Prerequisites

Consultation Appointment

Every beautiful dreadlock journey starts with a thorough consultation. This consultation is complimentary, and we will discuss everything from pricing and timing, to what to expect in the early locking phases. This is a great time to ask me any questions that you may have, and show me your inspiration pictures.

 

If you have a busy schedule or live far away, I can do an email consultation. Email me at kaeley.dreadedbarber@gmail.com, and include clear, well-lit photos of your hair from the front, back, each side, and in a ponytail. You may also include inspiration pictures to show your desired length, thickness, etc.

Length Requirement

Depending on your hair type, I recommend having at least 6 inches of hair, even in the nape area. The more length we have to work with, the easier your hair will tangle and mat together.

If we are adding permanent extensions at the same time, I can work with 3 inches of length. Be aware that the shorter and straighter your hair is, the more likely the extensions are to slip or fall out.

For temporary braid-in dreadlocks, I recommend 2-3 inches of hair at minimum. While they can be installed on shorter hair, they are usually less secure. Because of this, 2 inches is the minimum.

Before Your Service

The day before your appointment, make sure your hair is clean and free of any conditioners or oils. I recommend shampooing with your favorite dreadlock shampoo, or if you don't have one yet, shampoo with a clarifying shampoo.

Your hair should be 100% dry by your appointment time. Crocheting must be done on dry hair.

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