Introduction: How to Color Synthetic Dreadlocks

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Surprise! You actually CAN color your synth dreads! In this video Doc will show you the easy steps to get a trendy ombre look with ink!

For this video you will need:

  • Gloves
  • Trash bags (or something to cover your surfaces with)
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Alcohol Ink
  • Spray Bottle(s)
  • Synthetic Dreads

Ready to add awesome color to your awesome dreads?? Follow along in the video!

Step 1: Mix and Test

Cover work space with garbage bags and put on gloves. Place a small amount of Isopropyl alcohol into spray bottle (just enough to work with). Add drops of alcohol ink until desired color is reached (about 20 or 30). Spray on white paper to test the color strength.

Step 2: Lay Flat

Position the dreads on your work space in a single layer.

Step 3: Spray and Saturate

Spray color on dreads. For an ombre or balayage effect, saturate ends and create a lighter mist as you work towards the roots of the dreads. Work color into dread making sure the exterior of the dread is well covered.

Step 4: Flip

Flip the dreads over and repeat to coat the underside.

Step 5: Dry

Allow to dry completely. Now you have awesome two-toned synth dreads!