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New Dreadlocks and Maintenance

Dreadlocks Experts since 2008 (Zurich, Basel).

Your Dreadlocks are in good Hands.

We have been experts for dreadlocks since 2008. Whether new dreads, repairs & maintenance or accessories, we can help you.

For all hair types from 15 cm

Dreadlocks take patience. We stand for natural dreads, so we don’t make extensions.

We are efficient with a high quality standard.

We only work with a crochet hook and love. We do not use wax or other curiosities in our technique. Our locations are in Zurich and Basel (Switzerland).

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ONLY WITH CROCHET HOOK AND LOVE
We’ll show you how to do it.
Dreadlocks Artesanal STEP 1 Introduction We separate your hair in squares; these squares will be the bases of your dreadlocks. The bigger the base, the thicker the dreads will be afterwards. Dreadlocks Artesanal STEP 2 Convolute Your hair will be manually convoluted, twisted, and spread out. This way your hair will start tangling towards your scalp. Dreadlocks Artesanal STEP 3 Raw construction The "raw construction" will be crocheted with a 1mm or 1.25 mm crochet hook.

In the process we pierce through the strand of hair and spread out the stiches, just like a sewing machine, as evenly as possible so that the dread will become evenly tight and round.
Dreadlocks Artesanal STEP 4 Raw construction Your dreadlocks will be shorter than your untreated hair.

But you turn over a new leaf!
Dreadlocks Artesanal IMPORTANT NOTES What you need to know before dreading.
  • Your dreadlocks will be shorter than your untreated hair.
  • It may be painful to get dreadlocks.
  • Your new dreadlocks may protrude from your head during the first few days.
  • Especially shortly after creation, your dreadlocks will need lots of care.
  • In case you aren’t 18 yet, please ask your parents/teacher for permission first.
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Dreadlocks Artesanal LIFE CYCLE OF DREADS What you need to know for your journey THE JOURNEY Dreadlocks Artesanal Beginning Baby-Dreads We call newly made dreadlocks baby-dreads. These are compact and also don’t separate anymore. During the first few weeks they may protrude from your head in a weird way, especially when you have short dreads. Dreadlocks Artesanal FIRST 2 YEARS Teenie-Dreads Puberty is the critical time, when your dreadies get a bit older. They can start fuzzing, especially when they are often exposed to water. Dreadlocks Artesanal UP TO 10 YEARS Adult-Dreads Adult dreadies are compact and grow even faster than untreated hair. The dreadlocks only need to be crocheted at the hair roots occasionally. Dreadlocks Artesanal COMBING OUT DREADLOCKS Is it even possible?
  • It is a myth that you need to cut your dreads once you do not want them anymore.
  • Even after many years you can still comb out your dreadlocks. The best way to do so,
    is to first cut your dreads slightly and then to open them from bottom to top using a crochet hook.
  • Your hair will completely recover afterwards (just give it some time).
Dreadlocks Artesanal 10 YEARS + Granny-Dreads Your dreads are pretty old and can become brittle. Use coconut oil to supply your hair with moisture. Continue with your crochet routine.

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In spring 2010 I went to an African lady who made my dreadies in her very own way, the result was that in the end I just had “thin strings”. Later that year I met a man at a street parade who was wearing wonderful dreadlocks. Using his crochet technique, my dread length was cut in half, but therefore my dreads became thicker.

Meanwhile years have passed and today I am proudly wearing real, wonderful dreadies with their original length. Dreadlocks do need patience, care, and follow-up care.

Thank you Marc-Jacques!