Tutorials



Below you will find tutorials for the installation of dread extensions, dread falls and loose falls. You'll also find care instructions below each tutorial. For our dreads extensions, dread falls and hair falls for sale please select a category to the left.

How to wear your loose falls

Tools: Comb/brush, hair bobbles, hair pins/kirby grips. Optional: hair band, strip of material, scarf etc



Firstly you need to section off your hair down the middle and tie into two pigtails on top of your head, not too far back, and quite close together. (for a single fall, a high ponytail on top of your head is needed.)



Using a comb, or your fingers, poke a hole, under the bobble, big enough to fit the fall through.



Push the top of the fall through the hole, pulling the elastic out the bottom. Then tighten up your pony tail so its pushing the fall tight against your scalp.



Tie the elastic band from the fall around your ponytail.



Flip the fall over the top of the ponytail so it is hanging down.
Move about until you are happy with how it looks .



Once you have both falls in place, then you can add your hair band or other bits and pieces. If you feel your falls don't feel secure, then you can get a strip of hair bobble/material/scarf/legs from a pair of tights etc, and tie it around the base of the falls/ponytail to help secure it in place and cover up and joins or showing bits of hair. This isn't necessary but can help the falls stay in without worrying about them flying off your head! .

To cover the front of your hair like in the picture, just grab a couple of sections from the front of the falls and cross them over each other, use pins or grips to keep them in place .

It make take you a few attempts to get it right, just practise with them until you find what best suits you.

Care and information for loose falls

To take care of your falls is simple.
There are a few ways to increase the life of your falls and following these guidelines will give you the most out of your falls.

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How to install single ended dread extensions

Tools: Sectioning clips or hair bobbles, comb, crochet or latch hook (optional), small hair elastics or elasticated cotton.





1. Section of a row of hair and clip the extra out of the way.





2. Take a small section of the row so you have an piece of hair about 1inch square.

3. Divide this section of hair into 3 pieces.









4. Using a crochet hook, or carefully using your fingers, thread one section of hair through the loop in the top of the dread.









5. Pull the dread up close to the scalp and braid the three sections of hair together. You can either braid the whole way down or just braid a couple of centimetres down and tie off with a mini elastic.









To avoid being able to see the braids and the top of the dreads, leave a row of hair free around the parting and start the install on the second row down.









To install a full head of single ended dreads.

Repeat instructions 1-4

5. Instead of leaving the braid loose, you can braid the hair down the dread so none of your hair is loose. (See double ended dread tutorial for example.)

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How to install double ended extensions

Tools: Comb for sectioning your hair, bobbles and clips, elastics to tie off the extensions, your set of extensions, a helpful friend!

It is possible to install your own extensions with practice, but is much easier to enlist the help of a friend especially when doing the back of your head.

Plan your sectioning before you start your installation so you don't make the sections too small and run out of dreads half way round your head.

Try to keep your braiding as tight as possible to avoid your dreads slipping.

To make the braids less obvious against the dread, buy your dreads to compliment your natural hair colour. (For the sake of the tutorial we used a contrasting colour to show the braid.)

Firstly, you need to section off your hair. Decide where you want your parting, then separate your hair down the back (like making pigtails). Then divide each of these sections into two, from your crown to behind your ear, so you have four sections separated.

You can start with whichever section you prefer, but for this example we are starting from the top front. You want to section your hair in a brickwork type pattern with even, neat sections to ensure good coverage. Using your comb, section off a line of hair parallel to your parting and tie the rest away. Then divide this section into smaller squares of hair, approximately 1 inch square.

Taking your first section, divide the hair into two and lay the centre of your double ended dread in the middle. Clipping the top side of the dread to your hair will help stop it slipping.





Using the two sections of hair and the dread as the third, start braiding the hair down the dread making sure it's tight at the top to stop the dread slipping out.













Carry on braiding until you get to the end of your hair then tie off with a little elastic band.





Un-clip the other side of the dread to hang down with the braid.





Continue working through each section until all your dreads are installed.

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How to wear your dread falls

Tools: Comb/brush, hair bobbles, hair pins/kirby grips. Optional: hair band, strip of material, scarf etc

Firstly you need to section off your hair down the middle and tie into two pigtails on top of your head, not too far back, and quite close together. (For a single fall, a high ponytail on top of your head is needed.)



Twist the hair and make into two buns, tie with a hair bobble. These need to be secure, so if they feel like they might fall out, either take them out and start again, or add extra bobbles and hair grips until they feel secure.



Place the fall so it is over the top of your bun, the dreads should be laid across the top of your head, so you can tie the elastic around the bottom of your bun. Tie the elastic, and wrap any excess around the bun and tie again.



Flip the fall over the top of the bun so it is hanging down.
This is where the hair pins/kirby grips come in. Arrange the dreads so they are covering your bun and pin in place if needed. Move the dreads about until you are happy with how they look .



Once you have both falls in place, then you can add your hair band or other bits and pieces. If you feel your dreads don't feel secure, or a little bit of your bun is showing, or the elastic from the falls, then you can get a strip of material/scarf/legs from a pair of tights etc, and tie it around the base of the falls/bun to help secure it in place and cover up and joins or showing bits of hair. This isn't necessary but can help the falls stay in without worrying about them flying off your head!



Alternatively, you can take a couple of dreads from each fall, flip them over to the other side so they cross in the centre and pin or knot them in place. This can help the falls feel more secure, and also helps hide more of your natural hair!



It may take you a few attempts to get it right, just practise with them until you find what best suits you.

Care and information for dread falls and extensions

Taking care of your falls is simple. There are a few ways to increase the life of your falls and following these guidelines will give you the most out of your falls.


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