How long does my hair have to be to start dreds?
at least two inches of growth, may vary depending on your hair texture.
If I have a relaxer/
texturizer can I get comb/coiled twist?
No, because the natural
(unrelaxed) coils in the hair enable the hair to twist. Because relaxers loosen the natural coil, it prevents the hairs'
ability to twist. However, the new growth can be twisted.
What's the difference between dreds &
Twist are the first step in the dreadlock
process. If you are NOT locking, twists are combed out before returning to redo the style.
get twists if my hair is long (over 4 inches)?
How long is the locking process?
One month to a year.
How long does it take to twist?
An average of one to three
hours, depending on the length and thickness of the hair.
How often do I have to get hair maintained?
Approximately every three to four weeks, depending on the style and
texture of hair.
After wearing locs for several years, can they be combed out?
In some instances yes. However, it is not recommended. An alternative suggestion
is to cut them to a more manageable length or grow out new growthto a desired length and then, cut locs out,
Can I swim with a twist?
With some styles and textures, yes,
although we do not recommend it.
How long does it take to grow out of a relaxer?
Three to six months to establish enough new growth for most of the natural hairstyles.
However, there are styles we can do with your hair, while growing out& gradually cutting off the relaxer.