Frequent question: What kind of hair do you use for LOC extensions?

If you are interested in starting locs with loc extensions, human hair is recommended. After the base is installed, it is wrapped with more hair that completely covers the braid or twist and creates a cylinder shape that resembles an authentic loc.

How many packs of hair do you need for LOC extensions?

Usually 30-40 strands(2 packs) can make a full head. If you just want some mixed with your own hair,20 strands(1 packs) will be ok. Easy to install: The locs can be added to existing locs to add length or for repairs on broken locs.

Can you add hair to loc extensions?

Many people love the look of dreadlocks but fear that their hair is too short to wear them. Fortunately, you can easily add extensions to your dreadlocks to make them as long as you’d like. … Repeat the process until all of your dreadlocks are attached to extensions.

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.

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How much does LOC extensions cost?

There’s no easy way to answer this question, but you should generally be expecting to pay around $300-800 for dreadlock extensions and a separate cost of $300-600 for the installation. Every vendor and every stylist varies, so you’ll have to contact stylists and vendors to determine specific pricing for your needs.

How long can you leave in loc extensions?

Maintaining loc extensions is very simple. The style can typically last 10-12 weeks. A touch up is highly recommended between 6-8 weeks. This involves taking out 2-3 rows of the loc extensions around the hairline and re-installing them.

How can I soften my dread extensions?

How to Soften Synthetic Dreads? Brand new synthetic dreads can be stiff at first and may have an unnatural shine. To make new dreads more flexible, soak them in boiling water for 30 seconds. This will also take some of the shine out, making them look more realistic.

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.

Do you start locs on wet or dry hair?

Always loc wet hair and then dry it thoroughly. Drying together will help the strands fuse, and wet curls or kinks are easier to handle.

How often should you Retwist LOC extensions?

Part of dreadlocks maintenance is re-twisting your hair periodically to keep the locks tight. You have to be careful not to twist your dreadlocks too often, or you risk damaging your hair. Frequent twisting tends to thin and break the strands of your hair, so you should only re-twist your dreadlocks every four weeks.

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