After care

Firstly thanks for choosing me to create your dreadlocks. I appreciate your support as a small business it means a lot! On this page you’ll find some instructions and video content to help support you with after care of your dreads.

Any questions please reach out at info@lifeforcelocs.com

Human Hair after care instructions

Human Hair extensions do have a shelf life, as it's not 'living' hair. Check out the information below to look after your hair for as long as possible.

Washing

Refrain from washing hair for at least 3 weeks after creation After the first wash I recommend a follow up appointment to check in on the attachments and tighten up and soft spots (roughly 6 weeks post creation) Use a sulphate-free shampoo. (Dreadlock shampoos are usually sulphate free.)

home maintenance

Palm rolling the extension join will help creation friction and solidify the join (don't over do it though!) When 'Stretching' dreads after a wash, refrain from stretching at the join, carefully hold the dread at the roots and work your way down the dread until the join point. then hold below the join to stretch the extension section.

Products

Use alcohol-free hair products. I recommend natural oils like jojoba and coconut oil, or aloe vera plant to add moisture to the dread bodies and nourishing sprays .

Dry your hair

It's important that after every wash your dreads are fully dry to avoid dampness building inside the dread, which will cause potential mold and rot.

Style , Maintenance , Hair care

Avoid over applying heat to the ends to help extend the hairs shelf life. Use a heat protectant when styling your hair ends. For example if you wanted curly ends apply a keratin smoothing oil to the TIPS only , not the dreads themselves. Ensure you palm roll after having your dreads tied up as that will help lesson soft spots and kinks.

Human Hair extn's

Human Hair extn's

Human Hair extn's

Here's some synthetic hair care tips

Washing hair

Refrain from washing hair for at least 3 weeks after creation. After the first wash I recommend a follow up appointment to check in on the attachments and tighten up and soft spots (roughly 6 weeks post creation)

home maintenance

Palm rolling the extension join will help creation friction and solidify the join (don't over do it though!) When 'Stretching' dreads after a wash, refrain from stretching at the join, carefully hold the dread at the roots and work your way down the dread until the join point. then hold below the join to stretch the extension section.

Products & hair tools

Synthetic hair is essentially plastic, so it won uptake products in the same way natural hair does, take care around heat sources - fire places, open flames, hair dryers and straighteners Because it's plastic, I recommend replacing the extension hair every 6 months. I found with my synthetics, they developed a strange smell. Even though you wash, the hair still retains the residue. Cutting them off and replacing them is recommended.

Dry your hair

It's important that after every wash your dreads are fully dry to avoid dampness building inside the dread, which will cause potential mold and smelly sweat in the synthetics!

Style , Maintenance , Hair care

Avoid over applying heat to the ends as it's plastic. These dreads will likely sit looking stiffer, sometimes steaming the dreads will help soften them a little, take care as the steam may burn your skin! Ensure you palm roll after having your dreads tied up as that will help straighten out any kinks.

Synthetic Hair extn's

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Every so often I send out dread care tips from the vlog, new dreadhead offers and dreadlock product specials to my Inner Circle Tribe. You can become a part of the inner circle too, just click the link below and it will take you to register for free !