Dreadlock Maintenance with String
First off, natural dreadlock maintenance completes effectively using string to create a basetie. A basetie is a knot sequence made using nylon bonded string.
Fiercelocks offers basetie maintenance
The next thing you should know is that a basetie provides neatness and stability to natural dreads. The low profile knot sequence done with specially created string offers attractive and comfortable results.
Length of an appointment
Also important is that most appointments will take 60-90 minutes to complete. If you receive regular maintenance you would likely experience a shorter appointment time. If you have never had this type of maintenance you might schedule 90 minutes to 120 minutes.
Frequency of Professional Maintenance
Every 8-12 weeks is standard and services every 1-1.5 inches of new growth. Keeping your dreadlock base stable with string is a key to lock longevity. Therefore, when a basetie fulfills its purpose it removes easily at your following maintenance appointment.
Discomfort during service
You might experience mild discomfort at first due to tension. People who maintain regularly do not experience very much, if any, pain. Mild painkillers like ibuprofen are effective if you have a more tender head. This is a minimally invasive technique. You will not experience pulling or ripping of any kind. You will experience a gentle tugging sensation at the base of each lock.
Grown Together locks
Locks that have grown together swill require separation. Rest assured, I have gentle hands. I will separate dreads as needed. Repairs are necessary and to assist with that, I am a dreadlock repair specialist. Important to note, repair can add time to a basic appointment.
Dry dreads are easier to work with
Finally, please come to your appointment with dry hair. You are welcome to shampoo afterwards if you wish. You may also shampoo prior to your appointment. In any event, please dry thoroughly for your service. This process is smooth on dry hair.
This sequence shows prior, during and post maintenance
The first frame below shows fuzzy new growth. From top left to top right you see how I work upwards from the nape. In the third frame you see I’m near the face and almost finished. Final frame shows you a completed lock tidying process.