This is my first tutorial...

This instructable will teach you one method of making solid single ended dreads, starting with the materials you will need and explaining how to set up and backcomb your way to a solid single ended dread.

Step 1: Materials

To start off and through the step of backcombing, all you will need is a comb. You can use a regular comb like the green one, or an actual dread comb like the metal one.

Obviously, the only other thing you will need is your bag of synthetic hair. The best kind for making dreads is the Kanekalon fiber hair. You can find it on many different internet stores
when i.go to.web site were do i get the.haor.whats it under is it het.big braids ?or what is the link its.under,
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<p>Can you do this with wool roving?</p>
<p>no you really do not want to back comb with wool roving. you will want to roll the wool on a hard surface or palm roll the wool into a dread. </p>
I made this but with a cheap hair extension
when i back comb my dreads they become extremely thick and messy, am i doing something wrong? i would like them to be as long as you have them pictured but they ended up being half the intended length.
Awesome tutorial, thank you. Quick question though - in some of your pictures (the ones with the blue, black and white dreads), your dreads seem a bit thicker or... fluffier. How do you achieve that look?
Ive never tried making dreads before, but now im pretty sure ill give it a try :) Thanks for the help! Btw, how can you die synthetic hair since i cant find any cheap different colours?<br><br>&lt;3
try ebay <br>
no problem.<br>synthetic hair can't be dyed... there's a huge amount of colors though that's how I make mine..<br>www.ikickshins.net<br>go there.
This is awesome! xx Was just wondering how to do double ended dreads?? I'm sure its pretty much the same general idea, but how would you start them?
its pretty much the same concept, I'm going to try to make this tutorial this week though so just check back!
where do you find bags of synthetic hair?<br />
I get mine at a place named JJs Beauty supply, Luckily they are much cheaper than lots of the stores for the hair, I only pay 99 cent per bag. If you are near Salisbury, North Carolina, it would be worth your time checking this store out.
how long should it take to do a whole head of dreads? i want to do 90- 120, and they're gonna be both short and medium length... i'm just not sure if i'll have time to finish them before i go to a festival the day after tomorrow...<br /> <br />
&nbsp;In order to cover the whole head with synthetic dreads, how much synthetic hair do you usually by? And how much does all that cost?&nbsp;
&nbsp;When I do a full set, I buy between 10-12 bags depending on how long/thick I'm making the dreads. And when it comes to money, I've never spent more than 40 bucks on a set making them myself.
really more then 40&nbsp; bucks? when i make mine it only takes me about 5 bags of hair... probably why i sale mine for 40 less then others lol<br /> -Harajuku Danielle<br />
depends on how big you make them maybe 60-90 and $1<br /> -Harajuku Danielle<br />
Totally cool !!!
Thank you! Glad you liked it
Thank you for the instructions. I needed it for the soft sculpture dolls I make. ( I call them "locks" as they are not to be dreaded.
You're welcome, glad I could help

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