How many dread extensions do you need is a hot topic that people are recently discussing about. Today, I will write deeply about it in the following angels.
The two main things that factor into how many good extensions you need is how much hair you have and the size of the dreads that you want.
1 First judge your hair volume.
So the first one should be pretty easy to figure out either you have a full head of hair, or you don’t.
If you don’t, then it’s a little bit trickier. For example, you have a half head of hair. You have both of your sides shaved in a death Hawk, so that’s a type of Mohawk.
If you have an undercut, that could also be a half head of hair. But if you only have a side cut, then that might be two-thirds of your hair.
So basically, how much hair you have does factor into how many dreads you need because that’s what you install.
2 Consider the thickness of the hair.
Additionally, the thickness of your hair can make a difference. For example, if you have thick hair, you might need more dreads. If you have thinner hair, then you might need less.
So the second part of this, which is the size of the dreads you want, makes the biggest difference in calculating how many you need.
3 The size of dread extensions.
When I say size, I mean B width or thickness of the dreads, not the wing. Dreads come in many different sizes, but on average, they’re about five main categories that you see them in. So you have micro dreads, thin dreads, medium average or standard dreads, and then you have big cuts and extra thick or chunky dreads.
Those measurements that you saw our estimates they’re pretty rough. There isn’t an exact standard out there that every single dread maker uses.
In addition to that, you’ll see in the dread extension community. It had a lot of people refer to the size of their dreads using writing tools as measurements. The three most common that you see are pencil, Sharpie and highlighter. The pencil, Sharpie and highlighter system corresponds to the thin standard and thick sizes.
For example, I usually have Sharpie thick dreads, but sometimes I have pencil-thin, and sometimes I mix a sharpie and highlighter like this set.
4 Recommended number of dread extensions.
So next up, how do you combine these two pieces of information on how much hair you have and the size of joints you want and how many dreads you need.
So for double-ended micro dreads,
- if you have a full head of hair, you might need as many as 80 to 90 or even a hundred. You depend on how small they are.
- If you have a mohawk or a half set of hair and four micro dreads, a good guess would be 50.
- If you have a side cut, maybe it is about 75.
- if you want thin dreads and have a full head of hair, then a good guess would be 70 double-ended dreads. The range could vary anywhere from sixty to eighty-four.
- If you have a side cut or a thicker mohawk, you might need 50 to 60.
How many you need depends on the thickness of your hair or if you have bangs that you want to leave out.
Tips: I suggest you buy handmade dreads. Machine-made dreads do exist, but they are not recommended. They’re not good quality, and while some people do have a good experience with them, they tend to fall apart and don’t look as good.
Next up, we’re going to be talking about the sides category with the most names.
- If you have a full head of hair, you usually need about 45 to 50 of these.
- If you have a half set, you could order 30 of these. And of course, if you have a lot of your head shaved, you might only need 20 to 25 of these.
So the next size up is thick dreads or highlighter size dreads.
- A full head of hair is where you might only need around 30 to 40.
- If you have a mohawk, then at this size, you would need about 20 to 25.
then lastly for the chunky size, the extra thick dreads
- if you have a full head of hair and you want a full set at this size, and you would probably need about 30, maybe a little bit less
- if you have a mohawk or a half head of hair, you would probably need about 20. It is maybe a little bit less or maybe a little bit more.
5 Find the number of loc extensions that suit you.
Everybody’s hair is different people who have thick hair, thin hair, medium hair or extra thick hair. People have Mohawks, death Hawk, side cuts, undercuts, bangs or no bangs etc.
If you want more dread extensions than you might need, that’s okay. as long as you’re not over installing, you’re not putting too much strain on your scope. You can install maybe more dreads than you might need to get a full thick look.
Of course, if you maybe not want something so big and out there, you can order a little less than you might need and then have bigger sections.
And if you’re still not sure after reading this article and figuring out the size of the dread extensions you want and comparing it to how much hair you have. You can send us information consultation. We will be able to help you out.
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