What's the point of a loctician?
Their purpose is to make your hair look like you haven't combed your hair in years.
it's stupid. Don't be one.
go to a beauty school for a license in whatever, but don't start scamming people into thinking they need dread products and monthlymaintenance.
Ok, hold on a moment, people. While I hear what you are all saying, this site generally does advise against using locticians, there is no need to be so mean and negative. Is it possible that you could be a loctician that helps people start their dreads off right? Maybe help people section their hair and do some T&R-ing and educating them on how to best take care of their budding locs? I am not sure one could make a good living out of doing just this, but there is no harm in educating yourself and helping others do their locs in a good and healthy way. After all, we could argue that SE is a loctician because he is helping all of us with our locs as well.
I say to Dia Grant, good on you! The best thing you can do is look around this site, find out what is best to do and what is important not to do and see where you can take that information. Don't feel that being a good loctician means that you HAVE to give people dreads the "salon" way!
locticians in general use ther absolute worse methods charge insane prices and create disasters
now that doesnt mean you have to too
but some states require liscinccing to become a loctician or even tio braid hair (because braiders and locticians do it so tight they cause permenant scalp trauma)
if your state requires liscincing you need to take courses that teacj you all the wrong things to do and never even mention that dreads dread on theyere own
if yoiur state requires none then read every single thing on this site
now we came up with a certified organic locticia n program a year ago with a strict no harm philosophy
we have not found 1 loctician to qualify
if your really interested on being a loctician i suggest you try to qualify for that status
but from the expereiences of our members all locticiian expereinces end up with help a loctician really screwed up my dreads and did some really dumb things to them
wehave seen almost none who had good experiences (well 2 less then 1% werent disasters)
30 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 10 feet long
also on the board of, and a student glider pilot with freedoms wings international - soaring for people with disabilities
I agree with Meg.
It sounds like your upset because you didn't hear what you wanted to.
I am sorry you decided to leave, because if you had stayed you would have realized
that there is TRULY little rudeness here
And you would have gained loads of knowledge.
Hope to see you back though
Peace & love,