Maintenance FAQ

The frequency of your dreadlock maintenance will vary based on the method being used and how clean and professional you want your dreadlocks to look. For our method, the crochet method, we typically see our clients every 2 or 3 months which is also what we recommend. For those looking to keep the cleanest and…

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In most cases, no. For most dreadlock root maintenance sessions no length will be lost. However, some clients may experience a very insignificant amount of shortening that is so minuscule that it’s not even worth mentioning.

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We recommend palm rolling for brand new dreadlocks, however established dreadlocks usually don’t need it. Palm rolling has several benefits including reducing fuzziness, reducing the severity of wild loops, and helping to keep the dreadlocks cylindrical. When you palm roll we recommend doing so while your dreadlocks are still drying after a fresh wash. This…

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It is largely a matter of preference to you, however we do support root-rubbing in moderation. Root-rubbing certainly isn’t a necessity by any means, and it’s not something that we invite our clients to do, but it can help keep your roots locking up between maintenance sessions under the right circumstances. Root-rubbing should only be done…

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We are strongly against interlocking dreadlocks for maintenance. Interlocking has a few benefits: it’s quick, easy, and gets your scalp tight. But what most people don’t understand until it’s too late is that this method doesn’t actually create a real dreadlock. In most cases large groups of hair are basically wrapped in and around the…

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We do not support the retwist method in general, and we highly recommend avoiding the retwisting for all hair types that are not Afro hair (this includes mixed race hair types). Retwisting is terribly ineffective for all hair types that are not Afro Kinky. Even with Afro Dreads, retwisting is a very poor choice in our…

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99% of the time we would say no. The only exception to this statement would be if you have Kinky Afro hair and you visit an African American salon that is experienced with dreadlocks. However, all other hair types including mixed races often have terrible problems after going to an African American salon for dreadlock…

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