GENERAL DREADLOCK QUESTIONS ANSWERED . . .
If you cannot find the information you seek, please feel free to get in touch.
It is so important to do your research before booking dreadlock work!
I recommend looking at lots of photos on Pinterest, Google Images, Instagram etc to help you find out what you like. I will discuss size and sectioning with you on the day of your appointment. If you aren't sure what you like, I will create your dreads to best suit your hair type and lifestyle.
For HEAPS more info - take a few minutes to google some of my favourite Dreadlock Artists!!
Black Cockatoo Dreadlocks Newcastle, NSW
Jungle Bangs Rosebud, Vic
OCD Lox Subiaco, WA
Organic Dreadlocks Murwillinbah NSW
HOW DO I MAKE A BOOKING?
PLEASE NOTE: I am typically booked out 2 to 3 months in advance, particularly for new install and Sat/Sun maintenance appointments.
If you would like to enquire about an appointment please provide the following when you enquire
1. Full head and shoulders photos of your hair, taken from the back, front and sides.
2. describe what you would like me to do eg. a general tidy up (maintenanance)
The most efficient way to contact me is via my Facebook Page or Instagram
Please be aware that mobile coverage at my Studio is very UNRELIABLE.
** If you call or sms my mobile I may not receive it right away!
HOW DO YOU MAKE DREADLOCKS AT WINDWOVEN?
I trained with The Dreadshed 6 years ago and have developed my own techniques over the years.
I use a tiny crochet hook, a comb and my hands.
I do NOT backcomb, rip or twist. NO chemicals or waxes. No Dreadperms,
WHY DONT YOU HAVE A STUDIO IN THE CITY?
You will understand when you visit!
All you see is the trees . . .
All you hear are the birds.
Free 24hr parking at the door.
Low overheads = lower hourly rates than a HairSalon.
WHAT SHOULD I DO TO PREPARE MY HAIR FOR NEW DREADS?
Switch to a residue free shampoo as soon as possible (keep reading below)
Stop conditioning as soon as practical.
WASH YOUR HAIR!! Come to your appointment with squeaky clean, unconditioned, product free
and totally dry hair.
**This regime also applies to maintenance appointments.
WHAT IS A RESIDUE FREE SHAMPOO?
Any liquid, chemical free shampoo will also likely be residue free.
If its organic that is even better. Sodium Laureth Sulphate, Parabens, Petrochemicals
and Silicones additives coat the hair shaft with residue.
SUKIN, ORGANICARE and ECOSTORE are typically available at supermarkets if you do not want to purchase a special dreadlock shampoo.
WAX and Locking GELS are NEVER recommended by me.
I stock Organic Dreadlocks 100% certified organic dreadlock shampoo and Dread Empire Shampoo and Loctite Salt Spray.
WHAT ABOUT AFTERCARE?
I will go through tips to keep your dreads healthy and tidy during your appointment.
This will include advice such as tips for washing and drying,
palm rolling and maintaining sectioning,
simple natural recipes that you can make in your kitchen.
Advise on the frequency of regular maintenance sessions.
WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS FOR PAYMENT?
Preferred method of payment is cash. I keep plenty of change on hand.
Electronic Bank Transfer are also accepted.
I process EFTPOS using the "square" app and this incurs a 1.9% additional fee.
Zip Pay is available for a small additional fee to cover processing charges.