The most common locking patterns: Pattern 4- Used for tightly curled hair 9, 6, 3, 12
Pattern 3- Used for loose curled hair 9, 6, 9, 12
The least common locking pattern: pattern 4 reversed- Used for excessive slippage 3, 6, 9, 12
Part squares : 1/8" to 1/4" - Micro to small locs Small locs in the front
Part squares: 1/4" to 3/8" - Medium to large locs Medium locs in the mid-section
Medium and large in crown and back
For interlocks : Braid and band when washing hair. Wet hair and with medium water pressure. Place shampoo on scalp and on each braided bundle. wash hair gently from scalp to ends of locs. After washing, Remove braids and bands and separated locs to prevent crawling of locs.
1. Use shampoos with out conditioner until locked.
2.Do not use oils on hair in the baby stage.
3. wash hair before retightening. Sippage occurs the most after shampooing.
Enter the loc at 3`o Clock to 9` o clock
Enter the loc at 6` 0 clock to 12` 0 clock
Always enter the loc at the scalp. As you pull your loc through, always push loop down towards the loc to eliminate gaps in your lock. Repeat until you are at the scalp and cannot complete another rotation. Your retightening should resemble a fishtail and feel like a tight cord.