twist and rip method dreading
twist and rip method dreading guidetwist and rip is often misunderstood. when compared to backcombing twist and rip has many advantages.
1: twist and rip dreads hold together better then backcombed dreads
2: they dont look like clown dreads sticking straight up
3: they are generaly less dammaging
4: they look more like neat tidy dreads earlier
5: once you get the technique mastered they are easier and faster
they have just 2 drawbacks
1: they are harder to figure out the 1st time you try
2: they are slightly easier to do on thinner dreadlocks
how its done:
sectioning- generaly i recomend a more random sectioning between 1/4 inch to an inch in thickness (just carefull that hairs from 1 section dont cross hairs from another at the roots) you can do a more even sectioning if you wish. its up to you if u want to use rubber bands or not but if you do be sure you remove every single 1 by the next day
twist and rip- twist the section tightly then seperate the ends randomly in 1/2 pull the 2 parts away from eachother forcing knots towards the roots (does not need to be too forcefull or u can do dammage) keep retwisting and repeatting the seperating and pulling as seen in this video
this vids better, but is not in english, however its easier to see how its done
after you finish a dread you can palm roll a little if you want, it doesnt do much however and is not necessary.
twist and rip dreads after only 1 month
this is 1 of our members, when she arrived she was dead set on getting a dread perm, it took alot of convincing her that a dread perm was a bad idea, but she eventualy decided to try twist and rip instead. i think the results speak for themselves!!! she used real small sections to make thin dreadlocks, and i think the result was simply beautiful!