Preparing for your appointment
How to prepare for your new dreadlocks!
Start to wash your hair once a week and start to do this with a dreadlock shampoo so that your hair will get use to these products. Please do not use any conditioner.
Do not use any type of product that can make your hair silky and fine (e.g serums, oils, hair masks)
It is important that you have clean washed hair for your appointment so please wash your hair the night before.
If we have not discussed this during a consultation, I am happy for you to bring some photographs of dreadlocks that you like. Also, look up the Seienstyle technique that I do. https://www.seienstyle.com/
I will have given you some indication of how long I expect the service to be. Some services can take hours/days so feel free to bring a book, or headphones for music or podcasts! You may want to download some entertainment before you come😊
Please bring lots of food and drink. We will take breaks but it can be nice to have some nice food and snacks.
The salon is warm but it is located in an old drafty Mill so you may want to bring something warm. I apologise, the toilet and corridor can be very cold!
As above but please make sure that your dreadlocks are totally dry so you may need to wash your dreadlocks 48hrs before if needed.
There are many products for dreadlocks on the market. I recommend the shampoo below because I have either used it myself, know they are effective or use them in the salon. I also have these in stock for sale so please ask if you need.
For new dreadlocks (up to a year old) or preparing your hair for dreadlocks:
Dollylocks Shampoo Bar
Knotty Boy dreadlock shampoo bar
Mature locks over a year old:
Dollylocks liquid shampoo
Knotty Boy liquid shampoo
There is a newer range of products by Raw Roots https://rawroots.eu/ . Although I have not tried them myself yet, they are also vegan, and residue free and organic and do not contain harmful silicones. If the products above are hard to source, Raw Roots could be an alternative to try.