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• What are Florida Wicks
Florida Wicks are basically 2 or more dreadlocks that are combined into one. Typically the client will have 100 dreadlocks combined into 10. Or for Starter Wicks, you’ll just create massive sections and massive dreadlocks (typically less than 10 dreadlocks on the whole head).
• We are not specialists
Just to be clear, we are not specialists on Wicks. For the most part we’ve just stuck with our Niche using the Instant Locs Crochet Method. With that being said, Florida Wicks are done with basically the same method, just a different approach. The content we’re conveying in this course about Florida Wicks is only to be used as an introduction and not a full in-depth course on Wicks.
• Young vs. Aged
Once again, combining multiple dreadlocks into Wicks is FAR easier with loose, young, malleable dreadlocks and far more difficult with aged mature dreadlocks. This applies to all combining.
• Our previous experience doing it
I personally love Wicks as a whole, I think they’re awesome, however I am not fond of doing the work to create them. If the dreadlocks are mature and established it will take so much time and effort and your hands will be killing you.
• Why we don’t do it
It’s very difficult to crochet the roots of huge sections. It’s very difficult to crochet through mature dreadlocks. From our experience it requires a ton of extra hair. It’s very taxing on your hands and body. It can take a tremendous amount of time. It’s best to team up with someone else which isn’t always an option. There are just too many factors that make this type of work not worth doing.
I would highly encourage a client to get “Starter Wick Extensions” rather than trying to combine mature dreadlocks into Wicks, especially if the hair is short and they want clean professional looking Wicks. Take our extension course (#6) if that’s the route you want to go.