Dr. Bronner’s is NOT dreadlock safe!

Dr. Bronner’s uses a process called Super Fatting. Super Fatting is a process where additional oils/fats are added after the saponification process. In order to be deemed Dreadlock Safe, 100% of the ingredients need to be saponified (made water soluble). Otherwise, the fats and oils get trapped in the loc in the form of residue and build up.

There is a list of Tested Safe shampoos here in a previous post and on our IG story highlights: @Wild.by.Design.pnw

When in doubt wash scalp & locs with Bakings Soda, rinse BS out, rinse again with a 1:4 Apple Cider Vinegar/Water mix, then rinse AGAIN, thoroughly, with cool, clean water.

Inclement Weather & Last minute openings

Good morning everyone,

The weather has been pretty bad. We have gotten dumped with snow over the past week and it is due to continue throughout this week. That being said, we ARE NOT closed, but we are having issues booking appointments.

If you are willing/able to drive up and be on time in the snow, please text or email us ASAP and we can get you in on one of our upcoming cancelation spots.

The weather forecasters do a decent enough job these days that weather isn’t really a reason to miss your appointment. Please plan slower routes and give yourself adequate time to get here. Remember, if it usually takes you about 40min to get here, plan for 80min. If you arrive early, there are tons of great spots to check out right up the road to keep you occupied till your appointment.

Be safe and well!

Wild by Design Team

Patience

I’m sorry if I am not able to reply to emails fast enough for everyone or if I am difficult to reach, but I am just one person and I do have a family.

I try very hard to give 100% to each client that comes through my door. Which means that I don’t answer emails/calls while I’m with a client. That only gives me about 2 days a week to answer emails and book appointments. That also means that I work 7 days a week.

Also, if you tell me you are in no hurry, I WILL take that to heart and prioritize other people who are in a time crunch.

Please try to understand.

Thank you so much 🙏🏼

Violet

Wild by Design

Busy Season

Because our busiest time of the year is November-January it can take longer than usual for inquiries to be processed during that time.

In the future, feel free to pre-book your holiday appointments in advance to save the hassle and heartache of trying to squeeze in before the end of the year.

We currently have 40 outstanding emails and only 5 remaining appointment slots this year.

Out of the Office (Nov 10th- Dec 2nd)

We are booking for December and January, but we are currently out of the state. We will be back in the office on December 2nd to respond to emails. Please let us know what your availability is for Dec/Jan and we will get you scheduled as soon as we are back in the office.

Thank you and happy holiday!

Wild by Design

Did You Know?

All the shampoos that I recommend lather. If it doesn’t lather when you use it here is why and how to fix it…

Why: If you wash less often than once a week, your hair gets pretty oily and environmental debris gets trapped, along with air pollutants and what have you. This makes the shampoo/cleanser work harder to break it all down. Rather than lather the shampoo/cleanser just breaks down the oils.

Fix: Wash twice. Yup, it is that simple. Do a little scrub and make sure you get your shampoo/cleanser everywhere on your first wash. Rinse your locs (don’t worry about being thorough with this rinse). Then “soap up” again. This time your shampoo/cleanser of choice should lather beautifully.

That didn’t work? You might not be using a truly dreadlock safe shampoo, OR you need to do a thorough deep clean. Sometimes stuff gets trapped at the core of the loc that you can’t see on the surface. A good deep clean can clear that right up. (Recipe on website)

We DO NOT do extensions

We have had an influx of inquiries about dreadlock extensions recently, and we would like to address that.

Wild by Design does NOT offer extension services.  We approach dreadlocks from a natural and spiritual standpoint, not as fashion*. With that in mind, dreadlocks are a journey of patience and self love.  If this is not the dreadlock route you want to take, we recommend finding a studio that better fits your needs.

Thank you for your understanding,

Wild by Design team

* There are a multitude of reasons that extension services are not offered. There are no exceptions.

Thank You

I want to thank you all for your well wishes as I’ve been recovering. I appreciate your patience and understanding more than you know.

I will be slowly taking shorter appointments coming up this week, as I’m able to stand for longer periods of time now, and I will be trying to get back to all your wonderful inquiries. Almost 3 weeks out of work has made my inbox a little hectic, so bare with me.

-Violet