How to Make A Paper Clip Interlocking Tool10:06 AM
Was bored at work, and I decided to do a tutorial on how to make an interlocking tool, for both small & large size locks. I have been using the small tool on my daughter doll to practice my interlocking skill.
I foresee me being a sisterlocks consultant in the future (more like retirement)
For this “how to” tutorial, I made a small and a large interlocking tool. All this was done at work :). The pictures are provided by my iPhone, so the image may not be as crisp, but I think it fit this post theme very nicely.
Now you have a ready made interlocking tool that is perfect for an emergency touch up. This paperclip tool look similar to the nappyloc tool but because this is hand made, you will use it differently. For example, you will USE the bend paperclip area to go through your locks, not the end where the tape is.
There are a lot of video on how to do interlocking, but I have listed some nicely made ones below for rotation only! If you want to learn how to use the paperclip interlocking tool click here or click here
- DewDrop has a wonderful tutorial on how to do the 4 Point Rotation for tighter locks
- Nubian Locked Princess has a good tutorial on the 3 Point Rotation for fuller locks.
I wanted to caution you by stating that when you are interlocking your dreadlocks, depending on your hair growth, wait for 4-6 week to retighten/interlock your dreadlocks again. Also, I know some people like the appearance of palm roll/twisted locks vs. interlocking locks, which is fine, but DO NOT interlock and palm roll your dreads at the same time. Pick one or another! Doing so will cause your lock to weaken over time! As always, comments are always welcome.