How much yarn do I need for yarn locs?

Does yarn break hair?

Does yarn damage your hair? No, yarn doesn’t damage your hair if you keep vigilant about the build-up that will occur at the base of some braids or twists. I have had some breakage due to poor detangling sessions after removing the yarn.

Can you wash yarn locs?

All you have to wash is your hair, not the yarn. Plenty of people with yarn braids also choose to co-wash. Co-wash is washing the hair with conditioner only, not shampoo. With yarn braids in, you can still oil your scalp.

Can braids hair turn into dreads?

You can start dreadlocks with braids but they will generally look pretty crappy (lots of loose hair and fuzz) and it takes a really long time for them to start looking like dreads at all. … A rubber band at the end will keep the braid intact until you’re ready to remove it and backcomb the hair into a dread.

Can you use cotton yarn for braids?

Yarn braids are best installed using acrylic yarn as cotton yarn may absorb your natural oils and the oils you add to your hair. They also become more wooly over time and could cause problems when it is time to remove them. … Be careful not to make your braids too tight.

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