How to Prepare Your Hair for your Dreadlock
For Dreadlock Maintenance: Your hair should be clean (washed within your normal wash schedule) and 100% dry. We can not and will not crochet wet or damp hair. Wet/damp hair breaks easily. If you hair needs to be dried when you sit down for your appointment it may cut into the time we have booked for maintenance and you will be charged for the time that it takes to do so.
For New Dreadlock Installations: Your hair should be clean and 100% dry. You may want to start adjusting your wash schedule a few weeks before your appointment. Your scalp is going to go through a transition period just from having concentrated areas of hair (your sections) on your scalp that will no longer be brushed and stimulated as it's used to with brushable hair. We also encourage our clients to work their way up to a once or twice a week washing schedule. If you wash your hair every day currently and then go to washing only once a week, your scalp is going to go into oil overdrive! Which is going to cause more itchiness then is necessary. We suggest to slowly increase the days in between washings for the weeks leading up to your appointment. So you can start by washing your hair every two days. Do this for a week or 2. Then increase to every 3 days. Do this for a week or 2. Then increase to every 4 days and so on... until you get to a point where you feel comfortable with. You can of course still wash your hair everyday, however the one thing to consider is that every time you wash your hair you MUST make sure to take the time to dry it in a reasonable time frame. Please read our Dreadlock home care section for more details on this.