Mountain Dreads

Organic Dreadlocks Book: Journal, Diary, Manual


This incredible book from Organic Dreadlocks contains all the step by step know-how in creating & maintaining beautiful natural dreadlocks.

Along the way it is infused with their story as artists as well as over 500 stunning and inspirational images of people with dreadlocks from all over the world.

Seven years in the making it is visually and informatively one of a kind and contains QR codes that can be scanned to view the corresponding course video for course members.

DREADLOCKING COURSE with 19 course videos - Available here

Learn everything you need to know about dreadlock information, creation, maintenance, repair, structuring the scalp, all varieties of extension, makeovers, unique restructuring techniques, colour blending and more. 

By Amy King and Stefan Spescha (Organic Dreadlocks)

What you'll learn

Module 1:

  • Introduction

Module 2:

  • Essential Skills in Dreadlock Creation
  • Different methods of making dreadlocks
  • Dreadlock Mapping
  • Tools of the trade
  • Preparing the hair for new dreadlocks
  • Thin vs Thick
  • Layout at the scalp-sectioning and sizing
  • Step by step diamond structure
  • How to twist and rip
  • How to crochet
  • The ends
  • Aftercare & washing

Module 3:

  • Maintenance
  • Different methods of maintenance
  • When to and how often should dreadlocks be maintained?
  • Meeting and greeting a first time maintenance client
  • Separating dreadlocks at the scalp
  • Scalp health and hygiene
  • How we maintain dreadlocks at the scalp: Two methods
  • Maintaining the body of the dreadlock
  • Straightening out shrunken, bunchy, zigzagging dreads

Module 4:

  • Extensions and Transplants
  • Our journey with human hair dreadlock extensions & ethical considerations
  • The basics of our extensions craft and why we do it the ‘hard’ way
  • Sourcing hair
  • Colour matching
  • Creating a dreadlock extension with human hair
  • Creating a layered effect and a ‘v’ shape
  • Extending already existing dreadlocks or creating new long wispy ends
  • Extending with pre-existing dreadlocks

Module 5:

  • Other techniques & offerings
  • How to join two or more dreadlocks together
  • Shaved sections
  • Dreadlock removal / unpicking dreadlocks
  • Cutting length off dreadlocks
  • Dreadlock overhaul and restructuring

Module 6:

  • Customer Care & Self Care
  • Questions to ask before booking in a new client
  • Creating a studio environment
  • Meeting a new customer receiving new dreadlocks or a big transformation
  • Personal health & safety measures
  • Supporting your client

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