Welcome! Dreadlocks are so much fun, but also can be a bit of work...
Before you start your journey...
Note: Crochet Dreadlocks are intended to be permanent, however depending on age and if created and cared for properly they can be removed; results vary.
Hey! So, before you jump into spending your time and money on a big change, do your research (a good start is my Instagram page @dreadfullocksct) and make sure this life style change is something you want to commit to maintaining and can afford to if you choose to have it done professionally. The average person gets their dreadlocks professionally maintained every 3 months for the first 2 years. As the dreadlocks mature in age, they need less maintenance.
Dreadlocks should only be washed 1-2 times a week with a dreadlock safe shampoo. Dreadlock safe shampoos are residue free, as to not cause soap build up inside the dreadlock. However, improper rinsing even with safe shampoos can still cause residue build up. If you're worried you didn't rinse enough, rinse again just to be safe!
I carry a few dreadlock safe products in my studio and on my online shop, including liquid shampoo and shampoo bars. There are many dreadlock safe shampoos on the market, if you find one you like, I would love to hear about it!
At least a month prior to your scheduled appointment, you should start adjusting your scalp for dreadlocks by washing it less frequently. You will no longer be able to use traditional conditioners once you have dreadlocks. But fear not; There are great, simple ingredient products that can provide the healthy moisture needed for a happy scalp and dreadlocks.
If you're ready to start your dreadlock journey, please fill out the form below in as much detail as possible so I can accurately quote you for your services.
This is required before any/all appointments.
To get the most out of your maintenance, your dreadlocks need to be clean and 100% DRY! Crochet will not take to wet or damp hair.
*If you arrive with damp or wet hair, you will be charged $50+ or turned away and forfeit your deposit and the remainder will be charged*
A week or so before your appointment, I require clients do to a deep cleanse/detox on your dreadlocks. This removes any residue/build up/dry skin. Please wash your dreadlocks the day or two before your scheduled appointment and come in with completely dry hair. I carry Detox Packs in my studio, or you can purchase one here now. I have the right to refuse any client who comes in with overly dirty hair. Personal hygiene is a must!
There is also a recipe you can make at home; details here.
Please do not use any wax/gels/pomades or locking powders and if you have, detox well and really rough up the hair to release as much build up as possible.
The form below is going to ask for pictures of your dreadlocks. Please have someone help take photos from the back so I can see the condition of your scalp/any areas needing repair and can accurately quote you.