1 - DREADS VS. LOCS
They are essentially the same thing just different terminology "dreads" is a derogatory term that was used by slave masters in reference to our hair appearing "dreadful". We at Rare Essence refer to them as "LOCS" whether groomed, freeformed, cultivated or not . They are all beautiful Locs and we embrace them all.
2 - If I have chemicals in my hair can i still be able to loc' my hair?
No. Your hair needs to be completely natural with the exception of color. If hair still has processed ends we recomend cutting them off in order to begin your loc'ing journey.
3 - How long does my hair have to be in order to Loc?
We recommend naturally course kinky hair be approx 1-1/2 inches and for looser curl patterns the hair needs to be longer anywhere from 3-6 inches.
4 - Will i be able to shampoo my hair?
Yes After you start your Locs, your follow -up appt will be within 4 weeks (depending on the method used to start your locs) in which we will either do a scalp cleanse or shampoo. During the beginning stages we reccomemd that we shampoo your hair to maintain the integrity of your locs. Once your hair is fully loc'ed you can shampoo as desired.