Everybody wants to save money, but at the same time you want to make sure that the locs that you start or maintain offer you the best value for money. You can opt for a cheap loctician, however you want to get a loctician that won’t cost you more with indirect costs in the future. So you should keep the following things in mind when you are looking for a cheap loctician.
Check the commuting distance from where you are.
Cheaper locticians tend to be based away from city centres. What you will often find is that the time that you spend driving or commuting to the place, along with the cost to get there will end up being on par with a place that is closer to your location if you live nearby another loctician.
Is your time valuable?
Sometimes, there are locticians that are cheaper in price, but take much longer when doing your hair. If you are busy or time-sensitive, then it is in your best interest to find a loctician that will save you time.
For example, if you have locs and work a job that pays you quite alot per hour, it isn’t worth cutting the cost in exchange for losing your time.
The quality of the job.
This is the most important. There is the saying, “You pay peanuts, you get monkeys!” And you don’t want to pay a lower price for a service only for the quality of the job to be poor.
Some of the risks that you can be exposed to with a cheap service includes:
Damaging or breaking your locs.
This is one of the worst things that can happen to your locs. You can potentially lose months or even years of growth from a cheap “botch” job. It simply isn’t worth the risk.
Affecting the health of your locs.
There are some locticians that might not really know or understand what is needed to maintain the health of your locs and your scalp. This might be from the types of products that they use to the equipment that they are using. Ask yourself, is it really worth paying a cheaper price in exchange for something that could affect the health of your scalp? And if something did happen, what would it cost you to get the health of your scalp and dreadlocks back?
How much should you expect to pay for dreadlocks?
As a rule of thumb, a dreadlocks maintainance job will start from about $150 per session if you go with an experienced loctician. However, if you might be able to get it at a cheaper rate if you go with an apprentice, however don’t expect to get a flawless job.
At the end of the day, you will get what you pay for. And it isn’t worth sacrificing the quality of your dreadlock journey in exchange for a little bit of money.