Whether you’re starting new dreads or helping new growth knot up, you will be shocked at how quickly and easily you can turn innocent straight hair into nappy dread-breeding-masses of knottyness.
Lock Peppa makes creating knots easy. Ever wish twisting and palmrolling didn’t take so long. Wouldn’t it be great if you could sprinkle some magic dust on your hair and it would just knot up easily when you started rubbing it? It would be like the dread product of all dread products right? Well it’s called Lock Peppa and it works like nobody’s business!
Forming new knots plays a large role in making and maintaining dreads. It doesn’t matter if you’re backcombing your brand new dreads, helping some stubborn new growth lock up or dreadballing the only 4 loose hairs on your fully mature dreads, being able to create knots in straight hair is crucial. The faster the better.
The Lock Peppa helps you make new knots almost immediately right where you need them.
How to use Lock Peppa for Maintenance.
1) Locate the loose hair you want to knot up. Fly away hair, loose hair at the roots or tips, it’s all fair game.
2) Apply the Peppa. You can shake it directly on the hair via the nifty sifter top or shake a bit on a piece of paper or in a empty jar lid and press your finger into it, then rub it into the hair.
3) Use Finger Rubbing, Palm Rolling, Clockwise Rubbing etc. To knot the hair.
Lock Peppa Maintenance TIPS
How to use Lock Peppa for Backcombing.
1) Just before you’re ready to begin backcombing shake a small amount of the lock peppa onto the hair right at the roots. Initially You only want to add Peppa to the first 2 inches or so of hair.
2) Backcomb as you normally would but now hair will be pushed forward faster and easier. You still want the hair to accumulate slowly, not allowing more than a couple of hairs to be pushed forward on each stroke.
TIPS for Backcombing with Lock Peppa
If you are backcombing for the first time it’s probably a good idea to start out by backcombing a few dreads without the Peppa. This will do two things. First it will give you a chance to backcomb on "low speed" so you can get your technique down before you throw it into overdrive. Second it will give you a greater appreciation for how much easier backcombing is with Lock Peppa.
Start out with less Peppa and as you get the hang of it you can experiment adding more peppa. The more you add the easier it is to make progress backcombing but there is definitely such a thing as too much peppa. When you have too much peppa in the hair it will want to all bunch up and slide forward with each stroke of the comb. This is not good and will lead to:
So remember.... Lots of fast strokes, each pushing forward just a couple hairs, which slowly add up to make a nice smooth dread. As you begin to get a feel for backcombing with the Peppa you’ll wonder how anyone got along without it.