Friday i attempted for the first time the installation of dreads. I wanted to try since long, but my hair skills are really shitty. My sister was hairdresser but she is still busy and i don’t want take her time for myself. I’ve watched a lot of tutorials on youtube. I keep those which seemed the more clear for me and rewatched them. I ordered ready made dreads because i’m too busy for handmade them myself. But clearly it’s an option.
Here i was at half of my head. Luckily i.m under cutted and just have hair on the top. I think it was more easy than a full head.
I need to work after my attempt, so i quickly try a bun
Yesterday we.ve gone to thrift. I’ve tried a side braid, i think it will be my favourite hair style.
Who’s tutorial you used ?
How many dreads you used ?
Less then a complete head i think. I’ve used 8 double dreads ( tardis blue ) and 22 simple dreads. ( purple and black )
How was the pose ?
The pose took me 2 hours and a half. I think next time i will go quickly. You need too section well your hair for a regular pose. I’ve done my installation on a little wet hair, it’s more easy to catch. I used two types of dreads: simple and double. My feeling is double are better, more easy to braid and softer on your hair. Next time i will install mostly double ones.
I will also mix thicker ones for more volume. I will show you of course. You need to reinstall your dreads each 4/7 weeks. I think i will do it after 4 weeks.
The next step will be the first shampoo. When you have dread one or two per week are sufficient. You need too wash very carefully the roots.
Hope this help you if you want to try synthetic dreads. Mine came from Dreadshop, but you can find awesome handmade ones on etsy or ebay. It’s reusable. I’ve ordered my next dreads from Little market for example ( a kind of french version of Etsy )