DIY Human Hair Dread Extension Kit, includes 100gm weft
Purchasing a weft and making your own extensions gives you more control over the length and width and allows you to create the perfect match to blend in with your existing dreads.
How many dreads you end up with will be determined by how thick you make the dreads. If you are making thinner dreads (eg pencil thin or even thinner) you will most likely be able to make 40 or more. If they are thicker then you will end up with perhaps 20-25 dreads.
The length of the weft is 36cm and the exact technique you use to make the extensions will determine how much shrinkage you get, but expect to loose about a quarter to a third of the length. If you want the extension longer than what the length of the weft will produce, then you can always add more hair as you go to increase the length. Do this by cutting small bundles of hair from the weft and adding it to the dread as you work your way down the length backcombing and then crocheting.
REPAIRING & THICKNEING EXISTING DREADS: In addition to making your own extenders, the weft can also be used to thicken existing dreads or reinforce and repair sections of your dreadlocks which have thinned out.
COLOUR: Being human hair, these extensions can be coloured and we suggest testing the colour on a small section of dread to ensure you are happy with the results. Each persons hair will produce a slightly different result and keep in mind also that human hair goes through a chemical sanitation process which may effect colouring results. We recommend seeking advice from a hair salon or colour specialist for best product and process recommendations based on the colour you wish to achieve. We also recommend against lightening. Please note, that we only accept returns if extensions are unused and in their original packaging.
For more information on how to dye them, along with install and maintenance info click here.
In addition to the 100gm weft, there are a few must haves when making your own extensions and these are included in the kit - Dread Dust to texturize the hair and gives something for the comb to grip to, Dread Comb for backcombing and a Dreading Crochet Hook which is the perfect size for crocheting dreads.
For more information on Extensions visit our Dreadlock Extensions FAQ page.