Dread Falls – Part II
Missed Part I of my dread falls tutorial? Find it here!
Okay, let’s get to putting those dreads to use! You will need:
- 20-40 individual dreads
- Small rubber bands (preferably matching)
- Elastic, 1/2″ wide
- First, you will need to cut some of the elastic. This is what will hold the dreads and allow you to tie them into your hair. Cut two pieces of approximately 12 inches or so (longer if you have a large bun, i.e. a lot of hair) of 1/2″ elastic.
- Hold the two pieces of elastic together and slide an “anchor” dread onto BOTH pieces of elastic. Use one of the small rubber bands to anchor the dread at the loop to the elastics. The rubber band needs to be tight, because this dread will keep all the others from falling off!
- Next, separate the two pieces of elastic and start slipping dreads onto each SINGLE piece of elastic. Add them equally to both pieces of elastic, and, if you have multiple colors, randomly space those out. Make it too ordered, and it might look weird and unnatural (yeah, because white and blue are natural…). Leave one last dread out as your second anchor.
- Add your second anchor dread by slipping the dread over BOTH pieces of elastic, just as you did in Step 2. Push all the dreads together, giving you a big “O” of dreads.
- And…repeat! You need two sets of dreads for installation, or even more. When I wear my full set, I actually have 4 dread falls on my head! The next post will be all about how to install them! Keep an eye out for it!
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