FAQ

The Dreadlock Answers You Need

If you are considering getting dreadlocks, but have a few questions, try reading the following FAQs. If you need a dreadlock hairdresser in Norwich or the surrounding areas, we can help. Give us a message or call and our dreadlock salon will be happy to help.

 

WHERE DO YOU OFFER DREADLOCK SERVICES?

Dreadlock Chili Pepper offers dreadlock services in Norfolk in the United Kingdom. We can service dreadlocks at our salon in Norwich on the weekends, and operate as a mobile dreadlock technician on Mondays, servicing areas such as Norwich, Hethersett, Wymondham, Attleborough, Thetford, and more. Whether you want dreadlocks created from scratch, or you need your messy dreads neatened or repaired, Dreadlock Chili Pepper can help with your dreadlocks!

HOW LONG DOES MY HAIR HAVE TO BE TO GET DREADLOCKS?

We can create dreadlocks from hair that is 15cm (6 inches) in length. However, if you have strong, dense hair that is shorter than this, it may be possible to use dreadlock extensions (made from real human hair) to give you full results without waiting for your hair to grow!

HOW DO YOU CREATE DREADLOCKS?

To give you dreadlocks all we need is you, your hair, a comb, and a crochet needle. That's it! We don't use any chemicals or wax. We separate your hair based on the size dreadlocks you want, then we back-comb the hair to matt it. Then to give your dreadlocks a desirable shape we roll your hair, then use a crochet needle (a very small hook) to weave hairs through the dreadlock - this gives you strong, neat, beautiful dreadlocks.

DO DREADLOCKS NEED TO BE WASHED?

Yes. it is hygienic for everyone to wash their hair! However, you should wash your dreadlocks with fragrance-free shampoo that leaves no residue. Most shampoos and conditioners leave a plastic coating on your hair to give it a silky-smooth feel, however, this will cause your dreadlocks to become loose and frizzy! Using the correct shampoo will leave your dreadlocks clean, tight and soft. Remember though, water/damp rots and smells horrible, so make sure to sufficiently dry your hair after washing! We would be more than happy to show and talk you through the process, so don't worry.

DO DREADLOCKS NEED MAINTENANCE?

Yes, and no.. you could happily leave your dreadlocks alone after we create them for you, however, they will start to get messy over time, and as your hair grows your non-dreaded roots will show. Everyone's hair grows at different rates, some people may need their dreadlocks neatened and maintained every two weeks, some people may need their dreads tidied every two months. However often you need your dreadlocks maintained, rest assured Dreadlock Chili Pepper will be happy to help. Maintaining your own dreadlocks may take double the time and be rather difficult, however, we are would be happy to show you how to do it if you want to give it a go!

WHAT ETHNICITY DO YOU NEED TO BE TO HAVE DREADLOCKS?

People of all ethnicities can get dreadlocks. There are differences between white/European hair, black/afro hair, and Asian hair, however, people of all ethnicities can have dreadlocks! Many ancient and modern civilisations have adopted dreadlocks, ranging from Ancient Greece to modern day Jamaica.

Hopefully the above has answered all of your questions regarding getting dreadlocks. If you have any other questions, please do get in contact. If you have read the above and have decided your want dreadlocks in Norwich (or nearby), give us a call/message/email and we can book you in to start you on your dreadlock journey.