Dreadlock extensions made of synthetic hair cannot be dyed, since the hair is plastic, but you can dye extensions made of human hair. Because dreadlocks act like sponges, you will need at least three times as much dye as you would use on undreaded hair.
Why won’t my hair extensions dye?
This is because synthetic hair is made from artificial strands made from plastic materials which tend to react badly to heat and strong chemicals found in dye and bleach. Not to mention, there’s not much point dyeing your synthetic hair as they don’t really last very long anyway.
How do I prepare my hair for LOC extensions?
Preparing for loc extensions
Apply to dry hair and massage it into the hair and scalp to loosen up dirt and debris. Use a wide tooth comb or your favorite detangling tool (like the Detangler Brush by Felicia Leatherwood) to remove knots, tangles, and matted areas within the hair.
Can dread extensions fall out?
Yes, it is possible for Dreadlock Extensions to fall out. Dread Extensions can fall out for a variety of reasons but the most common reasons are due to poor installation methods and/or they’ve just reached the end of their lifespan and have weakened over time.
How many dread extensions do I need for a full head?
For Straighter hair types the average is typically between 40 and 50 extensions for a full head and sometimes 60-70 extensions for skinny dreadlocks or very thick hair types.