Here at West LA Dreads, we’ve seen and repaired it all. From dreadlocks wrapped in twine to a giant mound of wax taking over one side of a client’s head, we’ve sighed and silently (and sometimes not so silently!) cursed the online wax-pushers and the locticians who insist on creating lumpy, interlocked knots in unsuspecting clients’ hair.
As it takes longer to repair a dreadlock disaster than to dread hair from scratch, here, then, is our Ten Commandments of Dreadlocking that every current and future dreadhead would do well to heed to ensure that their beloved dreads stay as lovely as possible throughout the years.
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OF DREADLOCKING, presented by West LA Dreads (Stay tuned for more elaboration in the coming weeks)
#1: You Must Keep Them Separated
#2: Thou Shalt Not Interlock
#3: Thou Shalt Never Use Wax
#4: Thou Shalt Not Cut
#5: You Must Never Go To Bed With A Wet Head
#6: Saltwater, Good; Chlorine, Bad
#7: Section it Well
#8: Thou Shalt Avoid Residue
#9: Thou Shalt not Suffocate Your Dreads with String or Twine of Any Kind
#10: Thou Shalt Maintain