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What to expect after your Dreadlock Repair session
Much of the dreadlock repair work we do only requires one appointment, yet for a small amount of situations it may require two appointments. After our work is done you should expect to have much cleaner and neater looking dreadlocks. Unlike some of the bad experiences that our clients experience from other salons, and with other methods, you won’t experience any unraveling or anything coming undone with our work. We also don’t require you to use any extra products such as locking gels or waxes and you certainly won’t have to deal with any string or rubber bands (with the exception of the Loc Bridge Technique).
Many of our clients are amazed by the dreadlock repair work that we do and also with the simplicity of aftercare that we give them. Dreadlocks don’t have to be complicated and many other salons over complicate things so they can sell more products or make more money from you with sub-par maintenance that keeps you coming back. We actually care about our clients and want to get you fixed up right the first time with minimal aftercare. We view dreadlocks as a minimalist lifestyle and we strive to keep things as simple as possible while still being effective at keeping them looking clean, professional, and presentable!
Can you cover up a receding hairline?
We can cover it up with a Dreadlock Hair Unit available in York, Pennsylvania, however we will not cover up a receding hairline with the Loc Bridge Technique.
Another long term solution is switching to the Crochet Method (aka Instant Locs Method). When a hairline recedes it is either due to natural balding or traction alopecia. If traction alopecia is the cause we may be able to help. Many times traction alopecia is caused by overly aggressive methods such as retwisting or interlocking. How we help is by offering the Crochet Method, which is far more gentle which can relieve strain on the scalp. Over time, with less tension on your scalp, your hair growth may improve.
If you’ve never tried the crochet method you can set up an appointment with us – click here to get started!
Do you offer the Loc Bridge Technique as a service?
Unfortunately no, we do not.
However, we do offer Dreadlock Hair Pieces with short locs only available in our York, Pennsylvania service area.
The reason we don’t offer the Loc Bridge Technique anymore is due to the low quality and unnatural look of the end result. Simply put, we aren’t comfortable doing subpar work and we receommend seeking out a different salon that offers this service.
How can I make my dreads thicker?
Making dreads thicker requires making your sections larger by combining dreadlocks or adding additional hair on a very routine basis (which we don’t recommend). You could also tie in extra dreadlock extensions to add volume, which would require regular maintenance to move the extension close to the scalp as your hair grows out.
Can you add extra hair to thinning dreadlocks?
Yes, the crochet method is the best way to add hair to your dreads allowing it to strengthen and thicken the dreadlock.
How can I stop my dreads from falling apart?
Dreadlocks fall apart for several reasons, however the crochet method will almost always be your best solution.
If your dreadlocks are unraveling after being twisted we highly suggest switching to the crochet method, since your hair clearly will not hold a standard twist.
If your dreadlocks young and interlocked, backcomed, or twist and ripped, and coming undone we also recommend switching to the crochet method. In addition to switching methods we recommend avoiding the use of “locking gels”, conditioners, and excessive wax as these can inhibit and actually prevent your dreadlocks from locking and tightening up properly.
How much length will I loose with dreadlock repair?
The length lost will vary greatly depending on the work that must be done.
In many cases no length will be lost, however blunting ends and fixing thin weak dreadlocks may require some length to be lost. If this is a major concern and you are intending on working with us simply ask this question when you fill out our service form and we will give you a personalized assessment based on the photos you provide us and the work to be done.
Can I save dreadlocks that were done wrong at a salon?
In most cases, yes. Many of the clients we see find us after they have problems at other salons and we get them fixed up almost every single time. Many salons have no idea how to work with dreadlocks or they only know how to work with Kinky Afro hair. It is highly recommended to avoid any salon that doesn’t specialize in dreadlocks and if you have straight, wavy, or curly hair it’s usually best if you also avoid any salon that works with Afro hair textures.
How can I get flat dreadlocks?
To achieve flat dreadlocks you’ll want to create long/wide rectangular sections. You’ll want to strive for a ratio of at least 1:2 or even 1:3 for the length vs. width of your sections. The dreads will naturally form much flatter with these ratios.
If you already have established dreadlocks you can combine sections to achieve a long shape and as the hair grows out it will form flatter dreadlocks.
Do keep in mind that hair type also determines the likelihood of flat dreadlocks.
Why are my dreads flat and how can I fix it?
Dreadlocks become flat for several reasons. The most common are very wide sections and pressure, such as laying on them.
To prevent or fix this issue you’ll want to start with sections that are as even as possible. Some examples are squares, or equilateral triangles instead of long rectangular sections. If you already have long sections you could consider re-sectioning or splitting thick dreadlocks by an experienced professional such as ourselves. Other solutions include palm rolling and using beads when the hair is damp to compress and force the dreads into a cylindrical shape or sometimes wrapping the length with string can help.
Will the loops in my dreadlocks go away?
Over time the loops in dreads usually turn into lumps and bumps, but they will never smooth out like the round parts of your dreadlocks. These loops can be contained to some degree by sliding beads over them to contain the hair and maintain the round shape of the dreadlock.
Can you cover up or fix bald spots in dreadlocks?
Though the Loc Bridge Technique is an option to cover up balding with dreads, however we do not recommend it. The