There are many reasons for why you may be considering dreadlock extensions. Some simply are too impatient to wait for their hair to grow longer.Others may want to even out the length of an unusual hair cut they received prior to growing their hair out in preparation for getting/growing dreadlocks. These are just two of many reasons. Rest assured, whatever YOUR personal reason is, it is a valid one. There are some in the dreadlock community who feel that extensions are “fake” dreadlocks, but the only person who has the right to decide whether a dreadlock is “real” or “fake” is YOU. So, don’t be discouraged by naysayers if you feel that this is the right path for you!
Something important to note is that for some folks with certain hair types: Texture and curl pattern, there is sometimes only a relatively small window of opportunity in which they are able to get dreadlock extensions using the methods the Nordaloc System We try to give you on of our method.
Now, before you jump in, literally, head first, there are a couple of considerations you need to think about. There are two major decisions you need to make in preparation for this process. (1) Do you want to use HUMAN hair or SYNTHETIC hair? and (2) do you want the extensions made-at-installation OR pre-made? These may seem like insignificant things to consider when all you want to do is get started, but they are crucial first steps for all of us if you are choosing to come see us as a client OR for yourself if you are going on this journey. Click to make your appointment with us.
Secondly, make sure it’s OKAY with your employer! You don’t want to just show up to work one day and be fired for having dreadlocks and I don’t want to be responsible for it!
☆ Preparing your hair for dreads:
- Stop using conditioners(Silcone) NOW or ASAP.
- Hair should be clean (shampooed or use regular soap) and DRY for your appointment. If your hair is not naturally Kinky, juice a whole lemon, strain it and spray/sponge into hair before your appointment. Leave to dry. This is important for hair that has recently been dyed!
☆ How long does it take to create dreads?
A. A full head can take 8 to 10 minimum time. The longer and thicker the hair is more additional time needed.
☆ How long should my hair be?
A: It works best on hair that is 3 inches or longer.
☆ Are dreads perfect from day one?
A. New dreads are a little puffier when new but they settle down and tighten after a few weeks, especially if you get maintenance done about 3-4 weeks later.
☆ What techniques do you use to make/maintain dreads?
A: All hair is different so we use a combination of crochet hook, palm rolling, back-combing, weaving, and cycloning and more look at the Nordaloc Method.
☆ Will it work on my hair?
A: As long as your curl pattern is a pliable.
Dyed hair does not lock up as quickly because dye coats the hair in a de-tangling product,Dying the hair only change the texture of the locs while maintaining it.
- After getting new dreads or maintenance, here’s how to get the best out of them:
Palm roll or interlocking method ( using our Ginger-Lime Herbal shampoo for starter loc, Loc butter and Hair Milkrreally helps, but we don’t recommend wax on locs you can leave in fresh citrus juice Oknz-skinBeautyTonic Water to keep you(http://oknzskinbeauty.com/collections/all) Locs clean and fresh aslo great for probalmatic scalp.
After getting new dreads or maintenance, here’s how to get the best out of them:
We recommend maintenance after 3-4 weeks of getting new dreads.
- Don’t use conditioner, unless your dreads are nice and mature, then only use on any dry ends.
- NEVER scratch your scalp. It will get inflamed, itchier, flaky and possibly cause ingrown hairs.
☆ Can I still wash my hair after getting dreads?
A: Yes! It’s usually best to let it settle for a week or two after you get your locks. Then wash with shampoo whenever you like. Shampoos with less chemicals and more tea tree oil are great, especially residue-free shampoos and goats milk soap. Don’t use conditioner. Check out our Product line here! http://oknzskinbeauty.com/collections/all
☆ What products do you stock?
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☆ Does wax actually help form dreadlocks?
A: No. It can smooth down stray hairs and make dreads look nice for a few days, but that’s about it. It makes hair greasy and this stops it knotting up. It also attracts dirt and a mildewy smell and leaves your pillow dirty. If you really want to tame them fast, palm-roll with some strong hair gel which washes out later.
☆ Can I colour/dye/bleach my hair after it’s locked?
A: You can dye it, but we do NOT recommend bleaching it unless you use lemon juice and sunshine!
Bleach can get caught up inside the dread and rot it away. Bleaching before you dread actually makes dreading easier BUT you’ll have dark regrowth which will be difficult to bleach later. Dying is adding colour to hair (not removing it like bleach) so you can dye your dreads (although try not to get a dye with built in conditioners).
Note: Dying your hair before getting dreadlocks makes them more difficult to dreadlock.
☆ Can dreads be removed?
A: Yes, but it’s quite difficult. Some dread stores online have removal kits. The best idea is to chop them about 8cm from the scalp and condition/comb/cut them out bit by bit. Expect this this to take 8 hours at least if they are well-formed. The new hair length will be more than 8cm if it has been wound up tight.
☆ Cutting and Trimming dreads?
A: You can give yourself a haircut if required, by cutting the dreadlock with sharp scissors at a 45 degree angle. This allows you the option of leaving the end tapered, or using a crochet hoot to round off the lock by pulling the taper inside the lock.
☆ What if I get nits or head lice in my dreads?
A: Head lice shampoo does NOT work on dreadlocks. The only “safe” thing found to work in dreadlocked hair is “Permanent” Hair Dye. Obviously this dyes the hair, so choose a colour you want, or something similar to your own colour. Don’t get one which lightens the hair as this is a bleach and will rot the dreads. The creatures will die (and dye) fast but you won’t be able to remove the dead eggs.
☆ What do do for an itchy scalp or dandruff:
A: NEVER scratch it. It is already a little irritated from being pulled into dreads. You can apply Aloe Vera sap or gel, or make up a spray bottle with half a cup of warm water to 15 drops tea tree oil and spray into the roots. Rub in gently. Green tea and chamomile are good too. Herbal shampoo is very good for calming down the skin, so try washing your hair in this. Rinse well and carefully towel dry. Our herbal shampoo can help too
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The Nordaloc System Extensions
1 Inter-lock 2
3 Feeding Loc
4 Pull-Out Strands Locs
5 Braids Wrap-Locs
6 Twist Locs
7 Needle Locs
8 Comb Back Locs
9 Natty Locs
10 Bongo Locs All this or Methods of our Locks Extensions.
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