DIY Loc Tool

After searching on YouTube for ways to retighten my locs , I stumbled on one channel that that had a perfect idea for making a loc tool. I would had never guessed to use …….wait for it . A YARN NEEDLE!
The only thing to it is to make sure its a steel one and not plastic , or it will snap like a twig.

Tools Needed
Yarn Needle
Needle Nose Pliers
Flat Head Screw Driver (if you don’t have a needle nose)


Place the needle nose or flat head directly in the middle of the needle , be sure to not force it in. If only a tip fit in thats fine. Begin to rotate it in whichever direction you want to open the needle to the desired width your loc will fit into.

Sounds easy? It is! Just go really slow so that you don’t end up making it too big for your loc.

Here’s mine


My Loc Tool

Give it a try, and post a pic of yours . Good Luck!


3 thoughts on “DIY Loc Tool

  1. Yes you can make this tool. Yet know that when “interlocking” your dreads will be more “free form” yet neater. No product is needed when u interlock. I do suggest that you not tighten( needle method) to tight to the scalp. This will cause thinning & balding…. Thanks for sharing this information and i hope i can help another ass well. Make sure to shampoo, condition, and oil scalp (2x aweek) for healthy locs…bc we don’t like buildup..:)…. enjoy your journey!….πŸ’†βœŠ

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