What to expect from your dreads


Whilst your hair is being done, you may find it painful. Most people who do a lot with there hair regularly usually don't find it as uncomfortable.
If you go for more of a relaxed & natural look at the scalp, you will find it less painful. We never aim to pull on the hair in any way, However we can not predict how much it may irritate you.


If you have a particularly sensitive scalp, please let us know before hand and we can arrange to do it over two days to allow for extra breaks and to make it easier on your head!


Once your appointment is over & your hair has been completely dreaded, you should expect your dreads to stand up a little, sometimes a lot if your hair is short. This will calm down after around 3-7 days.

Your head maybe sore to sleep on for the first night or two. You may find your head itches for the first few weeks. This is completely normal, especially if you are having extensions in very short hair. This is because the extension hair becomes very rough and scratchy, this will soften up, relax and the itchiness will calm down within a few weeks.

There is a lot you can do to avoid an itchy sore scalp, If you choose to book in with me, I will send you some information on preparing your hair for dreads.


You will need to commit your self to looking after your dreads yourself between maintenance. Most people have maintenance appointments with us every 3-4 months. Some people leave it 6-12 months. If you are someone who would like to keep your dreads very neat, you may need to come back every 2-3 months. If you are considering extensions, Please be aware that some people need to have more regular maintenance with extensions (please read more about this on the following page).


Please bare these things in mind when deciding if dreads are for you, we have been doing this a long time & we like to be honest. We want to make sure all of our clients are aware of the "in's and outs" of having Dreadlocks before committing.