I have been fascinated by dreadlock styles for years and in fact, it has been one of the main driving forces on my journey into hair. For natural dreadlock services, I use a variety of methods which I will recommend to you based on the density, curl pattern, and relative amount of chemical damage to your hair.
What I offer as a natural dread “installation” is really akin to a dread seeding process. The process of forming mature locks is just that – a process. It takes lots of work on the part of the dread client to do the regular maintenance necessary to form nicely groomed locks. It can take anywhere from 6 10 18 months for locks to mature depending on hair type, but mainly on how much time one spends on care. To get a better idea of what is involved, please read my aftercare instructions here:
The Locking Appointment
I use a three step process to start your locks off right:
- Section and Backcomb – This is the crucial step that often separates professional work from DIY or just didn’t brush. Using my experience as a loctitian, I determine the size and uniformity of the sections, and create a natural lay to the locks with no odd parts or “splits” between rows.
- Crocheting – In this step, I use a crochet needle to instantly compress and create knots in the backcombed section.
- Waxing* (optional) – Finally to smooth down the overall appearance of the new locks, I apply wax matching the color of your hair and melt it with a blow drier.
*Some people prefer not to use any product in their hair and I can respect that choice, although in my experience, a more groomed appearance is achieved, and with proper useage and regular washing, buildup does not become a problem. The waxing phase lasts only the first 6 months to a year and often clients will only use one jar of wax in the lifetime of their dreads.
There is a wealth of information on the internet that will both praise and decry all these methods that I use and I am aware of that. I simply use what has worked well for me personally and my always growing clientele who are overjoyed with their results.
A free consultation is required for this service. A deposit of $100 is required at the time of booking.