Tightening with Klixer®

After knotting and rolling, the lock looks quite similar to a dreadlock. However, with normal straight or wavy hair, this dreadlock will come undone by itself in the first wash. In order to avoid this and make the hairs lock, they must be woven togehter. The harpoon shape of the Klixer® needle takes care of this quickly and efficiently. Just follow these steps:

  • Fijado de una rasta con KlixerWrap any loose hairs around the lock. Use your thumb, index and middle fingers to hold one side of a rolled lock and apply the tip of the Klixer to the other side, in short bursts, whilst turning the lock with your fingers.
  • Apply circular wrist movements to the device so that the Klixer tip can weave the whole thickness of the lock. Repeat the process along the length of the lock.

Bear in mind that tightening is very quick and there is a risk of “tangling” the hair too much in certain places if the device is not constantly moved along the length of the lock. It is better to leave a loose area that can be tightened later than have a knot that does not look good and is hard work to undo.

Warning: Do not use Klixer® less than 2 centimetres from the root as this causes discomfort from tugging and there is a risk of pricking the scalp.

Depending on the amount, type and length of hair, this process could take between 4 and 8 minutes for each lock. The number of dreadlocks on a head commonly varies between 35 and 60.

Before startingSectioning hairPrepairing hairPalm rollingTightening with KlixerAdding extensionsFinishing and dreadlock care |