FAQ’s…

Here’s a list of the questions I get asked the most…..

—– Cost:
I don’t do an hourly rate! I don’t think that’s fair. I do have price brackets though.

A touch up is usually between 100-180, Major maintenance is usually between 160-250, repair is between 200-350.

A full new head is between 300-900, half heads from 250-500 and just one or two $20 each or 5 for $70.

Extensions are usually around the 1000 mark but can be less depending on job and avalibility of extension hair (cost of hair + dreading extensions + dreading natural hair + install of extensions)

Woolies/synths have a huge price fluctuation, so please message me direct about this.

Removal can be between 200-800 depending on the amount of hair/dreads and condition of hair.

**please also note, regular clients receive a discounted rate on maintance and deposits!!**

 

How to book in:

in order to confirm your booking, I will require a deposit (usually 50-80 for a standard touch up and between 150-300 for anything else) which can be made via bank transfer. As I work privately, you will get the studio location approx one week before booking and only after deposit confirmation.

TO GET A TOUCH UP QUOTE, SEND ME A PIC OF THE TOP AND BACK OF YOUR LOCS AND TELL ME HOW LONG SINCE YOUR LAST TOUCH UP AND METHOD DREADS WERE MADE AND MAINTAINED.
— note, if it was via perming solution and in the last year, chances are you’ll need a bit of repair work.

NEW DREAD QUOTE – READ THE THINKING ABOUT DREADS POST THEN SEND ME PIC OF THE TOP AND BACK OF YOUR HAIR, HOLDING ANY CURLS AT FULL LENGTH WITH A DISCRIPTION OF YOUR HAIR TYPE AND IDEA OF SIZE OF LOCS YOU WANT. REF IMAGES ARE FINE.

—–What’s the difference between repair and touch up?
A touch up is a job where your locs are just a little untidy, new regrowth and maybe some small joining (congoing) here and there. A touch up means you’ve been looking after your locs and you just need a bit of help getting them shipshape again.
Repair/major maintance is when your locs have been neglected or improperly made. If you haven’t had a touch up in a long time, chances are it’s a repair. Things like your dreads flattening and a large amount of conjoining at the roots and excessive re growth mean your dreads need some major love.

——What is maturation of dreads?
Look at the thinking about dreads blog post, this should have most of what you need to know as a new dread head.

—– What’s the difference in the methods?
Look at the post no.2 dread methods on this blog.

——-What if I get nits?
Until recently, I’d never encountered people with this problem, but lately I’ve met a number of people who have had bug problems.

YOU DONT HAVE TO CUT THEM OFF!!

1. Use tee trea oil, bugs hate it and it’s a great preventative method! Some people say peppermint oil and eucalyptus oil, be careful with these as they can burn the scalp if too strong – mix with water and put in a spray bottle just in case.
2. Methylated spirits or kerosene dousing and 45mins with your locks in a plastic bag, wash well!
3. Frontline flea solution, top of scalp, behind ears and base of scalp.

——How long does my hair need to be to be dreaded and how much length will I loose?
Ideally at least shoulder length, unfortunately it’s impossible not to loose at least 2inches of length with locing up. Different methods will loose different lengths, the skills I’ve acquired are the most length conserving methods I know. Depending of your hair type will depend on the length lost, long hair with thin ends could mean over half your length is lost.
However! Locs promote hair growth, that’s why the 3 month touch up is such a good idea for the first year of locs. You’ll find it grows quick in dreads.
If your hair is short, extensions are an option, these can be costly but enough notification and we can sometimes pic up the hair cheaply.

I do not stock extension hair! But I can sorce new both second hand and new for an additional ‘finders’ fee.

If you cut your old locs off, they can be redreaded back in!

Washing:

when they itch, it’s time for a wash. Use residue free shampoo and avoid the nasty sodium laurel sulphate! And DRY your locks TOTALLY after washing. Leaving them damp means they smelll from the mildew and leave mildew long enough and it will turn to dread rot and your locs will go hollow!

i do sometimes have my own shampoo blend up for sale so do ask me about it!

 

do I do kids hair?

yes, I can and will do any ages provided the parents know what they are getting themselves in for and believe their child can cope with the long hours of sitting down still for maintance and dread creation. I prefer to do your children in your own home as my studio space is small and not ideal for kids, but will consider working from my studio depending on circumstance.

if you are under 18, yes I will need to talk to your parents and I do require parental supervision for at least half of the session.

IF YOU ARE IN SCHOOL, CHECK WITH YOUR SCHOOL THAT YOU ARE ALLOWED DREADS, YOU CAN BE SUSPENDED AND ASKED NOT TO COMR BACK IF YOUR SCHOOL IS STRICT ON UNIFORMITY. I will not be held responsible for any issues with work or school, it’s up to you to make sure the dread-full lifestyle is going to match your daily life!

 

can I dye my dreads?

yes you can dye them, it just takes a bit of extra time and work to get the dye in there. Constant dying will weaken your hair and thus can cause thinning and end loss of your locs. You cannot put ‘conditioning’ masks in your locs to repair them from dye damage so be aware and mind full of how often you want to change your colour. Remember, you can add dread-fools (wool fake dreads) into your locs for a bit of fun colour as well as adding beads and wraps. This is a really dread friendly way of ‘changing it up’ from time to time!

 

 

 

more to be added soon, stay tuned!!!

be dread-full, stay love-locked!

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