Introduction: Installing Synth Dreadlocks on Long Hair

If you don't know how to install synthetic dreadlocks on long hair properly you run the risk of covering up your dreadlock entirely. Join us in this tutorial where Doc will show you how to get the most out of your long hair'd dreadlock installation!

For this tutorial you will need:

  1. Double Ended Synthetic Dreadlocks
  2. Elastic matrix thread OR Small Elastic Rubber bands
  3. Shears
  4. Rat-tailed Comb
  5. Hopes and Dreams

Get your supplies and follow along with the video!

Step 1: Section Hair

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Cut your thread to an appropriate length. Section the hair for one dread and split the natural hair in two halves (side by side).

Step 2: Position Dreadlock

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Lay the extension dread in between the two sections at the centerfold. Position the two sections of natural hair making one a top and one a bottom strand.

Step 3: Braid in Dreadlock

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Move the lower section over the top of the natural hair, underneath the dread, and back over the dread. Your section should end as the top strand now. Repeat this motion, alternating strands until you have reached the ends of the natural hair.

Step 4: Tie Off Natural Hair

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Hold one side of the elastic thread in with natural hair and extension dread, and wrap the other leg around the loose hair for several turns. Tie both legs of thread together into a secure knot.

Step 5: Secure Loose Ends to Complete Installation

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Wrap the longer leg of the elastic thread around the dreadlock and any loose hair for several turns, finishing past the natural ends. Complete three loop knots around the dread. Repeat with the other leg of thread and finish by tying them together. Repeat with this a bunch of times until you have covered your head with your amazing new hair.

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