Extending real dreads with SE's?

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Extending real dreads with SE's?

Post by LonelyAngel » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:29 pm

Hiya, I currently have short hair, approximately 4 inches long. I have dreaded the first three inches so have stubbies :D

I have plaited some very lovely SE crocheted synth natural dreads into the last inch and secured with elastics but I wondered if I could extend my real stubbies with these current dreads without having to take them out, wash my dreads and install them again ...is it possible with SE's cos they have loops on but they're such a fantastic colour match I wants them forever :D

Thanks x
I may never be a tall blonde-haired beauty but what's wrong with a short dread-headed cutie?

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Re: Extending real dreads with SE's?

Post by iddylove » Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:02 pm

you could cut the top loop of the SE off, unravel it a bit, then use a felting needle or crochet hook to attatch them to your dreads.

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Re: Extending real dreads with SE's?

Post by Librarynerd » Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:27 pm

If you are planning to have natural dreads long term it is worth it to extend them with real human hair. Synth hair and human hair are going to age differently and the junction could become very obvious over time.

Human hair is expensive but if you plan to have real dreads for years it's is worth the investment.
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Re: Extending real dreads with SE's?

Post by iddylove » Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:05 am

i agree with that, and actually, if you buy it in bulk, it really not that bad.and its not like you have to get some nice sleek remi thats gonna cost you a fortune,since your just dreading it anyways.lol

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Re: Extending real dreads with SE's?

Post by convenientlust » Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:03 am

Librarynerd wrote:Human hair is expensive but if you plan to have real dreads for years it's is worth the investment.
^Yup, agreed.

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Re: Extending real dreads with SE's?

Post by NirvanaMarie » Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:23 am

If you want to rock them for awhile, go for it! But long term would benefit from human hair extenders.

Check out our tutorials on human hair dreads!
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Re: Extending real dreads with SE's?

Post by LonelyAngel » Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:22 am

Thanks for you help guys :D
I may never be a tall blonde-haired beauty but what's wrong with a short dread-headed cutie?

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