A wig with dreadlocks, make it yourself!

When you don’t want to install your dreads in your own hair, but you do want to create a dreadlook you can choose to make your own dread wig! Or maybe if you have a party for which you will be wearing a costume and a dread wig would be the finishing touch on your look! In this blog we will explain how you can make this wig with synthetic dreadlocks.

What do you need to make a dread wig?

The materials you need depends on which method you choose. We will explain three different methods. We will use the materials listed below:

Method 1: Braid dreads on to your wig

This method is fairly simple and basically the same as installing Synthetic Dreads in your own hair. Divide the wig hair into strands and braid one dread onto each strand of hair.
To visualise this method you can watch the video listed at the top of this blog. In the video we will show you all of the three techniques that we are explaining in this blog.

Method 2: Crochet dreads onto the wig

This method requires a bit more time, but is also easily executed. Divide the hair on the wig into strands just like in method 1. When you have Double Ended Dreads you will have to cut these straight through the middle where you would normally attach it to your hair. Put the top part of the dread almost onto the base of the wig. Next, wrap a piece of hair around the dread and crochet the hair into the dread with your crochet hook.

Method 3: Make dreads by backcombing and steaming

This method requires the most time, but with some skill and patience you can carry out this option yourself. With this method you will not be using ready made dreads, but you will be using synthetic hair. You will make your own dreadlocks using this synthetic hair!

  • Take a strand of hair from the wig in your hand and shove the dreadtool under it.
  • Take a piece of Kanekalon hair, twist the middle of the hair tight and pull it through the dreadtool.
  • Pull the dreadtool back and hold onto one of the strands of kanekalon hair. The other strand of hair will be pulled through the hair of the wig this way.
  • Take both of the strands of kanekalon hair and the strand of wig hair and backcomb them with the teasing comb.
  • Keep backcombing the hair until it looks like a firmly matted strand of hair.
  • Twist this strand of hair and steam it with hot steam until it becomes a dread!

Good luck with making your dread wig!