Extensions Guide

Dreadlock extensions - Which should I choose?

Dreadlock extensions - Hvilke skal jeg vælge?
In this blog post, we will delve into which type of extensions suit your desires and needs—from materials to installation and maintenance.


Why choose extensions?

Dreadlock extensions, are pre-made dreadlocks added to your natural hair to achieve length, volume, or a different look. These extensions can be made from synthetic hair, real human hair, or wool. Dreadlock extensions come in various colors, textures, and thicknesses to match different hair types and preferences. They offer a flexible solution for exploring dreadlocks without committing to the permanent style.

Extensions as accessories

Dreadlock extensions are not just for lengthening your hair; they can also be used as accessories to add extra volume or color to your existing dreads. Experiment with different methods of attaching extensions, including elastics and clips, to create a unique and personalized look. Many of us choose dread extensions as an alternative to the slow process of growing our natural dreads long. They can also be a temporary solution for those who want to experiment with dreadlocks without making a permanent commitment. Here, the extensions are braided into your own hair.

There are different types of dread extensions—single-ended (SE), double-ended (DE), and open-ended. Single-ended extensions have a small loop, making it easy to attach them to your own hair, while double-ended extensions give you two dreadlocks in one. Open-ended extensions are also an option if you want to add a bit of extra volume or length to your existing dreads. These extensions integrate naturally with your own dreads, allowing you to customize your style as needed.

No matter which type you choose, there are plenty of opportunities to explore and personalize your look with dreadlock extensions. You'll be amazed at how many exciting possibilities open up when you take the plunge and experiment with extensions. So, get your hair ready for a transformation and seize the chance!

Single-Ended, Double-Ended & open ended

The extensions we choose as a temporary solution can be made from materials such as synthetic hair, wool, or real hair. They come either as single-ended or double-ended. It is important to mention that dreadlock extensions made from real hair provide a beautiful result when braided in, but require maintenance similar to real dreadlocks. They give you the option to extend your own hair after being braided in if you wish to get dreadlocks as a permanent hairstyle.

Open-ended dreadlock extensions: To add dreadlock extensions as an extension of your own dreadlocks, you can either choose to install them using a crochet hook or seek help from a professional hairdresser with experience in dreadlocks. Here, extensions made of real hair with loose ends are used, so this loose hair can be integrated into your own dreadlocks by making knots and shaping them.

Single Ended (SE): These extensions have a small loop that makes it easy to braid them into your own hair. They are perfect for adding length and volume to your hair with minimal effort.

Double Ended (DE): As the name suggests, double-ended extensions give you two dreadlocks in one. This makes them ideal for creating a fuller and more dimensional hairstyle.

Open Ended: These extensions are perfect for adding extra volume to your existing dreads. They integrate naturally with your own dreads and allow you to customize your style as needed.

No matter which type you choose, dreadlock extensions open up a world of possibilities to explore and customize your style.

Choose with care

The choice of material for your dreadlock extensions plays a significant role in the appearance and durability of your style. Synthetic hair is budget-friendly and comes in a wide range of colors and textures, while real human hair provides a more authentic look. Wool extensions offer a rustic and textured look.

Synthetic Hair: These extensions are budget-friendly and available in a wide range of colors and textures. However, they may lack the natural feel and durability compared to real hair.
Human Hair: Real hair extensions provide a more authentic and natural appearance. They do require more maintenance and care, but the results are definitely worth it.
Wool: Wool extensions are a popular choice for those seeking a more rustic and textured look. They are also a more environmentally friendly option compared to synthetic extensions.

Once you've chosen the right dreadlocks, maintenance is crucial to preserving the beautiful appearance and durability of your dread extensions. Use specially designed shampoo and be gentle with your dreadlocks. With regular care and love, your extensions will remain beautiful and well-formed, ready to accompany you on your unique journey.


DIY, or seek a professional

Correct installation and removal of dreadlock extensions require carefulness and precision. During installation, you can either do it yourself or seek assistance from a professional hairdresser experienced in dreadlocks. When it's time to remove extensions, you should do it carefully to avoid damaging your own hair.

Click here to book an appointment at our dreadlock salon in Denmark Or click here to find your local dreadlock hairstylist.

Here's what you'll need

Before you begin, make sure you have the right tools and materials:

Dreadlock extensions: Choose between wool, synthetic, or real human hair, depending on your preferences and budget.
Comb: For creating precise sections and preparing your natural hair.
Elastics and Clips: To separate sections and secure the ends during installation.
Tightening gel: Optional, but can make braiding easier and provide better hold.
Multi Tool: For pulling the ends from the braid into your extension and providing a neat finish.

Step-By-Step Guide

Attaching these extensions requires care and patience. Let's explore the steps to a successful installation together, so you can embrace your unique style with confidence and pride.

Step 1: Preparing Your Hair.
Start by washing and drying your hair thoroughly to remove excess oils that may affect the durability of your dreadlock extensions. Brush your hair thoroughly to remove tangles and divide it into sections so you have a clear plan for where you'll place your dreadlock extensions.

Step 2: Sectioning
Use your comb carefully to divide the hair into sections of the desired size. It's important that the sections are evenly and precisely separated to achieve a neat and uniform result. Click here to see a detailed and visual guide on how to section your hair for dreadlocks.

Step 3: Attaching the Dreadlock Extensions
Take a section of your hair and gently pull the dreadlock through the loop on your extension. You can further secure the dreadlocks by applying a small amount of dreadlock gel if desired.

Step 4: Braiding
Now it's time to braid the hair piece and your extension together. Use elastic bands to secure the braid, and then use your multi-tool to pull the end of the hair piece into your extension. This ensures better durability of the braid, as the loose ends are held inside your extension.


Gain more insight into different braiding methods for installing extensions in your hair, and learn how to remove extensions without damaging your hair in our other blog posts. Click here to see a detailed and visual guide on braiding your dreadlock extensions into your own hair.

How to Add SE (Single Ended) Dreadlock Extensions: Wash and dry your hair, divide it into sections, attach the extension by pulling a strand of hair through the loop, braid together, and secure with an elastic and Multi Tool.

How to Add Open Ended Dread Extensions: Using a crochet hook as your faithful tool, carefully crochet your own hair into one end of your dreadlocks. Here, your own hair and natural dreads come together. With palm rolling and a loving touch, you can ensure that your dreadlock extensions remain beautiful and well-formed, ready to accompany you on your unique journey.

Once all dreadlocks are installed, you can style them according to your preferences by decorating them with cords and beads. You can also check out all our beautiful beads, cords, and accessories for your dreadlocks by clicking here.

Embrace Your New Look!

Choosing dreadlock extensions is more than just a new hairstyle; it's about embracing possibilities and your unique style with confidence and pride. Whether you're at the beginning of your dreadlock journey or looking to explore new possibilities, dreadlock extensions are your go-to on the road to new horizons!

When you purchase dreadlock extensions from us, you will receive a quantity discount when ordering at least 10 extensions. The discount can be combined across all our extensions!

Purchase of 10 individual dreadlocks = 5% discount
Purchase of 20 individual dreadlocks = 10% discount
Purchase of 30 individual dreadlocks = 15% discount
Check out our selection of extensions by clicking here.

Note: All dreadlocks are sold individually - (however, minimum 2 pieces per order)

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