Already have your very own set of installed, synthetic, dreaded extensions??
Well here are some tips for the aftercare!
Yes we wash.
I recommend washing every 4-7 days… I find that washing more often tends to lead to extension slippage, mildew dread and frizziness at the base. If you choose to go longer, that is up to you and friends… ask them if you smell 🙂 (haha)
If it feels tight and pulls, you are probably causing tension on your scalp and bond. Putting them in 14 different styles each day is not going to aide in the longevity of your extensions.
There are many youtube videos on how to style dreadlocks, if you are looking for creative styles. If easy is more your style, I am in love with a dreadie invention we are now carrying in the salon; a 12in wire noodle (not sure what the real name is) but thats the gist of it. Bundle your dreads and bend this wire around them. BEST $10 I have spent to control these bad boys.
BEADS AND DECOR
Yes decorate them!! Hemp, leather, strings etc! Keep in mind, adding a lot of weight is never a good idea for your scalp and hair, and adding thickness and material to your dread can keep it from drying. Watch for weak spots or slipping caused by weight, and make sure your dreadies are drying within a day!
Hope this helps!!