Recent fresh locks and tidy-ups Aug to Dec 2017 #jatadreads #dreadlocks

 

A few of the heads I’ve done from August to December 2017

Important Fee Notice

I’d like to begin with saying a huge thank you to everyone who has trusted me with their JataDread journey.  I am sorry that I have to do this but my hourly rate will be increasing to £20 as off 1st January 2018.  I don’t like having to do this but my study fees have also increased and I use all the money I earn from locking hair to pay for my Yoga studies.  I hope you all understand.

Yogashanti

Recent tidy-ups and fresh locks #jatadreads #dreadlocks

Here is some locks that I’ve either started as fresh locks or tidied up since my last post in February 2017.   Happy days x

Recent Fresh Locks and Tidy-Ups #jatalocks #dreadlocks

 

First pic is a close up of a before and after tidy-up of loops.  Second pic is a tidy-up and the third is fresh locks.  So lucky I get to this work, it is happy work.

Yogashanti

20/11/16 Fresh New Jata Locks #jatadreads #dreadlocks 

Absolutely loved locking these today, been ages since I’ve done a fresh head of locks. lovely person too, had the best weekend.

Yogashanti

My Jatalocks 

Just washed them, they feel lovely. Tomorrow, I’ll do some maintenance, parting, matt roots and hand rolling. I’ll do them all again just before the festive break, when I’ll spend time tidying them up.

Yogashanti

Locked Hair Maintenance, Very Important! #jatadreads #dreadlocks #dreads

Dedicate this post to the person who visited me today for a tidy-up, you know who you are :)!

Look, just because you have decided to lock your hair, doesn’t mean you are free of the responsibilities of personal hair hygiene and maintenance.  If you don’t look after your locks, you’ll end up being uncomfortable from them and with them and there is a good chance, you’ll end up loosing them.

Also, when the day comes to go getting them tidied up, it will be painful, will take a lot longer than necessary and time is money, so will cost you more.  Continue reading

New Locks 10/07/2016 #jatadreads #shiva #jatpeople #jata #dreads

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After 3 n half months time out I’m back to locking hair. So glad. I’ve finally mastered a second technique which is  important because hair types are so different. This lovely lady was excited to lock her hair and I felt privileged she asked me. Cos my hands are rusty from time out, we spread the locking over 2 days. She wanted to keep the tails so as to keep the length. Beautiful bonding time with her, I’m looking forward to teaching her how to lock her own.

Yogashanti

I Miss Locking Hair, Starting Back September 2016

I miss it, how bizarre is that!  But taking the time out is proving to be valuable.

Returning home from my travels I had a back log of emails to get through, enquiring about bookings.  The majority of the enquiries were asking about extensions and that just pissed me off;  a) because these people obviously haven’t taken the time to read and note what JataDreads is all about and b) for fuck sake people, what are your locks supposed to represent?  How false you are? How desperate you are? How vain you are?

Anyway, I’ve calmed down since then, done some yoga study and spent some time in reflection of that study.  And I’d like to get back to locking hair, making new friends with like-minded people and sharing space and time. I’ll take the rest of the summer out so I can achieve a deeper study of yoga and get back to locking hair in September.

My plan is to limit the number of people though, keeping it down to 1 maybe 2 people a month, I don’t want the money I earn from JataDreads to become a necessary income, I need it remain a labour of love.  I’m in no hurry to be busy and hopefully this will weed out the material thinkers who don’t take the time to read about JataDreads.

Yogashanti

Tidy-Up 15/03/16 #jatadreads #shiva #jatpeople #jata #dreads

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Had a lovely couple of days tiding up these locks, this special person is becoming a good friend.  It’s time tho, she started to learn how to maintain her own locks, so the next part of her journey begins.  The centre picture is my friend picking up some of my skills which I hope she will personalise on her journey.