I use the crochette and Backcombing method which makes Hair look like dreads the same day and reaches maturity faster than other methods. With this method you can control the size and shape of the dreads, anywhere from thick and smooth to thin and sexy. It is an all natural method. Backcombing will work on all hair lengths 3" and longer.
The initial dreading takes a fair few hours and is pretty labor intensive, First i section the hair into squares. Square sections make round dreads. Between 1" and 2" squares works well for most people. Smaller sections make thinner dreads. The sections can be secured temporarily with rubberbands. After the hair is sectioned i use a dread comb to comb the hair backwards. Starting close to the scal. I Comb repeatedly towards the scalp. Eventually hair will start to pack up at the roots. It is not necessary to twist the hair. Iroll the hair between my fingers a little whilst backcombing. Continue backcombing, slowly working towards the ends of the hair, making the dread as tight as possible as you go. When you reach the ends you can secure the dread with a rubberband. Another rubberband on the roots will help the dread stay tight at its base. The rubberbands can be removed after the dread has a chance to mature. After the rubberbands are applied to each dread the dreads should be waxed with a dread wax that does not contain petroleum. A good dread wax will tame loose hairs and help the hair dread much faster.
Dreads formed by backcombing look very much like dreads right after you do them, however they will tighten and smooth out a great deal as they mature. Using a good soap and wax is key to the development of the dreads. Well maintained dreads can reach maturity in as little as 3 to 4 months! The hair continues to dread as it grows in some cases by itself but in most cases it will need a little help. You can wear a rubberband on the root of stubborn dreads to help them lock up. Rubbing the root of the dread clockwise against the scalp also helps.
Tips: Starting with clean, residue free hair makes the process go much faster. Any residue in the hair tends to help the hair slip out of knots as you backcomb. Also be sure that the hair is completely dry when you back comb it.
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Specialising in European, Aboriginal and Asian hair.
Full head of dreadlocks using your own hair will usually take around 8 hours or done over 1-2 days if your not able to sit for too long = $550A regular maintenance is recommended as its better for your dreads, as they will look better,and you will feel better, hourly rate of $65. Additional Charge for Mobile and Weekends.Extentions - If you want instant synthetic dreads this will take around 1-2 days = $750 or just pop into the Salon and i can give you a free dready consultation.