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How I’m Creating my Dreadlocks

I can’t believe I am posting this with my hair sticking straight out of my head!!!! But here’s to being brave!!! I did a quick video on how I am creating my dreads, because I’ve been getting some questions about it.  I apologize for the quality of the video.

dreadafiedI have wanted dreadlocks for so long!! However, when I attended cosmetology school (I’m not sure I should announce that I am a cosmetology with my hair looking like this!! ) I pixie cut my hair, and it has been short ever since.  This is the longest my hair has been in 19 years!!!! 

I have added synthetic dreadlocks extension while it grows out.  And I will make a video on how I created the extensions and install them.

I used the pull and tear method to start, then back combed (if you grew up in the 80’s you know ALL about back combing!!), and then I used a highlight needle, (you could also use a crochet hook) to pull the hairs to the inside of the dread making it tight.  It’s been a VERY LONG process!!!