Dreadlocks : Transformation of twists into dreads. Discover, through Jenny, how I made this change

A desire to wear dreadlocks

Jenny had been wearing twists for six months. Her wish was, however, to have dreads. The twists were just a step towards the locks.

Twists are an Afro hairstyle. It is made up of two strands of hair that are rolled separately on themselves, in the same direction and then together around each other.

To transform her vanilla hair, Jenny was looking for a hairdresser who specialised in dreads. A recognised competence in afro hair was a plus.

An analysis of the work of locticians

The term loctician refers to a professional loctician.

After looking at various websites, Jenny discovered my work through my gallery.

She appreciated the creations I had made with Boudy and Céline.

Moreover, the interviews with Mariaa, Ambre and Stéphanie reassured her of my skills as a loctician on afro hair.

Convinced that I was the right person, she contacted me to transform her twists into dreads.

She had previously consulted my prices and understood my high-end positioning.

Dreadlocks : Transformation of twists into dreads. How did I do it?

The different stages in the transition from vanillas to locks

This work was carried out in several stages:

  • Gather the hair that has grown around each twist.
  • Choose which dread to put them in.
  • Crochet each twist into a dreadlock.

This hooking is done by a technique called "the swedish touch". I created it about twenty years ago. I have been improving it ever since.

This process turns each twist into dreadlocks. This hooking also allows me to literally sew the lock. I also reincorporate all the hair that has grown out of the twist.

Dreadlocks care and advice

To make sure Jenny's dreads look great, I treated them with natural hair products specially designed for afro and curly hair.

These products moisturize the scalp and make every lock shine. They are from Raw Root's and DollyLocks. You can buy them on the dreadheadshop website.

In order to keep her dreads in perfect shape, I recommended that she follow a daily maintenance routine. I also made her aware of the importance of regular maintenance of her locks (four times a year).

This maintenance should be done by a professional. This way, his locks will remain beautiful at all times.

Finally, I taught her different hairstyles for dreads. Jenny will be able to style her locks as she pleases.