How Much Do Loc Extensions Cost?
What is a reasonable price to pay to get lock extensions?
The cost of applying loc extensions can vary depending on many different factors. The price of dreadlock extensions can range from a few hundred to well over a thousand.
First of all, if you’re thinking about getting permanent lock extensions. I highly suggest that you save at least 600 to 1500 dollars. It includes two parts: the locs itself, and how much the loctician charges you for the service, which might include loc installing, hair washing, and styling your hair. I understand that’s a very high amount. But at least you have a range of how much it might be.
If you’re getting permanent loc extensions commit to locking your hair. It is a permanent hairstyle. You were going to pay only this one time for this service. And if things go well, you will keep them in for a very long time, even permanently.
So what factors go into pricing your locs?
The amount you need:
How many locs that you will need for your hair plays a big factor in pricing.
It’s actually hard to figure out how many locs you’re going to need just by looking at your head. So I recommend that whenever you decide to have loc extensions, pay around $50 to a loctician to ask she/he to estimate a certain amount of bundles. You at least know what to expect when you’re getting your consultation done by sending them pictures or videos of your hair. They can see the thickness of your hair with your hair look.
Normally, locs are sold in different bundles, if each bundle has 10 locs and they charged $75. So if you have a lot count of 150 locs, you need 10 bundles to put in your hair. So 75 multiplication 15, is $1125. That’s just for the hair itself, not including the service.
Size of your locs:
The ratio and length of your loc extensions make a crucial part in pricing. It is a tedious process to handmade locs from scratch with hair resources. So that is where a good amount of the money comes in, also is the labor to create your locs. So if you are trying to get very small locks even the. Some people get sister loc extensions or micro loc extensions.
That’s a lot of time inside so you would be charging a good little penny for laborers’ time. If I was going to be having those locs, just be prepared to give out of pocket. The smaller the locks are, more for the length the locs, and the more you’re going to pay. If you want the thicker locs. The bigger they get, the fewer locs you’re going to need, you’re going to pay less money for that.
If you want to save money. Then you can learn how to do this (here is the blog guide of DIY your locs by using afro kinky hair)and just do it yourself and then you’ll save a whole lot of money. You may be able to make your own lock extensions for under $300 when you create your own locs, depending on how much hair you need. But if you do not have the patience to do that. Then you will have to pay someone to make those locs for you.
Also, I recommend you could purchase your loc extensions separately to save some money. But you have to make sure that the reviews and the type of hair. You don’t just buy her from a random person because there are people out there who mix synthetic hair into loc extensions and you only find that out later. Here I would also ask you to have a look at the brand: loxlocs loc extensions. Here you could check the fire test of burning locs to make sure that all premium human hair was used. You could also test the hair with fire by yourself.
Alright so then you have to pay someone to install it but that’s pretty much where the bulk of your pricing is going. The hair installation usually takes anywhere from 6 to 12 hours, depending on your hair, and how fast your loctician works. The size of locs and all of that, so just be prepared that the main bulk of your pricing is going to come with the hair, like who’s going to be making or constructing your locs.
How long are your loc extensions going to be? How thick are your loc extensions going to be? How many locs do you need? Do you want colors? That’s going to add to the pricing. Better to be colored before you get them installed than after.
You want to make sure you’re getting quality hair. You don’t want to be paying for synthetic hair or anything like that. Just because you pay more doesn’t guarantee that you are getting quality, so that’s where your due diligence comes in, to make sure you do your research in finding loctician.
I know it’s expensive, but for the people who choose a permanent loc hairstyle as a commit. At least you should know it’s going to be done right. Do your research of reading reviews and teaching yourself and so honestly become a pro at locs in general, so that way you’re making sure that you’re making the best decision for you. And only you nobody else, I know there are a lot of issues when it comes to people getting lock extensions.
But I honestly think that as long as you find yourself the right loctician and do your research about locs before you get them, you will be satisfied with loc extensions. For permanent human hair loc extensions, you could cut the locs off and then reattach them. That is the same thing as you grew them out in the past and cut them, and you can put them back on in the future.
All in all, you want to be budgeting anywhere from $600 on the low end to 1500 on the high end. And that’s on the high end I paid I got pretty quality work. But depending on your state and where you live, you may end up paying more or less.
I hope this blog gives you an idea of how much do loc extensions cost. Please share us with your thoughts or experiences below so all loc family could have a reference.