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  3. Dry the locks and let them sit for at least three hours.¬†Allow your hair to dry naturally, since wearing it wet might cause unhealthy build-up. To make sure that they are no longer wet, touch them and be sure that they’re still moisturized by the wax. After allowing them to dry and set, you may remove your hair clips or elastic bands. [5]
  • If you have access to a hooded dryer, use it instead of a hair dryer.
  • If you sleep or play with your hair for three hours, the dreads may come loose.