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I can’t afford to come in and get my locks worked on by you guys. Can I just come in to have you show me how to do it myself?

We do offer some workshops that help teach folks how to do some home maintenance techniques, but our Dreadlock Education section of the website has a HUGE database of information dedicated especially to folks who are looking to dread their hair, or maintain the dreads they already have at home. We highly encourage all our … Read more

My dreadlocks are frizzy! What can I do to fix it?

First of all, it’s important to realize that frizz is COMPLETELY normal and expected!!! We always say that everything with dreadlocks is two steps forward and one step back. Although your baby dreadlocks may have started off looking super sweet, over the next few months, they are going to turn into rebellious toddlers and get … Read more

Should I cover my dreadlocks when I sleep at night?

This is question that we have puzzled over for years to come to a conclusion that we feel comfortable sharing here and the general answer is: YES. However, it’s not a step that we would call absolutely necessary to your dreadlock journey, but it can help things along nicely if it’s one you choose to … Read more

How to Care for “Partial” Dreadlocks

Even if you only have one dread, you need to at the very least keep them CLEAN and keep them SEPARATE! Dreadlocks, whether you have one or one hundred, always have a tendency to want to “eat”/suck in any loose hair around them. Unless you want to end up with mega-dreads you need to regularly run your fingers through your hair around the dreads to make sure none of the hair you want left loose is getting tangled into the locks.

I’m thinking of dreadlocks, but I can’t decide if they’re right for me. What should I do?

Well, I usually tell folks that when the time is right you’ll know! But, if your dilemma is whether or not dreadlocks will look good on you, there are a couple of options. The first, cheaper option, is that you can go to a salon that specializes in kinky, afro-textured hair types and get some twists … Read more

How much length will I lose if/when I dread my hair?

This is a loaded question and unfortunately the answer is ‘everybody is different’. However, the circumstances by which people lose length with the method(s) we use is at least fairly predictable. The first thing to know is that we cannot dread split ends! So if you have super long hair that you haven’t gotten cut in … Read more

How long does my hair need to be to put in dreadlocks?

It’s possible to dread hair as short as only 3″ long, but they would be some crazy, spikey dreads! A length of at least 5-6″ is preferable for putting in new dreads. If your hair IS still on the short side, but you just CAN’T wait for your hair to grow out, it is possible … Read more

My dreadlocks are new and my head is SUPER itchy. What should I do???

It is TOTALLY normal and even expected for any new dreadhead to experience a fair amount of itchiness for the first few weeks. When you have “normal” hair your scalp is used to the regular, daily stimulation of a hair brush being run over it, but once you put your dreads in that comes to … Read more

How often do I “need” to come back for maintenance?

One thing to remember is that dreadlocks are only as much or as little maintenance as you want them to be. Naturally if you want them to look neat you’ll need to do more rather than less. That all said, ideally we like to see our clients every 4 to 12 weeks. (The younger your locks, and the neater you want them to be, the more they will benefit from more frequent appointments.)