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How do you make dreadlock extensions permanent?

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Gather single ended dreadlocks, a needle, thread and scissors. Cut the single ender off the weft and overlap the ends of your natural hair with the extension. Leaving a loop of thread, push the needle through the extension then back toward the loop. Next, sew through the bottom of your natural hair and pull tight. Continue sewing small sections of natural hair around the extension and threading the needle back up. Blend until the transitions are smooth.

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It is important to note that some hair types are not ideal for dreadlock extensions. Individuals with hair qualities like kinky hair or very fine hair, as well as individuals with a history of wax use, may not be candidates for some methods of permanent extension installation.

Before you decide on permanent dreadlock extensions, it is important to consider two things: whether you want to use real hair or synthetic hair, and whether you want the extensions to be pre-made or made-at-installation. There are pros and cons to each of these choices in terms of ease of installation, how natural they look, how long they are likely to last and the ease with which they can be installed.

When it comes to the installation process, Doctored Locks provides a video tutorial on how to add permanent extenders to dreadlocks. If self-installation seems daunting, many salons provide installation services. Consult a professional hair stylist if you have any questions about permanent dreadlock extensions or the installation process.

Also, be sure to look into the proper care and maintenance of your dreadlock extensions to avoid any serious issues and to ensure they last as long as possible.

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