When creating silky dreads, divide hair extensions into sections, backcomb and then twist to form dreadlocks. To finish, use a clothes iron and a wet cloth to seal the dreads so they will maintain their shape. For a full set of silky dreads, you need enough hair extensions to make 40 to 60 double ended dreads, a comb, a coat hanger, a clothes iron and a clean piece of cloth.Know More
Make sections in the hair extensions. Choose a section of hair to start working on.
Hang the coat hanger on a sturdy place. Attach one side of the hair section to the coat hanger. This will hold the hair section in place while you work on it.
Backcomb the section of hair you chose. To backcomb hair, run the comb from the tip of the hair towards the roots. Continue to backcomb the section until the section becomes thick. As you backcomb the hair section, knots and lumps may form in it. Smooth out any uneven areas, lumps and knots with the comb.
Twist the section of hair into a dread to check if it looks even. If it looks thick and even, you can stop backcombing it.
With the dread you are working on still attached to the coat hanger, twist the hair section tightly into a dread. Smooth out any uneven areas using your fingers. Cover the dread with the wet cloth.
Place the hot clothes iron on the wet cloth covering the dread. Move the iron in the opposite direction from the way the hair section has been twisted. Turn the dread over and repeat the same process on the other side.
Finish by snipping off the ends of the dread to even it out.
Short hair can be curled by using a flat iron after separating the hair into two or three sections. Hair should be curled away from the face, working with the top two-thirds of each piece. Curling the entire piece could make the outcome too tight for short hair.Full Answer >
Use scraps of cloth to rag curl your hair without a curling iron or other heat source. Although sturdy fabrics such as denim are easier to roll, lightweight fabrics are easier to secure after your hair is wrapped.Full Answer >
Most dreads will lock in about three to six months, but it really depends on the softness of the hair. If the hair is very soft or was previously relaxed, it can take approximately a year or so to lock.Full Answer >
Dreadlocks can be started in hair that is at least 3 inches long in a few hours. According to Dreadlocks.com, the "backcombing method" is the fastest of the five generally-accepted dread creation methodologies. Experts agree that while it is possible to start dreads in a few hours, it takes from four months to a year for dreadlocks to fully "lock up" or reach maturity.Full Answer >