- Palm roll method
-Part a section of hair, place the length between your palms and roll the hair between your hands. It will form a cylindrical shape.
- Twist method
-Part a section of hair, then divide that section into two parts. Twist them around each other until you reach the ends.
- Free-form locks
-Shampoo condition and apply your oils, but do not comb. Shampoo however often you wish, but do not remove the shed hairs. After a while the shed hairs will form masses that you will not be able to untangle.
If you hair texture is tightly curled enough, you shouldn’t need any products to help it lock. If you must use something, choose a light gel or wax.
During the first six months, you may find your locks hard to control; they may fly everywhere. Eventually they will begin to “drop” and you’ll have more versatility. Locks can be plaited then loosened for a crinkled effect; you can even set them on rollers. Stylist recommend that you avoid shampooing for the first 3 to 4 weeks since water will loosen the locks. You can however cleanse your scalp with cotton pads soaked in witch hazel or a mild astringent, and apply oil as necessary.
Pay Attention To
-The size you make your locks. If they’re too small, they will thin out and break off!
Heavy shampoos and conditioners and styling products. Locks are 3-dimensional: they have length, width, and depth. Using heavy products are it difficult to rinse throughly from locks.