Still Closed

Sorry folx,

Because my health and safety is important to me, I will be reopening once I feel safe rather than when the state says it’s cool. Especially since I work from home, I can’t risk having people in and out.

With protesting and gatherings going on, Covid cases are creeping back up and we don’t want to be caught in that 2nd wave. On that note also, we are a Black Lives Matter supporting business! Keep your “all lives matter” bs to yourself. If you can’t seem to keep that insensitive bs to yourself, we encourage you to seek out loc services elsewhere.

Thank you for your understanding and continued loyalty. We hope to have you back in our chair soon.

Coronavirus update

Despite restrictions loosening up, we will be keeping our doors closed till we are sure everything is in the clear. Being an immunocompromised person, I can not risk getting sick or possibly getting others sick.

Gloves and fabric masks are not protection enough to be in close quarter with people for as long as appointments typically run.

I highly recommend braiding or retwisting your hair while damp to keep the flyaways at bay till we can safely get you back in our chair. No products, just damp hair. Twist the root and smooth the bodies of the locs while you braid/twist. Leave braids/twists in for a day or two.

Thank you for your understanding and continued client loyalty.

Violet & Charles

Covid-19

Thank you so much for your continued support during these times.

So far the governor has stated that all nonessential businesses are to close their doors indefinitely at this point. This time may seem scary and isolating but remember we’re doing this to show love and community by keeping one another safe.

We look forward to opening our doors again as soon as the all clear is called. Anyone’s appointment who has been pushed back will be first in line for a new appointment times once the closures have been lifted.

Remember to wash your hair more often during this time, as this virus lives on fibers for up to six days. So remember if you’re out at the grocery store that means you have to come home and wash your hair. You can also mist your locks down with an alcohol and lemon/lavender essential oil blend which should kill off any living viruses on the surface of your hair. Keep in mind I have a medical background but I am no doctor.

Please stay safe and we look forward to working with everyone of you in the near future!

Happy Holidays!

No matter what you celebrate, I hope your holiday season was relaxing and fun.

With that being said, we are back in the office again after our holiday celebrations. If you’ve been waiting for a response from us, we will be working our way through inquires over the next couple day’s. Seems a few people wanted dreadlocks for Christmas! 🙂

Looking forward to working with you all again this 2020!

We DONOT “crochet”

Just to clarify, we don’t do any “crocheting” of dreads. We use a small tool and weave your hair back into place using a technique we developed in-house.

“Crochet” is such a loose term and is varies from stylist to stylist. There is no “crochet method” other than simply using a crochet hook. The term “crochet” had even been applied to techniques done with a latch hook.

With that said, when you come here you are getting The Wild by Design method not “the crochet method.” We don’t retwist, backcomb, twist & rip, crochet, felt, or interlock. We also don’t use any products other than witch hazel during the process.

Back to it

Thank you all for your well wishes while we were out celebrating our first wedding anniversary! It was a lot of fun, but I am happy to be back.

We are working to get through the emails that have come in while we were away, and should have the lot sorted either today or tomorrow.

As always, we appreciate your loyalty and your continued interest in our unique method.

Wild by Design

Forgot an Update

Hey everyone! I totally forgot to mention that we are definitely back in the office since our trip out east. We’ve gotten all caught up on emails, so if you are still awaiting a response please send us another message.

I love technology when it works, but it is a pain in my arse when it doesn’t.

Much love

Wild by Design

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.