Preparing for new dreads

Congratulations on taking this step and becoming an Inspired Soul!

This is an exciting time as many have come to get dreadlocks to mark a change in their lives

and often it expresses a transformation happening within themselves.

I believe we are all “Inspired Souls” that are learning, growing and experiencing life, each from our own unique perspective and we all have life stories that inspire others.

Dreadlocks evolve and grow alongside us.

I am excited to begin your dreadlock journey with you and I am here to support you every step of the way.

Here are some tips to prepare your hair and scalp for an easier transition to dreadlocks.

Try to reduce regular washing. If you can, try for no more than 1-2 times per week. This is to allow the natural oils shampoos strip from our scalp to rebuild and balance. Try to use as natural products as you can. You can rinse your hair inbetween but we want to reduce the amount of product on the scalp at this stage.

Reducing the frequency of washing will also get the scalp used to the reduced need for washing with dreadlocks. With dreadlocks we rely on the natural oils our scalp produces to keep the scalp healthy. You can definitely wash your dreadlocks but the need and frequency is reduced. Lifestyle and environmental factors will also affect the frequency so this is just a general guideline for most people.

Do not wash for 1-2 days prior to your appointment.

Do not use any conditioner , moisturizing treatments or oils (eg Argan Oil)

This will aid the ease and speed with which your dreads will be created. Beautiful silky hair is not a dreadlocks friend! Drier course hair is much better to work with.

If you want to colour your hair please do it PRIOR to your appointment.

This is the same for future dreadlock maintenance.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

I look forward to seeing you at your scheduled appointment soon!

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