What is Backcombing?

Backcombing is a dreadlock installation method that uses a fine tooth comb to “backcomb” the hair toward the scalp to create many small loops.

The loops that are created by backcombing are either left to tighten on their own over time or they are palm rolled and/or crocheted to facilitate a dense dreadlock. Backcombing is also referred to as “teasing hair” in the traditional cosmetology industry.

“I broke all the teeth on my comb when I backcombed my dreadlocks, I would suggest getting a real dreadlock comb if I were you.”

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