Should I trim my hair before getting dreads?

Luckily for us dread-heads, having split ends doesn’t matter so trimming is not required nor necessary. … Brittle and broken hair is a recipe for future disaster, and therefore not a recommended way to start your locs.

Can you get dreads with split ends?

Split ends occur with dryness. You can prevent them by using a little Dread Butta or Dread-Licious on your dreads a few times a month. Once you have split ends you can’t repair them, they can only be cut – but rather than cutting, it’s generally better to pull them into the dread with a Lock Sculpta.

Do you start locs on wet or dry hair?

Always loc wet hair and then dry it thoroughly. Drying together will help the strands fuse, and wet curls or kinks are easier to handle.

Can I bleach my hair before getting dreadlocks?

You can bleach or dye before or after you dread your hair, it don’t matter. Before is better, if possible, as it will be easier to do without your hair all locked up. Colouring before will also help to fry the hair a bit, which will help the dreading process.

What are the stages of locs?

That said, before embarking on your loc journey, it’s important that you familiarize yourself with the five different stages your strands will go through: starter, budding, teen, mature, and rooted.

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Do dreads get moldy?

Well, this is similar for dreadlocks. Your hair will start to develop mildew, also known in the community as dread-rot if they stay wet too long. This is why we recommend washing your dreadlocks early in the morning and sit under the sun for a little while (don’t forget your sun’s protection fro your skin).

Can I trim my locs?

YES, you can cut the ends of your locs if you’ve been loc’d for at least 2-3 years, or don’t mind waiting for your locs to form another “bud” at the ends, or if you’re just ready for a new haircut (yes you can cut locs into hairstyles!).

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