How to crochet dreads & Instant Locs
INSTANT LOCS & CROCHET METHOD
How to Crochet Dreadlocks and Create Instant Locs
We take you through this step by step process in the modules within this course
1. Do your homework and learn all the “book smarts” before you begin to have a better understanding of how this method works.
2. Learn the “Fast Method” using a crochet hook to make an Afro Hair Loc Extension first. Afro Hair is the easiest to learn with and if you damage hair on an extension instead of a client’s dreadlock, it’s less of an issue.
3. Learn the “Slow Method” with a crochet hook starting with Afro Hair. This alternative method that we teach gives you more precise control.
4. Now apply the skills you learned with Afro hair to the more stubborn Straight Hair. (backcombing and palm rolling skills are necessary for straight hair dreadlocks)
5. Finally you can apply these skills to a mannequin head, your own dreadlocks, or a friend or client who is patient and brave enough to trust you.
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Welcome to our course on How to do Instant Locs and How to Crochet Dreadlocks with a Crochet Hook. If you’re completely new to Crocheting Locs no worries! We take you from a complete beginner to crocheting dreadlocks like a professional in this course alone!
Instant Locs Crochet Method Definition:
Before you dive into the details of this course, it’s important to understand that the Instant Locs Method and the Dreadlock Crochet Method are the same thing. With that being said, there are many misunderstandings and miscommunications with salons who consider Crocheting Locs the same thing as Latch-hooking or Interlocking. The reason for this is because a Latch hook is also a crochet hook, just with a latch on the hook. However, the approach and the results are DRASTICALLY different and are certainly not the same thing.
So what is the Instant Locs Crochet Method? The variation of the method that we use and teach to you is done by using a very tiny crochet hook to control the formation of countless tiny knots. We diversify these knots which create a cylindrical form to create the dreadlock. This is a controlled method that emulates the natural formation of the dreadlock.
Benefit #1 – The biggest benefit of this approach is that you don’t have to wait months or years for your dreadlocks to mature, tighten, and fully lock up. This method achieves that in one session, hence the name “Instant Locs”, and we’ll be teaching you exactly how to crochet dreads for beginners to achieve the same results we do with this method.
In contrast to The Instant Locs Crochet Method, the Interlocking or Latch hooking method grabs so much hair that it creates more of a braid because it groups so much hair together. And also, the twisting method only twists the hair, but doesn’t form knots immediately, with the twisting method the knots form over the course of months or eventually locking up over the course of years.
Benefit #2 – Now that you have a greater understanding of how this method works, you should also understand that we teach you how to crochet dreads in all hair textures. No matter if you have the silkiest and straightest Asian hair or the Kinkiest and thickest African hair, this method works with it all. It’s amazing really. And as far as we are concerned, The Instant Locs Crochet Method is the ONLY method that is 100% universal for all hair textures.
Within our courses we will be Crocheting Locs in Afro hair first because it’s the easiest to learn with. Then we teach you how to crochet dreadlocks in straight hair and synthetic hair, which will be more of a challenge. As you can see, we progress your difficulty level by varying hair texture but this also gives you thorough experience in varying hair textures.
Benefit #3 – By learning how to crochet locs you will also be gaining a skill that applies to a wide range of dreadlock repair situations. We’ve used this method countless times to fix problems that were created with other methods, other salons, or the clients themselves. We have additional courses which go into detail about how to blunt dreadlock ends, fix loops, fix thin spots, combine dreadlocks, and you can also apply this method to many other situations. Not to mention attaching permanent and seamless dreadlocks as well.
We teach you exactly how to use a crochet hook for dreads to install, maintain, extend, or repair your dreadlocks!
Section 1 – Within the course curriculum you’ll find that we give you a whole introduction section for free explaining the details on a variety of topics that address what you’ll be experiencing when crocheting locs. Our introduction section is completely free, so you should take advantage of our free content!
Section 2 – The next section is all about Crocheting Locs with hands on content to teach you how to do Instant Locs for the very first time with Afro Hair. We always start with Afro hair since it is by far the easiest to work with and it’s perfect for beginners to learn now matter what hair type you’ll be working with. This section will teach you the “Fast Method” which is a term we use within our team to identify the faster results this method produces.
Section 3 – The following section is all about the “Slow Method” which is a much slower variation that we use, however it’s far more precise and controlled. We use this variation to finish our work. And this is also done with Afro hair.
Section 4 – The fourth section is all about working with Straight Hair and Synthetic Hair. We use the skills we give you for free in the Backcombing Course and Palm Rolling course to start the dreadlock with straight hair. Then we use the “Fast Method” and the “Slow Method” to crochet dreadlocks in straight hair. This is a bit more of a challenge for most people
Section 5 – Once you have the foundational skills of how to crochet dreadlocks in various hair textures we’ll give you some training on how to use The Instant Dreadlocks Crochet Method to do root maintenance. We show you how to do this on a mannequin to emulate serving a client, and we also show you how to do this with your own dreadlocks. By completing all course content leading up to this section you will now have the skills to provide root maintenance to yourself or others via the Instant Dreadlocks Crochet Method!
Section 6 – In the final section of this course we teach and discuss a variety of miscellaneous skills and topics that are important to understand. All of the items in the final section are built on the skills you learn in the first 5 sections of this course.
Learning How to Crochet Dreads with this course is beneficial to Individuals and Salons alike.
Individuals who are seeking to take matters into their own hands by doing their own DIY dreadlock work will benefit by learning these professional skills which will be relevant for as long as they have their dreadlocks. These skills are evergreen, meaning they will provide value for the rest of your life, and it’s also like riding a bike. Once your hands build the muscle memory to do the work, that muscle memory will stay with you for a lifetime. So you’ll always have the skills to use a crochet hook for dreads resulting in looking tight, clean, and professional! To gain a thorough understanding of the entire dreadlock making process, check out our guide on How To Make Dreadlocks which takes you through the entire step by step process from start to finish.
Stylists also benefit by taking our courses because there is VERY LITTLE training for dreadlocks in cosmetology school, and most salons only know to use the Twisting Method or Interlocking Method to create dreadlocks. These methods fall short in many situations, especially if you want to work with straight hair dreadlocks. By Crocheting Locs with a Crochet Hook you will have a whole new set of skills that work with any hair texture and fix almost any problem with dreadlocks. Our Loctician Classes allow you to possess professional and competent skills to crochet locs which will give you an advantage over most other salons doing dreadlocks. We are also building a Graduate and Verified Loctician Directory to connect our graduates to paying clients! We would love to include you on this list so we can refer clients seeking this method to you! We’re still building our directory, but all of our graduates are considered for this Directory.
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