We are the # 1 Dreadlock Hair Care Service in the San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland, California.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Welcome to All Visitors!!!!!







Peace and Light,

Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog.
Lovin My Locs Hair Services is dedicated to learning more about locking your hair, maintaining your locs beauty, and celebrating your crown.



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Some of the images on our site are from diverse sites & other people. They are simply pictures meant to demonstrate particular beautiful hair styles on various kinds of people from different backgrounds and to celebrate locked hair. The pictures do not belong to us.





Stay well and Blessed be,
Ten Nebula

Sunday, May 4, 2014

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Be sure to visit my other works, sites, and projects
they are on a variety of topics from
spiritualty to yoga to money to vegetarian living
all my work are geared towards light, healing, clearing, and growing



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www.tennebula.weebly.com





Healing With Ten Nebula






















Ten Nebula (The Trillionairess) is a Goddess Priestess, Reiki Master, Oracle, Channeler, Shamaness and Psychic healer. She creates works dedicated to The Great Mother Goddess and the light & love vibrations.


Ten Nebula Healing Space offers phone sessions, treatments, workshops, and trainings to help you to grow, heal, clear, expand and be happier. We also offer monthly specials, so check out our online calendar. We offer healng work to local and nationwide clients.

*Phone sessions
*Healing treatments
*Group workshops
*Group healings
*Trainings
*Private instruction
*Talks



Visit for more details.
Private Treatments - www.TheSpiralofTheGoddess.blogspot.com
Workshops & Classes - http://tennebulahealingspace.blogspot.com






blessings!!!!

How Can We Help You?



Lovin My Locs Blog can help you with:

1. learning about dreadlocks
2. learning about how to care for your locs
3. learn about products for your locs
4. connect with how-to videos to help you care for your locs
5. connecting to dreadlock communities
6. learning how to start your own locs
7. learn about great books and magazines on dreadlocks
8. using Ten Nebula's Hair locking services





Lovin My Locs Hair Services offer professional & convenient hair locking services in the comfort of the client's home. Our business can help its clients with:
1. starting new dreadlocks
2. maintaining their dreadlocks
3. transforming wild, disorganized dreadlocks into locs that are neat, uniform, presentable, and manageable
4. getting their natural hair braided
5. getting natural or synthetic braids removed
6. getting their natural hair twisted or coiled
7. helping their hair to look beautiful & healthy






Thank you to all my clients for their business!!
Tell your friends, co-workers, & family members about our great site and services.


Bright Blessings!!!!

Ten Nebula' Professional Dreadlock Experience


I have been around dreadlocks since an early age
My family is all from the Carribbean
it is a part of my culture

I enjoyed hair
I having been playing & doing hair since I was in middle school
then it was about  braids and beads, the twists and curls
I started to dreadlock my friends hair in High school
and friends of friends


I cut off all my hair & went natural in high school and never looked back

I started to do dreadlocks for people in other races in my early twenties

I love dreadlocks
I like how it feels and looks
I love the beauty of them

I have been doing dreadlocks for over 10 years and I am very pround of my work!

Great Fun Facts about "Lovin My Locs Hair Services"




1. Lovin My locs offers hair services to clients residing in my city.
2. We offer professional & convenient services in the comfort of the client's home.
3. We offer dreadlocking work (starting, maintenance, etc.)
4. We offer twists, braids,micros, and coils for natural hair.
5. We offer our clients over 10 years of hair experience.
6. We work with all hair types
(i.e. afro-textured, straight, wavy, curly, thin, thick, dry, oily, gray).
7. We use a variety of dreadlocking techniques to start or maintain your locs. We use what techniques are best for your hair type & length. Techniques: crochet method, twisting method, coiling method, backcombing method, palmrolling, latch method, sewing, etc.
8. We work with children's hair.
9. Ten Nebula is professional, experienced, and knowledgeable.
10. Ten Nebula has been growing her own gorgeous locks for over 6 years.
11. We offer dreadlock removal services.

Why is "Lovin My Locs Hair Services" So Special?




Lovin My Locs Hair Services:
1. Lovin My locs offers hair services to clients residing in my city.
2. We offer professional & convenient services in the comfort of the client's home.
3. We offer dreadlocking work (starting, maintenance, etc.)
4. We offer twists, braids, micros, and coils for natural hair.
5. We offer our clients over 10 years of hair experience.
6. We work with all hair types
(i.e. afro-textured, straight, wavy, curly, thin, thick, gray).
7. We use a variety of dreadlocking techniques to start or maintain your locs: crochet method, twisting method, coiling method, backcombing method, palmrolling, latch method, sewing, etc.
8. Ten Nebula is professional, experienced, and knowledgeable.
9. We work with children's hair.
10.Ten Nebula has been growing her own gorgeous locks for over 7 years.

 

Thank You to All Our Clients & Vistors!!!

Thank You to All Our Dreadlock Clients & Visitors!!!
Thank you to all my past, present, and future dreadlock clients!
Thank you to all my clients who lived and live in New York, New Mexico, Oregon, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area (Berkeley & Oakland)!
Thank you for your positive reviews!
Thank you for your money energy!
Thank you for trusting me in your homes!
Thank you for the snacks!
Thank you for the rides!
Thank you the movies and tv shows!
Thank you for my great tips!
Thank you for your kindness !
Thank your for your professional respect!
Thank you for sharing our work with your friends & family!
Thank you for honoring our work!
Thank you for using our work!
 

Positive Testimonials from Our Happy Clients



Here are a few of the Positive Testimonials from Our Happy Clients:


My wife and I experience with Ten Nebula was memorable. Ten is knowledgeable of her craft. My wife and I found her to be punctual, patient, kind, timely, and gentle. Ten has been more thorough than any other hair stylists that we've encountered and pricing fair. You will be amazed by her work, if your a skeptic it will be laid to rest.



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Thank God! We have someone in portland who understands locs/dreads. Ten was so kind, understanding and easy to talk to. I didn't feel judged or put down because I needed some help. She is extremely pleasant and knowledgeable. She came to my house, where I felt most comfortable especially when my hairs a mess and I don't want to be sitting in front of a window with all kinds of people looking at me. She is the best person and the best experience I've had having my locs done and I've been wearing my hair in locs/dreads for over 10 years!

Edna A. - Portland, OR


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Absolutely wonderful job putting in my dreadlocks. I have wanted to rock this hairstyle for a long time and thanks to Ten Nebula I can sport my dread head with pride. I highly recommend using this service.

Heidi R. - Damascus, OR


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My dreads were kind of messy and in need of some loving care. Ten Nebula neatened and tightened my locks and they've been feeling and looking much cuter. She was warm, friendly, and professional. She is also knowledgeable on how to care for dreads. I definitely recommend giving her a call if your locks need a little work.

Heather y. - Vancouver, WA


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Ten was great. We had a very fun time working on my hair. I have a head full of dreadlocks (about 100 I think) and they were in dire need of being tidied up. I made sure my hair was washed and dried well before she arrived. They've looked great and I've enjoyed them since her visit.

I highly recommend Ten. She knows what she's doing with your locks.

Jade S. - Mendocino, CA




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Before and After Pictures

 

Before and After Pictures

These are before and after pics from actual clients of Ten Nebula.
They are pics of different hair types & styles.
More pics will be put up on the site in the future.


Twists
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Dreadlocks Restructured
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New Dreadlocks
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Dreadlocks Retouched/ Retightened
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Dreadlock Removal
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New Dreadlocks
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Ten Nebula's Personal Dreadlock Journey

 I have had many different hair styles before my dreadlocks
I have had perms, crop cut, extensions, scurls, box braids
I always loved to experiment with my hair
when i was in high school, I started going natural
I like my natural hair

When I decided to lock my hair,
I was ready for more calm in my life
My locs are a beautiful thing in my life
they teach me patience, self-love, and self-care

I like taking care of them
I like having them look great
My dreadlocks have a spiritual purpose in my life

Discounted Dreadlock Retouching/ Video Exchange for July 2014










Peace and light,

We are offering discounted dreadlock retouching/maintanence work
For the discount, you must help us to make dreadlock videos for Youtube
We will charge $40.00 (usually $75.00) for the retouch
and you will help us to make and upload the videos to the site
All the hair sessions take place in the client's home
All hair types are welcome
This exchange can take btwn 5-8hours


Requirements from Clients:
1. You must have dreadlocks already
2. You must have a computer, internet service, and a video camera or phone that allows you to make clear, good looking videos.
3. You must assist us with getting our videos to our account
(i.e. downloading the videos to Youtube/vimeo, email them to me, or email them to my google drive)
4. You must provide the space (i.e. home, hotel, residence, etc) for the exchange


Our Part:
1. We will retouch your hair
2. We will bring all the basic dreadlock materials (i.e. products, tools, etc) with us
3. We will provide useful information for maintaining your dreadlocks as needed.


Additional Info:
1. The exchange can take many hours (5-8) so you must be prepared to get your hair done and also do my videos. Breaks/snacks are a part of a healthy, happy exchange.
2. I do my videos in bulk (there can be 20-50) done in a 2 hour period. My videos are usually short and btwn 1-3 minutes.
3. I expect my all videos to be in my possession (in my email or google drive account) within a 2 day period. Some clients provide my videos to me same day or next day.




If you are interested or know someone who could use a dreadlock discount,
email us lovinmydreadlocks@hotmail.com



Blessings and Thanks!!!!!!

Lovin My Locs Hair Services : Dreadlocks Services










Ten Nebula is available to work on all types of hair
(i.e. afro-textured, straight, wavy, curly, thin, thick, gray).
We assist our clients with starting their dreadlocks and dreadlock maintanence.
We do not offer dreadlock extensions or coloring.
All hair services take place in the client's home.



Dreadlocking Techniques Used (Depending on hair type & length)
We use a variety of dreadlocking techniques to start or maintain your locs: crochet method, twisting method, coiling method, backcombing method, palmrolling, latch method, sewing



(1) For Clients Starting Their New DreadLocks ...
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The amount of time to style hair into locs may vary.
It can be between 2hrs-6hrs depending on loc size and length.
You will have to learn how to clean and retouch your own locs to maintain them.
I can also be hired to retouch your locs if you want professional help.

Price: $150.00 (cash), $170.00 (cash)



(2) Dreadlock Maintenance Work for Your Mature Locs (Retouching)
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Maintenance work are for locs that are mature, fully binded and or started by someone else. The hair has new growth (frizzy, stray hairs) and the hair needs to be retouched to look nice and tidy. There a variety of maintenance methods for your locs: crocheting, retwisting, curling, backcombing, palmrolling, etc.
It can be between 2hrs-4hrs to retouch depending on loc size and length.
You can receive monthly dreadlock maintanence by Ten Nebula.

Price: $75.00 (cash)



(3) Reorganized Work for Locs that are unkempt and need structure (Wild Locs)
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Some clients may need professional help to get their locs reorganized.
These kinds of locs may have been done by yourself or someone else and they are poorly done.
The locs are unkempt, disorganized, has loose pieces of hair, and are various uncomfortable sizes. These kinds of locs may need to be pulled apart, restructured, and retouched at the root and ends. For these hair situations, I charge the full starting price because it requires more time than a simple retouch.
It can be between 2hrs-10hrs depending on loc size and length.

Price: $150.00 (cash)


(5) Microdreads
Three inches or less - $200.00
Three inches to shoulder length - $300.00
Longer than shoulder length - $500.00


(6) 1- Hr Dreadlock Consultation by Phone
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This is great for clients who live in other states and cities and need some personal advice on how to solve their unique dreadlock hair situation. Ask whatever is on your mind regarding hair type, products, washing, oiling, techniques, etc. and send pics of you hair. Available to U.S. residents from Mondays to Saturdays 8:00 - 8:00pm (pacific standard time).

Price: $60.00 (by using Paypal)


(7) Dreadlock Removal Services
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I can assist you with removing your dreadlocks. It is a long process that requires time and patience. It can take a day, days , or weeks to complete depending on your resources.

Price: $25.00 an hour (cash)


Locs/Dreadlocks Payments (in cash or Post office money order)
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(1) Beginning/Starting new locs (any hair types, must be at least 3 inches to start, shorter than shoulder length) - $150.00
(2) Beginning/Starting new locs (any hair types, longer than shoulder length) - $170.00
(3) Restructuring wild locs (any hair types, 3 inches or more) - $150.00
(4) Maintenance/Retouching new growth on your locs - $75.00
(5) Microdreads - $200/$300/$500
(6) 1-Hr Dreadlock Consultation by phone - $60.00




Be sure to visit the "Client's Guideline" area for all details
Email: lovinmydreadlocks@hotmail.com



Tips are always welcomed for a job well done.
Tell your friends with dreadlocks about our services.
Thanks kindly for your business!!!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Lovin My Locs Hair Services: New or Starter Dreadlocks





Ten Nebula is available to work on all types of hair
(i.e. afro-textured, straight, wavy, curly, thin, thick, gray).
We assist our clients with starting their dreadlocks and dreadlock maintanence.
We do not offer dreadlock extensions or coloring.
All hair services take place in the client's home.


Dreadlocking Techniques Used (Depending on hair type & length)
We use a variety of dreadlocking techniques to start or maintain your locs: crochet method, twisting method, coiling method, backcombing method, palmrolling, latch method, sewing



(1) For Clients Starting Their New DreadLocks ...
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The amount of time to style hair into locs may vary.
It can be between 2hrs-6hrs depending on loc size and length.
You will have to learn how to clean and retouch your own locs to maintain them.
I can also be hired to retouch your locs if you want professional help.

Price: $150.00 (cash), $170.00 (cash)





(2) 1- Hr Dreadlock Consultation by Phone
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This is great for clients who live in other states and cities and need some personal advice on how to solve their unique dreadlock hair situation. Ask whatever is on your mind regarding hair type, products, washing, oiling, techniques, etc. and send pics of you hair. Available to U.S. residents from Mondays to Saturdays 8:00 - 8:00pm (pacific standard time).

Price: $60.00 (by using Paypal)




Locs/Dreadlocks Payments (in cash or Post office money order)
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(1) Beginning/Starting new locs (any hair types, must be at least 3 inches to start, shorter than shoulder length) - $150.00
(2) Beginning/Starting new locs (any hair types, longer than shoulder length) - $170.00
(3) Restructuring wild locs (any hair types, 3 inches or more) - $150.00
(4) Maintenance/Retouching new growth on your locs - $75.00
(5) Microdreads - $200/$300/$500
(6) 1-Hr Dreadlock Consultation by phone - $60.00




Be sure to visit the "Client's Guideline" area for all details
Email: lovinmydreadlocks@hotmail.com



Tips are always welcomed for a job well done.
Tell your friends with dreadlocks about our services.
Thanks kindly for your business!!!




 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Lovin My Locs Hair Services: Retouching/Retightening/ Maintaining Dreadlocks



 





Ten Nebula is available to work on all types of hair
(i.e. afro-textured, straight, wavy, curly, thin, thick, gray).
We assist our clients with starting their dreadlocks and dreadlock maintanence.
We do not offer dreadlock extensions or coloring.
All hair services take place in the client's home.


You May Need to Retouch Your Dreadlocks with Lovin My Locs Hair Services, if:
- your dreadlocks are looking crazy
- Your dreadlocks are looking wild
- your dreadlocks are not looking too cute
- your dreadlocks are unkempt
- your dreadlocks are way too frizzy
- Your dreadlocks has lots of new growth
- your dreadlocks are beginning to scare you
- you are going to a special event
- you want to look great for an important interview
- you like your dreadlocks to look good all the time
- you just want to amplify your beauty


Dreadlocking Techniques Used (Depending on hair type & length)
We use a variety of dreadlocking techniques to start or maintain your locs: crochet method, twisting method, coiling method, backcombing method, palmrolling, latch method, sewing




(2) Dreadlock Maintenance Work for Your Mature Locs (Retouching)
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Maintenance work are for locs that are mature, fully binded and or started by someone else. The hair has new growth (frizzy, stray hairs) and the hair needs to be retouched to look nice and tidy. There a variety of maintenance methods for your locs: crocheting, retwisting, curling, backcombing, palmrolling, etc.
It can be between 2hrs-4hrs to retouch depending on loc size and length.
You can receive monthly dreadlock maintanence by Ten Nebula.

Price: $75.00 (cash)




(2) 1- Hr Dreadlock Consultation by Phone
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This is great for clients who live in other states and cities and need some personal advice on how to solve their unique dreadlock hair situation. Ask whatever is on your mind regarding hair type, products, washing, oiling, techniques, etc. and send pics of you hair. Available to U.S. residents from Mondays to Saturdays 8:00 - 8:00pm (pacific standard time).

Price: $60.00 (by using Paypal)




Locs/Dreadlocks Payments (in cash or Post office money order)
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(1) Beginning/Starting new locs (any hair types, must be at least 3 inches to start, shorter than shoulder length) - $150.00
(2) Beginning/Starting new locs (any hair types, longer than shoulder length) - $170.00
(3) Restructuring wild locs (any hair types, 3 inches or more) - $150.00
(4) Maintenance/Retouching new growth on your locs - $75.00
(5) Microdreads - $200/$300/$500
(6) 1-Hr Dreadlock Consultation by phone - $60.00




Be sure to visit the "Client's Guideline" area for all details
Email: lovinmydreadlocks@hotmail.com



Tips are always welcomed for a job well done.
Tell your friends with dreadlocks about our services.
Thanks kindly for your business!!!
 

 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Lovin My Locs Hair Services: Twists, Braids, Microbraids, and Coils

 



We offer twists, braids, microbraids, and coils for natural hair.
We do not offer extension work.
Hair sessions can take btwn 2-4hrs.
Microbraids & Microtwists hair sesions can take btwn 6-8hrs.
We work with all hair types
(i.e. afro-textured, straight, wavy, curly, thin, thick, gray).
Payments in cash or Post office money order)


(1) Braids (with your natural hair)
Three Strand Braids for locs - $45.00
Three Strand Braids (for short to shoulder length hair) - $75.00
Three Strand Braids (for longer than shoulder length) - $100.00



( ) Microbraids (with your natural hair/takes btwn 6-8hrs)
Three inches or less - $200.00
Three inches to shoulder length - $300.00
Longer than shoulder length - $500.00


( ) Microtwists (with your natural hair/takes btwn 6-8hrs)
Three inches or less - $200.00
Three inches to shoulder length - $300.00
Longer than shoulder length - $500.00


(2) Removing Braids (natural or synthetic)
Removing braids (for short to longer than shoulder length hair)- $25.00 an hour


(3) Natural Hair Two-strand twist
Two-strand twist (for short to shoulder length hair)- $75.00
Two-strand twist (for longer than shoulder length)- $90.00


(4) Coiling Natural hair
Coiling (for short to shoulder length hair)- $75.00
Coiling (for longer than shoulder length hair)- $90.00




Be sure to visit the "Client's Guideline" area for all details
Email: lovinmydreadlocks@hotmail.com




Tips are always welcomed for a job well done.
Tell your friends about our services.
Thanks kindly for your business!!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Lovin My Locs Hair Services: Dreadlock Removal


Dreadlock Removal Services
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I can assist you with removing your dreadlocks (or matted pieces of hair that were unintentional).
It is a long process that requires time, focus and great patience.
It can take a few hours, a day, days , or weeks to complete.
The length of time to remove locks depends on your resources (money, assistants, time) , hair type, and hair length.

Please be prepared to sit for long extended hours.


Price: $25.00 an hour (cash)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Lovin My Locs Hair Services: 1- Hr Dreadlock Phone Consultations

 1- Hr Dreadlock Consultation by Phone (local & Nationwide U.S. Clients)
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This is great for clients who live in other states and cities and need some personal advice on how to solve their unique dreadlock hair situation. Ask whatever is on your mind regarding hair type, products, washing, oiling, techniques, etc. and send pics of you hair.

Available to U.S. residents from Mondays to Saturdays 8:00 - 8:00pm (pacific standard time).



Price: $60.00 (by using Paypal)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Lovin My Locs Hair Services : Restructured Dreadlocks


 (3) Reorganized Work for Locs that are unkempt and need structure (Wild Locs)
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These kinds of locks are newly done or lightly matted.

Some clients may need professional help to get their locs reorganized.
These kinds of locs may have been done by yourself or someone else and they are poorly done.
The locs are unkempt, disorganized, has loose pieces of hair, and are various uncomfortable sizes. These kinds of locs may need to be pulled apart, restructured, and retouched at the root and ends.

For these hair situations, I charge the full starting price because it requires more time than a simple retouch.  The hair is taken apart anew and the locks are redone. It can be between 2hrs-10hrs depending on loc size and length.



Price: $150.00 (cash)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Lovin My Locs Hair Services : Dreadlock Techniques We Use On Our Clients



We use a variety of dreadlocking techniques to start or maintain your locs depending on the client, hair type and hair length:


- twisting method,
- braids
- coiling method,
- backcombing method,
- palmrolling,
- latch (interlocked) method,
- sewing
- crochet method,





















 

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Lovin My Locs Hair Services : We Work With All Hair Types


We work with all hair types and clients from different racial backgrounds:

- Straight hair
- afro-textured hair
- gray hair
- thinning hair
- curly hair
- short hair
- long hair
- wavy hair
- oily hair
- dry hair







Thursday, May 26, 2011

Lovin My Locs Hair Services: Guidelines for Clients








Guidelines for Hair Services



The Client's Home for All Hair Services
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Hair services takes place in the comforts of the clients home.
Clients need to have their washed and dried prior to visit.
If you have specials waxs, oils, or gels you prefer to have used, then please have them present during the appointment.


Hair Care for All Hair Types
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We work with all hair types i.e. afro-textured, straight, wavy, curly, thin, thick, gray, oily, dry.



What we don't offer
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We do not offer dreadlock extensions of any kind or hair coloring.



What tools do I bring with me to the client's house?
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For loc work, I bring with me to all appts. a tail comb, mixed beeswax, crocheting needle, and metal hair clips.

For twists/braids/coils, I bring with me to all appts. a tail comb, hair gel, and metal hair clips.



What products and tools you may choose to have at your home for dreadlocking work?(depends on hair types and length)
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Clients may choose to have these needed materials at their home to take care of their newly styled locs: brush, oils, certain kind of hair wax or gel, towel, rubberbands, fine tooth tail comb, water spray bottle, hair clips



Preparing to have your hair locked
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Remove any braids beforehand.
Remove any synthetic hair beforehand.
Clients must have there hair washed and dryed before our appointment.
Clients need to have the any preferred materials (i.e. wax, gels, oils, etc.) at their home prior to appointment.
Feel free to have a pictures of the desired size of your wanted locs.



Availablity
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Our hair locking services are available Mondays to Saturdays from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm.



Transportation
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Clients must live in my city and reside near bus or train service if I am to get to their house by myself.

If you don't live near bus service or in my city, I am fine with you picking me up and dropping me back off near bus service or train service .



For Clients Who live in Other Nearby Cities
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I work in my city, so if you happen to be near the city I am in, you can make an appt. with me. Reminder: I don't drive at all. Hair Sessions take place in the client's place. If you would like an appt. but live outside of my city, you may need to:

1- do the session at a family member's or friend's house in the city I am at
2- rent a room at a motel/hotel for the day or a few hours to get your hair done in the city I am in
3- pay for my round trip bus or train ticket to your city
4- pick me up and drop me back in the city I am in



Phone Consultations
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Phone sessions are one hour. You can email to schedule your appt. Payment are done using Paypal. You must make your payment before the sessions takes place.
Available from Mondays to Saturdays 8:00 - 8:00pm (pacific standard time).




Payments
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Payments must be paid on the same day.
Payments can be paid in cash or post office money order.
No checks or partial payments, please.



Cancellations
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We would appreciate a 24-hr cancellation notice.



Refunds
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There are no refunds on services.



References
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Be sure to tell your friends with dreadlocks or natural hair about our great site and services.


Tips
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Tips are always welcomed for a job well done.


Hair Stylist
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All hair is done by Ten Nebula.



Contact Info
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You can reach me for more info or to make an appointment by
Email: lovinmydreadlocks@hotmail.com





Thanks Kindly for your business.
Bright Blessings to All!!!!!!!

Lovin My Locs Hair Services: Prices & Rates







*****Notes:
Payments in cash or Post office money order
Payments are due the same day of service.
No checks or partial payments, please.
No refunds on service.
Tips are always welcomed for a job well done.
Thanks kindly for your business!!!!


Dreadlocks
Starting new locks - $150.00/$170.00
Restructing wild locs - $150.00
Retouching locs new growth - $75.00
Microdreads - $200/$300/$500



Braids
Braids for natural hair - $45/$75/$100


Removal
Removing braids - $35/$45


Micros
Microbraids - $200/$300/$500
Microtwists - $200/$300/$500
Microdreads - $200/$300/$500


Twists
Two-Strand Twists - $75/$90


Coils
Coils - $75/$90


1-hr. Dreadlock Consultation by Phone
$60.00




Be sure to visit the "Guideline for Clients" area for all detail
Email: lovinmydreadlocks@hotmail.com



Thanks for visiting and your business!!!!

Lovin My Locs Hair Services : At-Home / In-Home Care

We offer our hair services in the comfort of your home
You can be relaxed
You can take your time
and you can enjoy snacks, tv, or movies while getting your hair done
You receive personal care & advice about your dreadlocks and hair

A History on DreadLocks






Dreadlocks, also called "locs" or "locks" or "ras" "or "dreads", are matted coils of hair. Dreadlocks are usually intentionally formed; because of the variety of different hair textures, various methods are used to encourage the formation of locks such as backcombing sections of the hair, twisting or a process involving the weaving of the hair with a crochet hook to form knots.

Dreadlocks are associated most closely with the Rastafari movement, but people from many groups in history before them have worn dreadlocks, including the Hindu Shiva worshippers of India and the Sufis Rafaees , the Maasai of East Africa, and the Sufis malangs and fakirs of Pakistan. Dreadlocks can represent a spiritual journey that is not just related to the Rastafari movement.

The first known examples of dreadlocks date back to North Africa. In ancient dynastic Egypt examples of Egyptians wearing locked hairstyles and wigs have appeared on bas-reliefs, statuary and other artifacts.[3] Mummified remains of ancient Egyptians with locks, as well as locked wigs, have also been recovered from archaeological sites.[4]

The Hindu deity Shiva and his followers were described in the scriptures as wearing "jaTaa", meaning "twisted locks of hair", probably derived from the Dravidian word "caTai", which means to twist or to wrap. The Greeks, the Pacific Ocean peoples, the Naga people and several ascetic groups within various major religions have at times worn their hair in locks, including the monks of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, the Nazirites of Judaism, Qalandari Sufi's the Sadhus of Hinduism, and the Dervishes of Islam among others. The very earliest Christians also may have worn this hairstyle. Particularly noteworthy are descriptions of James the Just, first Bishop of Jerusalem, who wore them to his ankles.

Pre-Columbian Aztec priests were described in Aztec codices (including the Durán Codex, the Codex Tudela and the Codex Mendoza) as wearing their hair untouched, allowing it to grow long and matted.

In Senegal, the Baye Fall, followers of the Mouride movement, a sect of Islam indigenous to the country which was founded in 1887 by Shaykh Aamadu Bàmba Mbàkke, are famous for growing locks and wearing multi-colored gowns.[7] Cheikh Ibra Fall, founder of the Baye Fall school of the Mouride Brotherhood, claims that he was "the first dread in West Africa".

A person with thick locks.In Jamaica the term dreadlocks was first recorded in the 1950s as a term for the "Young Black Faith", an early sect of the Rastafari which began among the marginalized poor of Jamaica in the 1930s, when they ceased to copy the particular hair style of Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia and began to wear dreadlocks instead.[citation needed] It was said that the wearer lived a "dread" life or a life in which he feared God, which gave birth to the modern name 'dreadlocks' for this ancient style.[citation needed]

Many Rastafari attribute their dreadlocks as a dedication to Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia as well as the three Nazarite vows, in the Book of Numbers, the fourth of the books of the Pentateuch.


Dreadlocks in history has been worn by a variety of people:
(1)Africans
(2)Buddhists
(3)Rastafarians
(4)African-Americans
(5)Priests and Priestesses
(6)Witches and Wizards





(Info from Wikipedia.com)

Different Names for DreadLocks

There are a variety of names used to refer to dreadlocks:

locs,
locks,
ras,
dreads,
jaTaa,
jatta,
strong hair,
notty's,
ndiagne,
palu

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Qualities Associated With Dreadlocks

Some positive qualities that are associated with locked hair are:

1. freedom
2. self-identification
3. uniqueness
4. rebellion
5. strength
6. power
7. a focus on oneness with spirit
8. creativity
9. nature/natural

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

What Are Some Reasons Wny People Get Dreadlocks?

1. they are pretty
2. they are easy to style on the day-to-day basis
3. they wish to grow their hair long
4. spiritual reasons
5. it is a practice in their family or culture
6. locs look cool
7. they just want to see what they look like with them
8. they are unique
9. religious reasons
10. as a rite of passage
11. they want to keep their hair (and lifestyle) natural
12. they are comfortable
14. they strengthen one's connection to heritage

Spiritual Ways to Care for Your Locs

Spiritual Ways to Care for Your Locs


1. Make sure to allow your locs to breathe on the daily basis, if you wrap them alot. Let them get lots of sunshine and fresh air.


2. If you feel that your locs have dense lower energy in them or you have alot of lower energy in your crown chakra, then give your locs a sea salt water rinse. This will help you to release negative energy from that area.


3. Aim to keep your locs clean, beautiful, well-groomed, well-maintained, and full of love.

4. Be patient with growing your locs and spread that patience around in the other areas of your life.




For more info on self-healing, visit www.Tennebula.blogspot.com

Thursday, March 10, 2011

When Do You Need Your Dreadlocks Retouched, Retighened, or Maintained?





You May Need to Retouch Your Dreadlocks with Lovin My Locs, if:

- your dreadlocks are looking crazy
- Your dreadlocks are looking wild
- your dreadlocks are not looking too cute
- your dreadlocks are unkempt
- your dreadlocks are way too frizzy
- Your dreadlocks has lots of new growth
- your dreadlocks are beginning to scare you
- you are going to a special event
- you want to look great for an important interview
- you like your dreadlocks to look good all the time
- you just want to amplify your beauty

Quotes on Dreadlocks and Hair



Quotes on Dreadlocks and Hair


"I couldn't imagine those black ropes on their heads were hair...natural hair to which nothing was added, not even brushing....I wondered what such hair felt like, smelled like. What a person dreamed about at night, with hair like that spreadng across the pillow..."
Quote from "Dreads" book intro by Alice walker


"Trust The Universe and Respect Your Hair"
by Bob Marley


"A Man Who Cuts His Hair is Like A Tree Without Leaves"
Rastafarian Proverb


"And he put forth the form of a hand, and took me by a lock of my head;
and the spirit lifted me up between the earth and heaven."
Ezekiel 8:3


"Light Runs Tings"
Quote by Ten Nebula


"Illusions May Scream Loudly but They Are Still Illusions."
Quote by Ten Nebula

Ways to Reduce Frizzes In Your Dreadlocks

Ways to Reduce Frizzes

 

- Use a pomade or cream when palm rolling hair

- wear a silk or stain scarf to sleep in at nights

- Palm roll hair often

- Avoid drying your hair wildly with a towel, pat dry

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Wrapping Your Dreadlocks

Wrapping your dreadlocks can be fun, creative, a way of life, and numerous others things
Our site talks about the loveliness of wraps
and hows and whys of this great art


visit, share it with a friend, and follow us!!!!!!!


All About Wrapping Your Dreadlocks"
http://wrappingyourdreadlocks.blogspot.com/

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Tools for Dreadlocking

These  are some tools you may wish to keep to help start or maintain your locks
or to have around when your dreadlock professional appts take place

brush,
oils,
towel,
rubberbands,
fine tooth tail comb,
water spray bottle,
hair clips,
crocheting needle,
scarf

Monday, November 15, 2010

Take Great Care of Your Dreadlocks

Keeping your locs groomed

- Retwist your locs every few weeks.

- Use your chosen wax or oils or creams on the new growth as needed.

- Palm roll them as needed to keep them unified and neat.

- If your hair requires it, you may need to put rubber bands at the base & tips of your hair while they are locking.

 - Remember that you have to be patient & committed to get the locs you desire. they take work and devotion and it will show up in the end

 

What is a Lock?

A lock is a section of hair that has intertwined or matted together and can not easily be combed or picked apart. Locks are made up of tangled unshed hair. You comb your hair to keep tangles out and to remove the hair that sheds.

The average healthy person will lose between 50 - 150 hairs a day. This is normal. When you stop comb your hair those hairs get caught up and tangled and intertwined to form a lock. So it is really time and the shed hair that forms a lock.


(Info taken form www.squidoo.com)

How to start Locks

How to Start Locks on Any Kind of Hair


Locking Techniques
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There many ways to lock your hair and you have to choose the method that works best for your hair type and length (i.e. tight curls, coily, wavy, straight, short, long, fine, thick, dry, oily). Check out the section on this site with the youtube videos.





Backcombing
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Backcombing (also known as teasing or ratting) is a way of combing hair which is used to create volume as well as to create certain hairstyles. Backcombing means repeatedly combing the hair towards the scalp, causing the hair to tangle and knot up. This method is often used in creating various big hair styles such as beehives and dreadlocks.


Comb Coils
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Comb coils can be started on hair that is coily to kinky. If your hair will form a natural coil you can usually start your locks this way. You are basically using a comb to coax a section of hair to form a curl. This method is great if you have hair that is really short. However, any length of coil hair can be comb coiled.


Single twists
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Starting locks with single twist is a lot like starting locks with comb coils. The only difference is that you use your fingers instead of a comb to form the lock. If your hair will form a natural coil you can usually start your locks this way. You can start any length of hair with this method.


Palm Rolls
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Starting locks with palm rolls is a lot like starting locks with comb coils or finger rolls. The only difference is that you use your palms to form the lock. If your hair will form a natural coil you can usually start your locks this way. Your hair should be at least three inches long to start your locks with this method.


Two strand twists/ Double Strand Twists
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If you are looking for a way to start your locks that can be handled a little more at the beginning you may want to consider starting your locks with two strand or double strand twists. Locks started with double strand twist are a lot more durable than locks started with coils, finger coils/roll, or palm rolls. This method will work on coily, curly and wavy hair types and hair that is at least two inches long.


Braids
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Braids are one of the easiest low maintenance ways of starting your locks. It really is as simple as braiding or getting your hair braided.

Locks started with braids can be a wide range of sizes from the size of your finger to the size of a piece of yarn and every diameter in between. This method works on all hair types but is especially good for those who have hair that will not coil or have various types of hair on your head.


Woven/Interlocked/Tool Started Methods
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Weaving or interlocking the hair is a sure fire way to start locks (and maintain locks) on any hair type. Even the straightest hair can be locked with this method. The hair is woven from tip to root with your fingers or a tool. When you get to the base you are done.

It is kind of like braiding only backwards. And like braids, locks started by weaving or intertwining the hair are a lot more durable than other methods. You can use this method to start locks of any size. If you want exceptionally small "micro locks" this would be the way to go.


Yarn Braid Extension
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If you want locks and: a.) have a perm and don't want to cut it or b.) think you want them but are not completely sure consider starting your locks with yarn extensions. Yarn braids (a.k.a Nu Locs) are simply extension braids that are braided with acrylic yarn instead of synthetic hair. You really only need an inch or two of hair.

For more information on locks and locking visit
www.MyNHCG.com



(info taken from www.squidoo.com)



Website with more info on methods for locking your hair
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Knatty Dread - http://www.knattydread.com/dreadlocks-info/making-dreadlocks.html

Hair Products You May Use to Start Locking Your hair

Tools & Products You May Use to Start Locking Your hair


A. What products you may need to start your locs?
(depends on hair types and length)
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oils, hair beeswax or gel



B. Products You Can Use to Loc Your hair
You can use a variety of products to loc your hair.
Use the products that feel best to you.
You can go to walmart, Target, and Walgreens to get some of the products.
You may have to order your goods online.



Here are a listing of some hair oils & creams that can be used to bind the hair
when you first start to loc your hair:
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(1) 100% Beeswax- this is the most common and be bought in many places but some people don't like it as much because it can attract alot of dirt. Alternatives to using wax are pomade, clay, balm, cream, styling glue.
(2) Carol's Daughter Loc Butter - can be purchased online or at Sephora's
(3) Sebastian Molding Mud
(4) Nature's Blessings
(5) Organic Root Stimulator Lock & Twist gel
(6) Rasta Locks and Twists Locking Gel
(7) Knatty Dread Natural Dreadlocks Lock Shampoo
(8) Dread Head's Dread Soap
(9) Knotty Boy Dread Wax
(10) Knotty Boy LockSteady Locking Gel
(11) Oyin Handmade's Grand Poo Bar (shampoo bar)
(12) Jamaican Mango & Lime Loc gro
(13) Softee Hair Styling gel
(14) Shea Butter
(15) Taliah Waajid Tight Hold


(C) Shampoos for Dreadlocks & Residue Free Shampoo
- Oyin Handmade's Grand Poo Bar (shampoo bar)
- Knatty Dread Natural Dreadlocks Lock Shampoo
- Dreadhead HQ
- Neutrogena's anti residue shampoo
- Fantasia's 100% pure tea anti-buildup shampoo
- Doc Bronners soaps

12 Great Tips for Maintaining Your DreadLocks

Great Tips for Maintaining Your locs after starting them
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Since we have different kinds of hair types, please choose the maintainence path that feels right for you and works with your hair type. certain hair types may take longer to loc then others. Be patient. Be prepared to do the neccessary work and use the needed time to keep your locs beautiful.



(1) Keeping your locs clean
*Here are a few Cleansing or Shampooing Options
- You can wash them when you feel ready
- you can spray them with sea salt water to cleanse them and get rid of oils
- You can also cleanse your scalp with witch hazel. Use a cotton ball. Don't rinse.
- You can use a non-residue shampoo like i.e. Dreadhead HQ, suave clarifying shampoo, Neutrogena's anti residue shampoo, Fantasia's 100% pure tea anti-buildup shampoo or Doc Bronners.
- You can put a nylon (pantyhose)over you locs and wash them to prevent new locs from coming undone.
- You can wash you hair with a bar of soap, if the locs are fully binded. The soap can be for dreads or be all-natural.


(2) Conditioning Options
- You can use a regular conditioner
- You can put in a leave-in conditioner (cream or spray).
- You can use a 2-in-1 shampoo conditioner.


(3) Drying Your hair Options
You can lightly towel dry
You can air dry
You can blow dry


(4) Moisturizing Your Locs
For people with tighter curls, get in the habit of oiling your scalp and putting on a hair cream on locs to keep hair moisturized.
If you you just want a little moisture, You can add a bit of vitamin E oil to your locs to keep them healthy.


(5) Protecting locs from breakage
Cover your locs with a silk or satin scarf or cap each night to protect your hairline and locs. Also, it keeps them from getting messy.


(6) Keeping Your Locs Tidy & Linens clean
You may wish to keep your locs in a headband during sleep to keep them neat.
You may also chose to place a towel on your pillow or use a ratty pillowcase to prevent the wax & oils from messing up your linens.



(7) When using waxs to start or retouch locs...
- pay attention to your hair and decide when is the perfect time to apply wax wax locs, when wet- damp- dry



(8) Scents and Your locs
- when you are around smelly place or you are cooking foods, put a hat on your hair
- make sure to thoroughly dry your hair to avoid mold build-up
- you can use essential oils on your hair to give a pleasant scent, just mix them with jojoba oil


(9) People who have locs and thin/thinning hair
These are some ideas that may help you in you have thin or thinning hair. Use the ideas that work best for you and your hair type.
- Sleep in a satin or silk scarf to reduce hair breakage
- use hair products that are enriched with vitamins and minerals
- if you don't like sleeping in a scarf, then use a satin or silk pillowcase to sleep on
- use natural hair oils on your scalp that promote hair growth
- give yourself regular head massages
- don't over twist or retuch or style your locs
- refrain from putting your hair into a single ponytail
- if your locs become to heavy, be willing to cut them shorter


(10) Vitamins, Essential Oils, and Foods for Healthy Hair-
Vitamins that are good for your hair: A, B, Biotin, C, E,
- Essential oils that are good for your hair (Always remember that you cannot use these essential oils for hair direct to your hair, but you should mixed with carrier oils first): Carrier oils are olive and jojoba oil,
Essential oils are Lavender, Basil, Chamomile, Lemon, Myrrh, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sage, Tea Tree, Ylang Ylang
- Foods that good for your hair:beans, eggs, berries, oats, brown rice, sunflower seeds, carrots, kale, oranges, nuts,


(11) Kinds of Locs (sizes & lengths)
Loc sizes and lenghts vary. They can be micro thin, pencil thin, thick, or be done in one loc and therefore be the entire size of the head. Some people have short locs and some people have locs that reach down to there ankles. Whatever the size and length of your locs, honor and take care of them.


(12) Avoid stains
Using waxes on your locks  can stain your sheets or fabrics
- use a towel on your pillowcase to reduce stains on linens
 

Friday, November 12, 2010

Residue Free Shampoo & Washing Your Locs

Two articles on Residue & Washing Your Locs




Residue Free Shampoo? What exactly is residue?
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A general definition of soap residue is anything that's left behind after the soap is rinsed away. We take for granted that some part of soaps and shampoos that we use remain after we rinse. We know that our hands and hair have a fragrance and we associate this with them being clean. We know logically that our clean hands to not smell like fruit, obviously we are smelling a scent and that means that something is on our hands still...even if it isn't the dirt that we intended to wash away. Some residues like scent and conditioners are added to be left behind on purpose. Others are related to how the soap works and are present even when nothing additional is added to the soap. Such is the case with traditional soaps such as castle soaps. These soaps are very poor at rinsing away. This is why they leave rings of residue behind in sinks and bath tubs when they are used. Some people are very sensitive to these residues but most have no problems with them, in fact you might choose your shampoo based on the smell it leaves behind.

When growing dreadlocks we find that avoiding residues is important for two reasons. First, Dreadlocks need to be clean in order to knot easily. Clean means more friction between hair strands so hair tangles more readily and knots can be started. Residues reduce this friction and impede the dreads ability to lock at the roots as it grows. It also makes maintenance more difficult because it is more difficult to knot straight hair. Using a residue free shampoo helps you form knots at the roots when you clockwise rub and this keeps even the most stubborn dreads locking tight as they grow.

The second reason it is important to avoid residues is to keep the dreads drying quickly. Dreads take longer and longer to dry as they mature and tighten. In tight dreads they hair is packed together very tightly and it's difficult for water to evaporate from the inside of the dreads. If you've ever left wet hair in a pony tail and taken it out hours later to still find it wet you know exactly how this works. Clean, healthy dreads take a long time to dry but if they are allowed to air dry properly, (hanging free, not stuck in a hat or tied up in a pony tail that keeps them wet), they will be fine. Problems can occur though when residues are allowed to build up inside large locks. These residues don't evaporate like the water does. As they build inside the dread they slow down the drying more and more. It's like waiting for ranch dressing to dry instead of water. Eventually it reaches a point where it's is staying wet long enough for mildew to begin growing. As the mildew grows and dies repeatedly the dreads begin to smell like musty gym shorts. This is called Dread Rot. Washing your dreads with residue free shampoos and taking care to let them dry properly will ensure you do not have to have cut your locks due to a bad case of dread rot. It's important to note that smaller dreads always dry much quicker than larger dreads. While they will still dry noticeably faster when they are free of residues getting dread rot is more rare. It's also worth mentioning that dread rot takes quite a while to get started. Many people have their dreads 2 years or more before they experience it. It can be heart breaking to loose dreads that are several years old so be aware that the potential exists and take steps to avoid it.



How often to wash dreads? (optional)
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There doesn't seem to be one right answer to this question. Two facts have a lot of bearing though. First, washing dreadlocks helps them mature. This may not have been your experience in the past but the truth is that once dreads have begun to lock and are no longer in danger of falling out washing them and getting them truly clean will help them tighten. Second, washing dreads that are delicate can make them fall apart almost completely. This has led people to fear washing. When you wash for the first time and how often you wash for the first few month has a lot to do with the method you use for starting your dreadlocks. If you start your dreads by twisting alone they are very delicate for a long time. People often wait a month or so before their first washing. Dreads that have been backcombed are much less delicate, especially when they are secured that the root and tip with a rubber band. Please note that rubber bands can damage the hair if they are not used properly. Dreads that have been "latched" or pulled through themselves are less delicate still; however they are not fully dreaded in the true sense of the word. Latched dreads are a combination of knots and dreaded parts. This can be seen on close inspection, although this is harder to see in dark, textured hair.

When twists are washed great care has to be taken not to disturb the twists more than necessary. Washing the dreads with a tight nylon stocking on the head can help keep the twists together. Washing still needs to be done delicately and rinsing away all the shampoo requires great care. Leaving shampoo of any type on the scalp will cause itching later. The nylon stocking cap needs to be tight enough to hold the twists against your scalp to be effective. After you think you have rinsed all of the shampoo out continue to rinse it a bit more. If your locks are a bit more established you can remove the cap at the end of the rinsing and very carefull rinse them a bit more trying to disturb them as little as possible. You might try reducing the water pressure just a bit to avoid blasting the delicate twists apart.

When dreads are started by backcombing or latching they can be washed as soon as 4 days after putting the locks in. The dread should be palm rolled1 often during these first days to help prepare them for their first wash. Palmrolling continues to be important during the first few months as the dreads mature. Washing in regular intervals will keep itching to a minimum. After dreads have matured washing frequency varies a lot from person to person. Those with highly textured hair generally have less oil produced at their scalp and are comfortable washing less frequently. Once a week seems to be common.



(Taken from www.knattydread.com/knatty-dread-products/knatty-dread-natural-dreadlocks-lock-shampoo.html)

Locking Stages

Once you have your starter locks, if you are like most may be impatient to be completely locked. It is understandable but remember that locks are a lesson in patience. No matter what way you start your locks there will be an amount time that you will have to wait before they are completely mature. The amount of time will depend on your hair type and the method that you used to start your locks.

Knowing the locking stages will help you to as you are waiting. You will know what to expect and also when you are making progress. There are three basic locking stages baby locks, teenage locks and mature locks.



Baby Locks
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The baby lock stage starts from the moment you start your initial locks until they first start to bud and mat. That could be anywhere from three to six months all depending on your hair type. If your hair is coily or curly it may be on the shorter side. If you have wavy hair that is soft and fine you may have to wait a little longer for this stage to pass.

During the baby stage you will need to be extra careful with your hair if you have started your locks with coils, or rolls. You need to give them some time to set so you will want to wait at least 3 weeks (but no more than 4) to allow them to settle. During that time you can cleanse your scalp with an astringent and you will want to have your hair retightened by palm rolling or twisting.

If your hair was started by double twisting, braiding, interlocking, or with extensions. You will not have to worry as much about your locks coming undone but you still need to be careful while washing especially if you have a resistant hair type.



Teenage Locks
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The teenage time is characterized that may want to do their own thing. They will be budding, forming little balls of solid matted hair, in the middle and at the tip. Your hair may look very fuzzy and frizzy. And it can be frustrating to know what to do with it at times. Don’t despair all locks go through this stage. It only last for a few months to a year.

Avoid the temptation to gel the strands in to submission, over twist or stress about your hair. It will turn out right in time. Just stay on top of your maintenance – re-twisting, palm rolling, or interlocking – for your lock type. Remember to separate after washing to keep your bases from joining and continue being patient.

If you started your locks with coils you will want to wash your hair every two weeks. If you want your hair to stay looking neat you will have to palm roll or twist your hair each time you wash. If you started your hair with braids twists or interlocking you have a little more freedom to wash your hair more often.



Mature Locks
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Mature Locks are characterized by locks that are completely locked from tip to base. They are stronger and can stand up to most handling. Most locks reach maturity within two years. If your hair is coily or curly it will probably reach maturity sooner.

Once your lock are at this stage you may decide that you want to wait a little longer between maintenance or you can keep the same schedule. You will be able to wash your hair as much as you like and you can use some types of conditioner, which is not really recommended during the other two stages of the locking process.



(Info taken from www.mynhcg.com)

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