wraps are too tight, you definitely need to remove them IMMEDIATELY to prevent extreme pulling and premature hair loss especially around the edges. Stiff faux locs is completely NORMAL!

Why do my locs feel rough?

Your locked natural hair becomes too dry when you use certain products or don’t properly care for your locs. It will feel brittle to the touch and will be susceptible to breakage. You might also have a naturally dry hair texture and need to give your dreadlocks extra attention.

What can I use to moisturize my locs?

Keep your locs healthy and happy with natural oils.

Use natural oils to keep your locs and scalp moisturized and healthy. Oils like coconut and olive will protect your locs from getting too dry, and diluted tea tree oil will help clean hair with its antifungal properties.

How long can you leave yarn locs in?

Yarn braids can be kept in the hair for 5 to 8 weeks. If your hair and scalp starts to feel dirty, you can wash your hair to remove build-up. The braids become very heavy when wet, so lay your braids in the bathroom sink to wash them and wring them out thoroughly when you’re done.

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What is yarn twist?

Twist is simply the spiral arrangement of fibers around the axis of the yarn. Through twisting, the fibers are bound together and create a stronger yarn. The number of twists involved is normally referred to as turns per inch or turns per meter.