About Designer Dread

I like flirting with success. In that I mean being on point while being non committal. I have a lot of irons on the fire. I design and refurbish old clothes and furniture. I have an obsession with cultivating natural hair and manicuring dreadlocks. Family, Friendships and relationships are extremely important me. I commission art pieces so please check out my works. Be blessed continually.

How often should I come in for dreadlock maintenance?

Designer Dread

I started my locs with the coil method and its been 3 weeks now. They are all fuzzy and i have alot of stray puffs of hair. I just wanted to know if you suggest i come and get it washed and retwisted or should i wait til it matures some more?………………………………………………………………………….

Wait it out for another 2 weeks or so. Order our witch hazel-tea tree hydrosol to mist your scalp daily and let it air dry. Stay out of the mirror if it helps. You are already dread you just have to grow into them. Its going to grow with perpetual continuity. Sounds like the style is pushing out and attempting to manifest itself into its desired state. Try not to get in the way by twisting it with so called locking gels from a beauty supply store. It will only mat and cake up with dust and flakes…

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DREADLOCK STYLIST ATLANTA GA LOC EXTENSIONS PROFESSIONAL DREADLOCKS LICENSED LOCTICIAN REPAIR SALON 30317

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Specializing In:

Cultivating Dreadlocks * Loc Extensions * Natural Hairstyles * Coil Twists * Kinky Twists * Cuts & Color * Eyebrow Arching * Deep Conditioning * Hot Oil Treatments

Dreadlocks product questions on how to…

 I recently started locs and I feel they are a little large.  My loctician said that it is because of my hair texture and as they become heavy she does not want them to break off. I have also heard from other people with dreads that as long as the hair is moisturized that locs can be maintained smaller no matter the hair texture. What is your take on this? Also if starter locs unravel after say 1 month, should they be coil twisted again or just palm rolled? 
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She is right about providing your locs with enough hair to anchor as support for long thick healthy dreads in the years to come. Successful dreads stem from neglect and are full of product and matted hair and down the road can become quite heavy. Your loctician obviously accessed what she thought would be the best way to start your dreads. All locs start out the gate their own size, strength and length depending on the texture and conditon of your hair & eventually end up doing their own thing as the weeks progress. In the beginning most clients with kinky hair start out with the coil twist. If theyre unraveling this may indicate your locs are budding and in their process. When you come in after your initial visit your starter locs should be shampooed with pure black soap. Dont let anyone tell you different or you will be faced with a compromising hygiene issue especially if you are using synthetic or commercial products. A bonafide loctician knows the technique associated with shampooing your baby locs without them coming out. Retwisting them involves a series of modalities that depend on how your new locs are progressing. At maturity they should be palmrolled from the root all the way down to the end. She also would have an umbrella program that consists of natural organic shampoos, waxes and gels used in the cultivation of natural dreadlocks. In the interim you should have at your disposal all the information a loctician has because it is a relationship not a secret mission with cloak and dagger tactics to make it seem as if it were rocket science. Its hair and a journey. Every client is different with a set of circumstances that requires a unique approach involving the basic fundamentals. Like, for example:
  • do not put any thing in your hair you would not put in your mouth
  • locs equals patience.. at the end of your patience you will find heaven
  • anyones hair can loc because all hair sheds and locs form from shedded hair
  • locs are historical.. history is a living organism which means shedded hair is not dead hair.. neither are your locs

How often should I come in for dreadlock maintenance?

I started my locs with the coil method and its been 3 weeks now. They are all fuzzy and i have alot of stray puffs of hair. I just wanted to know if you suggest i come and get it washed and retwisted or should i wait til it matures some more?………………………………………………………………………….

Wait it out for another 2 weeks or so. Order our witch hazel-tea tree hydrosol to mist your scalp daily and let it air dry. Stay out of the mirror if it helps. You are already dread you just have to grow into them. Its going to grow with perpetual continuity. Sounds like the style is pushing out and attempting to manifest itself into its desired state. Try not to get in the way by twisting it with so called locking gels from a beauty supply store. It will only mat and cake up with dust and flakes which leads to itching and scratching.

Cultivating Dreadlocks * Loc Extensions * Natural Hairstyles

Bornu is a hairlocking aficionado specializing loc extensions, starting, cultivating and manicuring natural dreadlocks and dread repair. I only use products as close to natural as can get. I’m available via online appointments only these include consultations. Please feel free to explore the information on bornulocs.com to give you insight on what you  can anticipate when you come for any service. Aside from my knowledge of hairlocking I enjoy being personable and having fun with what I am doing. Im a deep thinker, artist, and motivator.  I look forward to working with you. Be Blessed!

HOW TO FIND A GOOD LOCTICIAN

What are the pros and cons or better yet harmful side effects to wearing loc extensions?  How might I find a reasonably priced loctician that is professional and knows what theyre doing?  What credentials might one have to say that they are proficient as a natural hair stylist who specializes in locking hair?

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 If you are contemplating getting Loc Extensions you should beware of counterfeit stylist who market what they cant produce. Impostors lack the skill set & professional credentials that would benefit the customer. Licensed Stylists have a knowledge base about how to protect clients from harmful pathogens and communicable diseases. Your stylist needs to be knowledgeable about how to deal with psoriasis, dermatitis, Seborrhea, eczema and be prepared to deal with these diseases if they are present. Certain synthetic hair types or human hair brands may leave you itching or may break you out. There are ways to pre-treat the hair and scalp to make it conducive to the style you are about to receive. An example of misuse of the mind on the part of the consumer is in bargain hunting for the cheapest price to pay someone who is not licensed to do hair. Then, they are susceptible to going into an environment with questionable sanitary conditions and where unlicensed practices are being implemented. In the end the customer gets exactly what they have paid for. Not just financially, but emotionally and spiritually as well. When you allow a person to do your hair you are taking on that persons energy, good or bad. One person gives, the other receives. I have gone behind the work of many hairstylists. The most common thing their former clients complain about are the aesthetic inconsistencies. In other words, the locs are bulky, lumpy, too fat or thin, sliding out, etc. To put in weave human or synthetic requires temperance, patience and self control. One needs to know where just the right amount of hair goes or it will either become too tight against the scalp for the customer to withstand & the loc will look imperfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Which mean you should definitely go to a licensed professional who has been working with dreadlocks for a long time. For productive members of society appearances are very important. There are tools and trade secrets used to enable the client who wish to sport loc extensions. If you decide to consider me for doing this style for you I will give you whatever I have in my arsenal to prepare you furthermore.

 

THE BIG CHOP – WHAT TO EXPECT GOING FROM PERM TO NATURAL HAIR

Im ready to do the infamous big chop and cut my perm out. How long after growing out my natural can I start locking my hair. Also, do you recommend any products to help prepare me for this?
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The BiG ChOP ($45) is a universal term amongst former perm devouts who decide to grow out their own natural hair and after months of new growth get the chemically treated part of their tresses cut off by a licensed professional natural hair barber-stylist in hopes of rocking an afro, some twists, braids, dreadlocks or some other funky styles. I suggest joining up with other bornu loc salon members on my facebook in which you are coming up the same road as. Reach out & interact with them. Listen to what they too have to say about the whole going natural bit. For perm devouts relieved of duty, i recommend shampooing your hair with our blacksoap and using our henna balm. Apply to the hair as if you were using any commercial hair product. Henna is a Leave powder that acts as an antiseptic with legendary curative properties. It has been used to treat acute dandruff problems and when used on the scalp has instant germicidal and antibacterial action that cures most common skin and scalp disorders like excema, excessive oiliness and nappy rashes. Moreover, herbal henna is an excellent deordorant for dreads.
Click here to see how henna is traditionally applied. After about 6 weeks with repeated use, we can start the locking process.