FAQ's About Dreadlocks

*How long does my hair have to be to start dreadlocks?

The reccomended length to start dreadlocks differs depending on what method you are using for making dreadlocks. For backcombing your hair should be at least 3 inches. I can make your dread from at least  2 inches, for twisting your hair should be around 3-4 inches.

*Can I swim with dreadlocks? Yes, you can swim with dreadlocks
Isn't that nice. Dreadlocks are just like every other hairstyle in this case. The only thing you need to do differently when you have dreadlocks is make sure all the water is removed from your dreadlocks after you are finished. You do not want your dreadlocks to ever hold water because they may start to stink.

*Can I stop brushing and washing my hair and make dreadlocks?

This method for making dreadlocks is appropriately called the neglect method because you basically neglect your hair and hope it turns into dreadlocks. This method is not very asthetically pleasing and it only resembles dreadlocks for about 40% of the people who use it.

*What should i do the first day of my dreadlocks?

Depending on the method we use but, with comb twist, you should not wash your hair after 2 weeks. Come back let us wash it, this time we are going o perm roll it. kenie at Hair la Belle has her own Method.

*Can I wash dreadlocks?

Yes, but after your hair has locked because locks is a long journey. it takes any where 3,6 to 12 month to lock properly  depend to the individual as per texture of hair. residue  free shampoo is recommended. 

You can wash dreadlocks, and fortunately it's not hard. The suprising thing about dreadlocks is the cleaner they are the faster they will lock up and look good. You should wash your dreadlocks at least twice a week with a residue free shampoo. And also your hair needs good conditioning.

*Do I have to use a special shampoo when I have dreadlocks?

You need to use a residue free shampoo when you have dreadlocks. When you have dreadlocks the residues left behind build up in the middle of your dreadlocks, which can cause them to smell or loosen. 

*Do I have to take the dreadlocks out every night?

No, you do not have to take dreadlocks out every night.

*Do I have to use a special product or shave my head to remove dreadlocks?

You do not have to use a special product or shave your head to remove dreadlocks. You can remove dreadlocks by soaking them in strong conditioner and gently combing them out. I must warn you though, depending to the length of time you've had it, it takes a lot of time and you should expect losing some hair.

FAQ's About Hair Extensions

Hair extensions have been used for decades to emphasize beauty.

Hair extensions, also called hair weaves, are lengths of real or synthetic hair that are closely attached to a person's scalp, adding length and/or thickness and beauty to the person's own natural hair. There are several different methods for attaching hair extensions, some of which are longer lasting than others. When well matched in color and texture, and professionally applied, hair extensions are designed to mix in and move naturally with a person's own hair, making it difficult to tell the person is wearing them. They can provide volume, extend hair, and add highlights or lowlights. With the proper maintenance, some extensions can last up to a full year before they need to be removed.

Q. Will people be able to tell that I'm wearing extensions?

A. The majority of clients want the most subtle, invisible look possible, and we are happy to accommodate. Anyone who has never met you will not be able to tell that the extensions aren't your very own hair.

Q. Can you match the highlights in my hair and can I continue to get my highlights done?

A. This one is easy-we tend to use color blends with hair, especially with light browns and blondes-the very top of your hair will not have extensions on, so we generally match the color you have at the nape of your neck, and we can match the streaks if you like. Your colorist simply works around the extensions to re-color. We can also use extensions to give you highlights without compromising your hair.

Q. Will extensions ruin my hair?

A. Not at all. We have many ways to put in your extensions. The most common one is the sew in: Hair is braided so tiny and the extension is seed in.

Fusion: This is installed in with the micro links. Both are safe and very easy to take down. I will advice my clients to come back to me for take down.

Q. I have very short hair-can I get extensions?

A. If your hair is 0-5 inches long, you can get extensions, however, what you won't get is a one length look-it will have to be layered throughout into a shag cut. 

Q. How long will it take to add extensions to my own hair?

A. Appointments run an average of 30mins-3 hours depending on the type you are going to get.

Q. Do I need to buy expensive special shampoos and conditioners?

A. I advice to use moisturizing shampoo & cream conditioner. But because it an extension, it is best to come to the salon in other to avoid

Q. Can I use a hairdryer, hot rollers, hot sticks, tongs and other styling equipment?

A. Yes, you can use all of the above, We only use real human hair.

Q. How long will my extensions last?

A. It's different for everyone but averages 4-6 months.

Q. Do You Have a Cosmetology License? Can you cut and blend my extensions?

A. Yes.

Q. Can I bath, shower, swim, go out in the wind and rain, and play sports in my new extensions?

A. Your new hair will look as fabulous wet as real hair does, and the extension joins will not show in water. You can wash and style your extensions exactly as you would your own hair (do be a little gentler). Extensive water exposure will loosen braids underneath or bonding though-so dry carefully after. If you swim a lot, I recommend to braid it up or  wear a swim cap.

FAQ's About Braids

Q: What type/texture/color/length of hair can you braid ?

A: We braid all types, texture and color of hair. African-American, Caucasians, Chinese, Spanish and Indian hair. As for length, we are able to grasp hair as short as 1 inch, sometimes even shorter. 

Q: Should I bring the extension or do you provide the hair?

A: We will be having our beauty supply soon. At this moment, we only carry a very few .

Q: My hair is black, but I want to braid it with a light color. Should I color my hair before I get the braids? 

A: No. It is not necessary to color your hair in order for it to match with the extension color. We just use the extension color you want and blend it with your hair as we braid.

Q: My hair is coarse; can I use a relaxer before I get some braids?

A: No. Never perm, color or use any chemical in your hair right before getting braids. This will only               damage your hair. If the hair is too coarse for the comb to pass through easily. 

Q: How much does it typically take to complete various styles of braids, weaves and twist?

A: Typically Cornrows with extensions are 1 and 3 hours, depending on design and layers. Individuals with human or synthetic extensions would take between 4 and 6 hours, and is typically the same for styles like the kinky and nubian twist. Senegalese Twist may take between 6 and 8 hours. 

Q: How Long will the braids last?

A: Cornrows with extensions added should last up to 5 weeks. For Individuals braids, weaves and twist with extension, we advise that you keep it in for 8 weeks but no more than 10 weeks. Leaving braids or twist in beyond the prescribed time can lead to your hair locking and hair loss.

Q: What is the best way to transition from relaxed hair to natural hair? 

A: The transition from perm to natural hair may take between 6 and 12 months. During that time it is best that the hair shaft is stable and a minimization of the regular grooming, since regular grooming during the transitional period could lead  to hair breakage. We believe that the hair shaft is best stabilized in braids or twist during the transition.

Q: Can I shampoo regularly if I have braids, weaves or twist with extensions my hair? 

A: We advise that you minimize the number of times that you shampoo while have braids, weaves or twisted extensions in the hair. There are several products on the market that will enable you to do a dry shampoo in between a regular shampoo. We suggest that you do a full shampoo with a stocking cap covering the braids or twist every 4 weeks. 

Q: Will the braids make my hair grow faster?

A: Yes, the braids make the hair grow faster.

Q: How long should I keep my braids? 

A: The length of time you keep your braid depends on the style of braid you choose. Some of our                customers keep their braids in as little as a few weeks and up to a few months.

Q: Can I wash my single braids?  

A: It depends on your experience handling braided hair. We suggest you come to us for this service. If       washing is not done carefully, you may end up losing some of your braids or cause knotting to occur       within your braids.

Q: My scalp is itchy. What can I do to stop the itch?

A: You can use any braid spray since most of them are formulated to help with the itch. You can spray it     on your scalp once or twice a day.

Q: Some of my braids in the front are hanging on a streak of hair. What can I do? 

A: It is time to either take your braids out or get them retouched.

Q: Should I wash my braids before I take them out?

A: We do not recommend washing your braids just before you take them out.
Q: How can I take my braids out?

A: We do offer braids maintenance. Our highly skilled professional braiders are experts in the art of removing braids.