I am often amazed by clients who are committed to the destruction of their hair follicles and overall hair care just to save a buck. Like clockwork you patronize the business, person (s) who have assisted in the breakdown of your locs. You often let anyone in your locs as long as they can make you look cute but if/when you take your hair down your hair is barely hanging on, locs pop off, some locs are binded together without your knowledge, locs have unraveled all together. I'm appealing to you to take notice.
Take frequent pictures through your hair. Ask questions and if deep down in your gut you're not comfortable with the answer ask the question again. This is your hair and you should be able to wear your hair pulled up or let hang with confidence.
I know that often times clients form long relationships with their locticians but all relationships that's measured in years should not make you want to stay. Some locticians become complacent and use techniques, tools, products that are played out and frankly bad for you. A Loctician can charge you cheap prices because more than likely the products and technology being used are cheap and will not aid in the strengthening of your locs.
Maintenance and Repair should come hand in hand. Hair is like a car you absolutely must get an oil change and everything that comes with that. Some people never get or have been told by their loctician that they need a conditioner, hot oil treatment, deep cleanser. It's your locticians job to inform you when some locs need some extra TLC.
I am also aware that some clients do prohibit their locticians from introducing new products and technologies because that means that there will be an increase in pricing. Don't stand in your way of having amazing hair. Dope styles means nothing if your hair is brittle and weak.
At Get Twysted salon we have a spa maintenance package which includes: either a hot oil treatment deep conditioning, steam treatment deep cleanser or deep scalp massage. You have to get more when you go to a salon or you can just stay home and do it yourself.