The differences between D.E. and S.E. dreadlocks
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by daddydread_s
5M ago
All synthetic dreadlocks can be divided into two categories according to the type of bases: “double-ended” (d.e.) (when one dreadlock base has two ends) and “single-ended” (s.e.) – dreadlocks with one end respectively. Our answers to the following questions will help you determine which of the two types of braiding is right for you: Super volume or more natural look? D.e. dreadlocks due to the doubled number of ends look much more voluminous than s.e. dreadlocks. It’s possible to choose and adjust the volume. Dreadlocks can also be combined depending on the desired braiding result – for exampl ..read more
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How to prepare for the installation of synthetic dreadlocks
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by daddydread_s
5M ago
Synthetic dreadlocks are both quick to install and safe for your hair, but we have some suggestions on how to prepare your hair for braiding to speed up the work of the stylist and make it more comfortable, safe and long-lasting. How to preserve the quality of your hair If your hair is dry and brittle, it is better to restore its structure beforehand. This is especially true for the ends, which can get dry from wearing synthetic dreadlocks because of the way they are attached. The skin of the scalp should also not be overly dry, because the unusual tension may cause dandruff and unnecessary ..read more
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5 things NOT to do with dreadlocks
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by daddydread_s
5M ago
Dreadlocks are a very comfortable and practical hairstyle that allows you to surpass limitations in color, length and volume. But even with dreadlocks, there are some limitations involved in keeping your hair healthy and looking the neatest it can be. To keep dreadlocks healthy and beautiful for as long as possible, it is worth avoiding the following: Exposure to high temperatures Synthetic dreadlocks or kanekalon extensions should not be directly exposed to high temperatures, as the material is most often not heat resistant, and the extensions can be deformed by melting. You should avoid us ..read more
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Synthetic or natural dreadlocks, which to choose
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by daddydread_s
5M ago
Today there are many types of dreadlocks in the dreadmaking industry, differing in the way of making, wearing period, appearance and structure, based on the division of dreadlocks into natural and synthetic. How synthetic dreadlocks differ from natural dreadlocks, and which type suits you best? Let’s get it sorted! Material As the name implies, synthetic dreadlocks are made of kanekalon, which cannot be dyed because synthetic fiber is too smooth and does not hold on to dye pigment. Natural dreadlocks are made out of your hair and can be dyed the same way as loose hair, but you will need more d ..read more
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Dreadlocks and hair type
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by daddydread_s
5M ago
Hair type is an important factor when choosing dreadlocks. When it comes to synthetic dreadlocks, hair density affects the amount of dreadlocks to braid: a hairstyle with more volume is not suitable for thin and sparse hair, because the relatively large weight of dreadlocks can have a traumatic effect on the scalp and hair. For thick hair, on the contrary, you need to braid in more dreadlocks so that the braided hair would look neat and not too heavy. Thus, as a rule, it amounts to 50-55 dreads for medium thickness hair, 45-50 dreads for thin hair, and 55-60 dreads for thick hair. De ..read more
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How to wash your dreadlocks
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by daddydread_s
5M ago
The process of washing both natural and synthetic dreadlocks is different from washing unbraided hair. You can wash your hair with usual frequency, using your favorite shampoos, but the method of washing has to be changed. Washing method for synthetic dreadlocks: Wet your dreads and scalp. Lather up a small amount of shampoo approximately 1:1 with water. Massage the resulting foam onto the parting and roots of your hair. Kanekalon dreadlocks do not require any cleaning procedures. Rinse the foam thoroughly with running water. Repeat the procedure one more time. We recommend washing your synt ..read more
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