Byron Temple Tattoo Dreadlocks

At Byron Bay Temple Locks, we specialise in 100% natural, all vegan dreadlocks maintenance, extensions and installation.

Using a completely natural method, we prevent loss of length of hair.

All dreadlock products we use are completely vegan and cruelty free.

Open from Thursday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Walk-in’s welcome. Sunday to Wednesday by appointment. 

Check out our latest locks on Instagram @byrontempletattoo or email for appointments and enquiries.

Natural & Tidy Dreadlocks with the Crochet Method

We use a non-invasive weaving technique that creates beautiful cylindrical dreadlocks. Completely free of chemicals, glues and waxes.

The crochet method guarantees the least amount of hair damage as it is gentle on the hair and creates well formed dreadlocks from the get go.

All hair types are welcome and we can create your very own personalised set of dreadlocks – from thick to thin, short to long, rounded ends to loose ends – we cater to make the perfect set of locks for you.

We offer full and partial dreads, maintenance, dread restoration, extensions and hairwraps. Send us an enquiry to and we can get you started on your dreadlock journey. 

Pre-visit Preparation

Give your hair a wash and a good brush through before your appointment. It’s also important to have dry hair before getting any dread work done.

Similar to if you’re getting dreadlock maintenance, make sure your dreads have had a recent wash before you come in so you can walk out with a freshly tightened and squeaky clean set of locks. 

Depending on the length of your dreadlocks, several hours or longer is required for your appointment.

We can give you a general indication of the time at your booking.

Dreadlock Aftercare

Dreadlocks need care and maintenance just like any other hairstyle, we recommend washing your dreadlocks every 1-2 weeks to keep them nice and clean.

Maintenance is great to have done every 3-4 months, especially in the first two years of your dreadlock journey. As your locks mature and knot up over the years, they don’t require maintenance as frequently. Once or twice a year is a good rule of thumb for mature locks. However If you prefer very tidy dreadlocks, then maintenance every 3-4 months is still perfectly fine for mature locks.

We don’t recommend putting any waxes or glues in your dreads, this is unnecessary and can cause mold and buildup in the long run. 

Dreadlock Care Instructions


Natural products are best when finding the perfect shampoo for your dreadlocks. Find a non-residue shampoo, with minimal ingredients, no sulphates, parabens or other added chemicals. Hemp shampoo bars are a great option to check out too. And remember, absolutely no conditioner! This leaves a residue buildup in your dreads and can de-tangle them. 

Another thing to keep in mind when washing your dreads is to do it early on in the day, you never want wet dreads when going to bed as this can cause all sorts of nasty things like mold and dread rot. Use a micro fibre towel to dry your dreads as normal towels can leave lint stuck in your dreadlocks. 


This keeps your dreads nice and cylindrical in between maintenance sessions, it helps decrease bumps and lumps and guides loose hairs back into the dread. 

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Keeping your dreads sectioned is one of the most important things to do to keep your dreads growing nicely. This involves pulling the dreadlocks apart at the bases to prevent them from growing together and creating a big mess.

Sectioning is great to do once a week, especially at the back of your head, as this is the spot where it tends to happen most. 

Deep Dreadlock Cleanse

This is a step many people miss although it is crucial to keeping dreads nice and clean over the years. A deep cleanse will remove any built up residue, dirt and sweat from inside your dreadlocks, this is especially important if you’re around smoke, fumes etc which stay trapped inside of your dreads. This is great to do once or twice a year. 

What you will need –

  • A sink or large container
  • Hot water, but not too hot to burn your scalp
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 10 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • Micro fibre towel
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1: Fill the sink or container with hot water 

2: Thoroughly mix in 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar and 1/2 cup of baking soda 

3: Add in 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and the essential oils (feel free to pick any additional essential oils of your choice for some nicely scented dreads) 

3: Submerge your dreadlocks in the water including your scalp. Squeeze and massage your dreads and your scalp, having a friend help at this part is convenient. Do this for about 5-10 minutes and then allow your hair to soak for 20-30 minutes, the water should be looking quite murky by the end. 

4: Squeeze out all the excess water from your dreadlocks and then rinse them off in the shower, shampooing is optional as they should already be squeaky clean. Dry them off with a micro fibre towel and if possible spend some time out in the sun and voila, clean and healthy dreadlocks! 

Temple Tattoo

  • Walk-ins & custom tattoo

  • +61 (0) 478 757 789

  • Mon – Sun . 10.00 – 17.00
  • 8/11 Fletcher Street Byron Bay NSW 2481

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