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
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
Step 2: Hook Up
Step 3: Sectioning and Length
Take a section off of the synthetic hair that you will be working with.
How much you need to take all depends on how thick you want the resulting dread to be. For this tutorial, I'll be making a pencil thick long purple dread, so I won't need that much.
It's hard to estimate exactly how many you can get per bag, but here's a generalization
(all single ended and all are my experience, these aren't exact statistics. It varies greatly person to person)
Long dreads - Leave the section the way it is
Shoulder length dreads - Cut the section in half
Short dreads - Cut the section in half, then in half again
*FYI: The sections I use can tend to run smaller than others use*
Long - 10-12
Medium - about 20
Short - between 30-40
Long - 6-8
Medium - about 14
Short - about 20-30
*Please keep in mind that the amount of dreads you can get per bag truely does vary person to person. I like to make mine a bit thinner, so therefore I can get more out of a single bag.*