You can let a specialized salon install your dreads, but with the knowledge of the right techniques you can do this yourself! You can also ask someone for help, so you can do it together.
Installing dreads / Dreadlock-extensions, different techniques
First: do you choose single ended or double ended dreads? The install techniques for these two are different. Apart from that it depends on your hair length which technique will be better. Do you have short hair and do you use double ended dreads? Then you need to choose for the basic technique. Do you have longer hair and do you use double ended dreads? Then you should go for the ‘French Technique’ or the 'Fishtail Technique'.
Installing double ended dreads on short or really long hair
Do you have really long hair? Then choose dreads that are the same length as your own hair. Secure the dreads with the basic technique and add an elastic band after you’ve braided a small amount of hair. Leave the rest of your hair hanging down between your dreads. This will give a playful and natural effect.
Here you will see a video from the ‘Basic Technique’:
Installing double ended dreads on medium length hair
Or you can choose the 'Fishtail Technique', when you use this technique it will result in a shorter braid at the base of your dread. You can see how to use this technique in the following video:
Installing single ended dreads
To install Single Ended Dreads you use a different technique. A will come in handy when using this technique! In the video below you can see how the technique to install single ended dreads works.
Enthusiastic about installing your own Dreads?
Getting a dread install in a salon
Have fun with your dreadlocks!