EQUIPMENT

  • A fairly long wig (= wig) (a dread reduces the length by about 1/4).
  • A foam head (also purchased from Arda Wigs),
  • A fine comb (the teeth must be tightened),
  • Clips and elastic to hold the hair,
  • A straightening iron,
  • A bowl of water,
  • A small cloth,
  • His feet…

And eventually :

  • An extension: for me, a “Long Weft” in Dark Brown (076),
  • Sewing thread,
  • A needle,
  • Pins.

 

ST STEP: PREPARATION

We start by delimiting the locations of the dreads by making braids. To do this, I fix the wig on my foam head using pins. I start with the circumference of the face because this is where the dreads will be most visible.

NB: By forming braids, we also prevent the wig from getting tangled when handling it.

Braided wig
Braided wig

ND STEP: FORM A DREAD

  • I wedge the wig on my foot, and I start with the dreads from below (the least visible).
  • I undo the braid, then I crepe it with a comb. I wrap it slightly, then re-pancake and so on, until I get a very tangled and fairly compact wick.
  • Finally, I turn it in my hands to form the dread, I tighten it as much as possible then I block it by attaching the tip to my other foot (I wrap it around my toe).Braid wigCrepe wigRe-crepe wigCurly braided wig

RD STEP: “BLOCK” THE DREAD

  • Once the dread is formed and well attached between my two feet, I soak and wring a cloth in a bowl of water, then I place it around my dread (starting at the root).
  • I pass my straightening iron over it to fix the dread, I move my cloth, iron my straightening iron, I re-move the cloth and so on to the tip. Obviously, as soon as the cloth is dry, I dip it again…
  • Several passes may be necessary for the dread to be blocked.
  • We repeat steps 2 and 3 for each dread.Braided wet clothDreadlock chiffonDreadlock straightening ironDreadlock finale
Wig with dreadlocks

TH STEP: PLUG THE “HOLES”

After having gathered all the hair to form the dreads, it is possible that holes appear at the base of the wig (personally I have one on each side).
We will use extensions to remedy this problem.

  • Prepare the extensions: the extension comes in the form of a “garland” of hair. I cut 2 pieces so that I can form 2 dreads.
  • I form the 2 dreads by repeating steps 2 and 3.
  • I lift the hair with pliers to clear the holes.
  • I sew the dread on the base of the wig with a needle and a brown thread.
  • We lower the hair … and presto! neither seen nor known.Wig holesExtensionsExtension en dreadlockCouture dreadlockDreadlocks wigDreadlocks wig and extensions

TH STEP: DETAILS

1. Rings

  • I chose to make my rings myself by forming Worbla tubes around a pen (thinner than the dread but not too much to be able to put it on).
  • We decorate (borders, reliefs, etc.), then we paint.

2. Color wire

  • For my part, I chose embroidery thread (a little thick) of various red / orange shades.

3. Apply

The rings are threaded to the desired height.

  • For the thread: with a needle I pass the thread through the dread, I turn around to form my decoration, then I tie a knot at the end.WorkplanWorbla ringsWig accessoriesWig son

FINAL RESULT :

Tadaaaaaa!

Dreadlocks wig
Wig dreadlocks

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