Growing dreadlocks has been a challenged for many people in Ghana even for people with long hairs. This is because most people have not had the necessary consultation with qualified hairstylist who have genuine interest in their hair. However, it is important to know is, you can grow your dreadlocks hun with your short hair.

Grow dreadlocks with short hair.
growing dreadlocks with short hair.

So, if you follow these steps you will be on your way to having amazing short dreads that are healthy and will continue to lock as it grows. All you need to do is stay on top of your hair. If you want it to look how you please and not untidy or messy there are a few steps you should follow.

7 Tips to help grow dreadlocks with short hair.

  1. Develop a hair regime. Dreads take maintenance and you should develop a regime to keep your hair clean and healthy. Consequently, a neglected hair will lead to a messy, unattractive dreads.
  2. ALWAYS twist in the same direction. As your hair grows you may find yourself topping up on twisting every now and again. Make sure you twist the same way as twisting the opposite direction will unravel hair.
  3. Its ok to brush your locks. Don’t comb through your hair but using your bristle brush will help to keep the hair clumped together. Do not forget that the aim is to grow dreadlocks.
  4. You will want to keep a good hair cream handy. Nourishing your hair can be essential in having dreads your happy with.
  5. Cover Your Hair At Night, by covering your hair at night with a Dread Sock your hair will stay soft and not be messed with while you sleep and roll around.
  6. Palm Rolling ~ Palm Rolling is when you roll the dread back and forth between your palms, applying a little downward pressure and working your way from the top to the bottom of the dread. This is essential. Do this after each wash and any time you think of it really. It is a great way to continue to shape and separate dreadlocks.
  7. Clockwise Rubbing ~ This technique is performed at the roots and it encourages new growth to lock up.