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Dreadlock Extensions

Permanent vs. Temporary

Permanent Dreadlock Extensions

  • Human hair

  • Crocheted into existing dreadlocks or added at the time of install

  • More difficult to remove. They must be cut off and the ends brushed out.

  • May last 1-3 years. The lighter the color, the less time they will last. Platinum blonde extensions usually only last about 6-9 months, so keep this in mind when deciding color.

  • Added to ends of dreadlocks for LENGTH, not density.

  • Natural colors only.

  • Available in curly or afro textures.

  • If you want fantasy or vivid colors on the ends, these can be added to blonde extensions prior to install. However, this may shorten their shelf life and the colors will fade just as on loose hair.

  • I do not recommend coloring or bleaching the extensions after install as this may damage them and shorten their shelf life.

  • See New Dreadlock Creation and Aftercare pages for care information.

Temporary Dreadlocks

  • Synthetic hair or wool

  • You can bring your own set, or contact me for a custom set (synthetic only)

  • If you have existing dreadlocks: can be looped or tied on at the root and can last 4-6 months, depending on extension quality and home care. To remove, snip the tie and slide it off! Used to add density and color.

  • If you have loose hair: can be braided in at the root and can last 6-10 weeks. Can add length, density, and color. They MUST be removed after 10 weeks or the natural hair will start to lock. This is very time consuming and tedious to detangle. To remove the extensions, snip the tie and unbraid.

  • Wide variety of natural and fantasy colors, as well as tinsels, UV reactive, or glow-in-the-dark 

  • Can include dreadlock decorations such as wraps and beads

  • Cannot be colored with hair color at all.

  • Synthetic hair will not fade. Wool can, as it is typically colored with an acid dye. Both can be washed and reused for years.

  • No damage to the natural hair.