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Hi, does anybody know a good place or recommends a person who knows how to make dreadlocks? Location: Zurich, Winterthur, Bern
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http://www.synaesthesie.ch/dreadlocks/

I typed dreadlocks and Zurich...
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Hi, does anybody know a good place or recommends a person who knows how to make dreadlocks? Location: Zurich, Winterthur, Bern
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Make them? I thought they just happened naturally if you didn't wash, brush or cut your hair.
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Re: dreadlocks

yeah, you cant just make dreadlocks, unless you want some fake dreadlock extensions (that would be pretty funny). If you let your hair grow, and then stop brushing it (but you can still wash it), they will form on their own. When I had long hair I used to have to brush it all the time to make sure that I [I]didn't[I] get them. IMHO, they sometimes look nice but are actually disgusting. I've had a lot of friends who have had dreads in the past and after having them for years, and then cutting them off, they were all horrified at how nasty they were inside.I guess if you kept them very thin, and washed them often, they wouldn't get all funky. But that's a lot of maintenance. For what it's worth, it's just way easier to cut your hair...

On a side note, I met an old frenchman in Nicaragua who had his dreads for so long they had turned into one big dread - the 'unidread'. It hung down his back to about his waist, about as thick as my calves. It reminded be of a beaver tail. I wondered if he could ever wear t-shirts, as there would be no way to put them on...only collared shirts for him! He was a very interesting man, having spent years wandering the globe on foot. But he looked like a star wars character ...
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Re: dreadlocks

People, I just asked if someone can recommend a person who makes dreads in Zurich But thanks for sharing your personal opinions anyways
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Dreadlocks, Bern, there is bound to be someone at the Reitschule who can help.
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yeah, you cant just make dreadlocks, unless you want some fake dreadlock extensions (that would be pretty funny). If you let your hair grow, and then stop brushing it (but you can still wash it), they will form on their own.
I beg to differ! Of course you can make dreads xD
There are at least two or three different methods to do it, and clean methods for all I know, and it has nothing to do with fake extensions.

the method you describe is the traditional method which is more commonly used by people who actually follow the rastafarianism.. that method implies that they need to stop using shampoo and then they can only wash their hair 15 days after the dreads are formed with sea water and blue soap.
But that's not the only method and of course it's not even recomended xD

you can make dreads with the needle method for example, wax, and so on...
the concept that dreads are naturally unclean is just wrong

as for places to do it in Zurich I have no idea as I don't know the city yet.. I'm hoping I'll live there next Spring
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How is asking a basic question a silly one?
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Re: dreadlocks

I would grow my own if I had any hair left to do so.


I found something very annoying about the Swiss and Germans calling Dreads, Rastas. Its just wrong, dreadlocks grow on the heads of Rastas, full stop.


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http://www.rasta-hair.ch/301.html
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I would grow my own if I had any hair left to do so.


I found something very annoying about the Swiss and Germans calling Dreads, Rastas. Its just wrong, dreadlocks grow on the heads of Rastas, full stop.


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http://www.rasta-hair.ch/301.html
Is this cheaper in France or Germany? I have been thinking of doing it myself, but not at that price. Simply can't afford 5 to 600 CHF for this.
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So to add to that, does anyone have a salon recommendation along the border in France or Germany that they do dreds? I have watched several youtube videos on it, and just think it will be a mess in the end.
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On a side note, I met an old frenchman in Nicaragua who had his dreads for so long they had turned into one big dread - the 'unidread'. It hung down his back to about his waist, about as thick as my calves. It reminded be of a beaver tail. ..
As thick as your...calves?
Do they accompany you when you travel?
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Re: dreadlocks

When I started to read this post I confess I was a bit annoyed to see the answers because where I come from I see dreads in the heads of people all the time and I just love it!! I'd do it myself but I'm still considering it xD but here in Switzerland is soooo rare :/
Before I came to Switzerland I was just hoping to see a lot of dreadies around here because I find it beautiful but yeah, I didn't know the first thing about this country, I was so disappointed when I couldn't find those people.. I still am xD
I'm hoping it to be different in Zurich as it's a big city and so x)

Good luck to you guys finding places where you can do your dreads for a better price, show them to me then
If I'm to do it I'll do it in Portugal where is cheaper
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When I started to read this post I confess I was a bit annoyed to see the answers because where I come from I see dreads in the heads of people all the time and I just love it!! I'd do it myself but I'm still considering it xD but here in Switzerland is soooo rare :/
Before I came to Switzerland I was just hoping to see a lot of dreadies around here because I find it beautiful but yeah, I didn't know the first thing about this country, I was so disappointed when I couldn't find those people.. I still am xD
I'm hoping it to be different in Zurich as it's a big city and so x)

Good luck to you guys finding places where you can do your dreads for a better price, show them to me then
If I'm to do it I'll do it in Portugal where is cheaper
How much cheaper? Easyjet is always an option and I have family there.
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How much cheaper? Easyjet is always an option and I have family there.
well I believe that depends on your hair because in Portugal I think in most places you pay by the hour... so the more hair you have or the more longer it is, more money you'll spend.
I wanted to do dreads before I came here, but then I didn't do it because I didn't know if I could find a job in Switzerland having dreads (sometimes people have dificulties finding job with dreads and tattoos and so, which is stupid but that's how it is I guess). But anyway, I looked in 2 or 3 places before I decided not to do it, and it's around 10 euros by the hour. So the more hair you have, the longer you'll have to wait for it to be done xD
that's how it is in the places I've looked and I think it's pretty reasonable... of course when I was living there I'd find it very expensive, but now that I work here in Switzerland the prices there are just fine for me that's why I always wait for the vacations to go there and get things done, like my tattoos for instance xD
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well I believe that depends on your hair because in Portugal I think in most places you pay by the hour... so the more hair you have or the more longer it is, more money you'll spend.
I wanted to do dreads before I came here, but then I didn't do it because I didn't know if I could find a job in Switzerland having dreads (sometimes people have dificulties finding job with dreads and tattoos and so, which is stupid but that's how it is I guess). But anyway, I looked in 2 or 3 places before I decided not to do it, and it's around 10 euros by the hour. So the more hair you have, the longer you'll have to wait for it to be done xD
that's how it is in the places I've looked and I think it's pretty reasonable... of course when I was living there I'd find it very expensive, but now that I work here in Switzerland the prices there are just fine for me that's why I always wait for the vacations to go there and get things done, like my tattoos for instance xD
I feel Swiss prices are fine as well. I just can't afford it, and want to make a change real soon. My hair is fine, and comes mid way down my back. If I don't get dreds, I will hack a lot of it off, I just want a change, and I want it now.
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I feel Swiss prices are fine as well. I just can't afford it, and want to make a change real soon. My hair is fine, and comes mid way down my back. If I don't get dreds, I will hack a lot of it off, I just want a change, and I want it now.
Swiss prices are fine but portuguese prices are better
yeah but the time it will take does not depend only on how long it is.. you see, not only I have long hair but I also have a LOT of hair xD so in my hair it would take a while to do dreads xD
but still, is a good price there. Between cutting your hair off or do dreads, I think you should go with the second option but do whatever works for you
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