Your Most Pressing Dreadlock Questions: Answered!

 

Are you diving into the fabulous world of synthetic dreadlocks but have a few burning questions?

Fear not! We're here to answer your most pressing concerns with a friendly touch. Today, we're tackling some big ones:

  • WILL THEY DAMAGE MY HAIR?,
  • HOW LONG CAN I LEAVE THEM IN FOR?,
  • WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT ITCHING?
  • HOW TO WASH OR SLEEP IN THEM?
  • ARE THEY HEAVY OR UNCOMFORTABLE? 

Will They Damage My Hair?

When properly installed and cared for, braid-in dreadlock extensions are actually a protective hairstyle. This means they can help your hair by shielding it from environmental stressors and reducing the need for constant styling. Let's break it down a bit further:

The Benefits of Synthetic Dreadlocks

  1. Protection from Daily Wear and Tear: By keeping your natural hair tucked away, synthetic dreadlocks can prevent breakage and split ends caused by day to day hair care products that contain toxic and hormone damaging chemicals so as time passes by your hair tends to be healthier (and so does your body!)

  2. Low Maintenance: Once installed, dreadlocks require minimal upkeep compared to other hairstyles. This can reduce the risk of damage from over-manipulation.

  3. Versatility: You can experiment with various styles, colors, and lengths without committing to permanent changes to your natural hair.

When to Be Cautious

While synthetic dreadlocks are generally safe, there are a couple of scenarios where you might want to exercise caution:

  1. Overbleached Hair: If your hair has been overbleached and is extremely brittle, adding the extra weight of dreadlocks might cause some damage. In this case, it’s best to focus on strengthening and moisturizing your hair before getting extensions.

  2. Severe Alopecia: If you’re dealing with severe alopecia, installing synthetic dreadlocks may not be advisable. The added tension could potentially exacerbate hair loss. Always consult with a hair care professional to determine the best approach for your specific situation.

How Long Can I Leave Them In For?

We recommend 4-6 weeks of wear time for your synthetic dreadlocks. This duration allows you to enjoy your fabulous new look while ensuring your natural hair remains healthy. Once you remove them, you have the flexibility to either immediately re-install them, change up the colors or take a break and enjoy your natural hair for a while. It's all about what feels best for you!

Are They Heavy or Uncomfortable?

Our wavy dreads are some of the lightest dreadlock styles you will find. A full set is around 13oz. Adding braids and synthetic hair to your head does take some getting used to, so sometimes women will notice a little bit of itching, tightness, or it will take a few days to get used to the weight. But don’t worry, we cover the care of all these things inside our 11-part video course you will get as a bonus with your dreadlock order.

P.S. If you order a full set (10 bundles or more), you'll get some sample care products to get you started on helping with this too!

How can I wash them?

Most women wash their dreads once a week, and it's crucial to do so to keep your hair and scalp healthy. Inside our course, we show you exactly how to wash your dreads using our  Divinity Shampoo Bar - For All dreadlocks + Fine/Curly Natural Hair – Wildcrafted Beauty This is your perfect go-to when you have your dreads on and pretty much all you need in a small bar that lasts you months!

Here are some general tips:

  1. Keep Your Scalp Clean: Use our divinity bar or a gentle, residue-free shampoo to cleanse your scalp. A clean scalp is essential for healthy hair growth.

  2. Moisturize Regularly: Even though your natural hair is tucked away, it still needs moisture. Use our Crown Nectar or Cooling Veil for that refreshed moisturized feeling.

  3. Protect While You Sleep: Wear a satin or silk bonnet to bed to reduce friction and prevent frizz. This also helps keep your dreadlocks looking fresh and neat.

 

What Can I Do About Itching?

Don't worry! we get this question all the time. Know that an itching sensation is a very normal feeling everyone feels with their dreads as your hair is parted in boxes and so now there's parts of your scalp that don't have hair on it which means they can't move oil around which causes itching.

 

Here's what you can do about it:

1) The type of dreadlocks you choose should be of high quality, because they are synthetic, the higher the quality, the more it feels like it is mimicking real hair & remember don't put them in too tight! Lucky for you we just launched our Goldie - LONG Venus Dreadlock Bundle of 5 – Wildcrafted Beauty  which have a braided section that lays on your scalp much smoother than our original dreads.

2) Cooling Veil: Give it a shake and spray your scalp all over, go ahead and spray it on your dreadlocks too as it has a disinfectant that works amazing if you're too lazy to wash your hair that day! 

 

Embrace the journey of synthetic dreadlocks with confidence, knowing that when done right, they can be a fantastic way to protect and style your natural hair. If you have more questions or need further advice, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to help you every step of the way.

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Stay fabulous, queens!

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