Please see Pre-Requisites and New Dreadlock Creation first.
Extensions are permanent and attached with a crochet hook, by tangling the dread extension hair into your hair/dreadlock. They are permanent in that they are not braided in, sewn in, glued in, or able to come out (easily), however, they are not meant to last a lifetime either. Typical shelf life for extensions is 1-3 years. Extensions must be cut off and ends brushed out to remove.
For standard dreadlock extensions (less than 6 inches), we create them directly onto your hair at the time of your installation appointment. For extra long dreadlock extensions (more than 6 inches), we custom-make them for your hair PRIOR to the installation appointment. Installation service times vary.
We carry standard hair colors of 100% human extension hair to use for making dreadlock extensions. We cannot guarantee a perfect color match. Hair is non-remy (better for locking) and we do not recommend any hair coloring on the extensions.
Maintenance/washing will be the same as for natural dreadlocks.
Contact us to set up your appointment for permanent dreadlock extensions.
Synthetic extensions are a great way to temporarily try out a dreadlock style or to add some flare to your existing dreadlocks. We have a small inventory of our own premade single-ended synthetics, or you can contact us for custom orders.
If you do NOT have dreadlocks:
Synthetic extensions are braided in with your loose hair. Can be done as a "partial" or "full head." Great way to try out dreadlocks without the commitment. Can stay in for 6-10 weeks, then MUST be removed or your natural hair will start to dread. Once removed, extensions can typically be reused, depending on quality and how they were cared for. Installation times vary, depending on how many extensions. Fairly easy to remove- cut the tie and unbraid!
If you already have dreadlocks:
Synthetic extensions can be looped/tied onto your existing dreadlocks in order to add more fullness and/or to add pops of color and decor. Typically will last t 4-6 months, depending on quality and how well they are cared for. Very easy to remove- cut the tie and slide it off!
Check out Rebecca's story and a look at "before" "during" and "after" her permanent dreadlock extensions installation appointment!