When people decide to lock their hair, some choose starting locs with a 

comb twist.  It makes that loc “journey” longer and often requires doing the twists much smaller to make the head look fuller but you get the same result.

Starting locs with a comb twist is not without its dangers. If you start your journey this way, it is best to

have at least 4 inches of hair.  This is for afro-textured hair.  Comb twists on straighter textures can look like curls on a baby.  Straight hair is best started at six inches using other methods.

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If you are that person who has no problem starting locs with a comb twist, you need to remember:

  • If your hair is short, they will grow rapidly, therefore, you need to do regular maintenance 
  • Comb twists undo more easily. 
  • Short twists work better on tightly curled hair
  • Gels that wash out easily work better than beeswax to keep hair together with no buildup.

Most people who choose starting locs with a comb twist, do so because they want a smooth natural look.  Palm rolling is usually the preferred maintenance method.

By Paula Barker, Silkie Locks Hair Design

Books:  “Talking Hair”, “Filling My Head” & “Dreadlocks, A Hairstylist’s Manifest”