Dreadlock Installation

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:

Dreadlock Aftercare & Maintenance

The Locking Appointment

I use a three step process to start your locks off right:

  1. 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.
  2. Crocheting – In this step, I use a crochet needle to instantly compress and create knots in the backcombed section.
  3. 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.