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Fusion/Dread Extensions??

unsettlingg
@unsettlingg
3 months ago
2 posts

Hiya! I'm a newbie to even thinking about real dreads, and have had synthetic dreads for two years. I would LOVE to get some beautiful real dreads of my own, but my hair is so short, and I would adore having much longer dreads than I would end up having. So here's what I wonder: I've seen a small number of people talk about "fusion" or "dread extensions" where you needle felt a synthetic (or real) dread to the end of your dreads, to make them longer. I just don't know if there's an official name for it which makes it very hard to search for. I'd love to learn more about is so I can get going on my real dread journey.

If you have any info at all, I'd be very grateful! Thanks! Laugh

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updated by @unsettlingg: 06/15/17 01:52:17AM
☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
3 months ago
27,921 posts

its extremely harmful and most people hate extensions cause they feel so fake and like dead weight..no real connection to them

dreads grow..they extend themselves over time

i started with very short hair too

now they are 7-10 feet long dragging on the ground

with dreads you will really regret taking shortcuts especially if you do indeed want 'real dreads'

theres several ways to do extensions almost all brutally harmful.. felting is the worse thing you can do to dreads.. every hair the felting needlye touches is shredded to peices.. they are extremely weak with the average hair length being under 1/4 inch just held together by the shreaded tattered edges.

crochet.. slightly less harmful but still brutal

instead of shreading every hair into tiny peices you break dozens of hairs at a time then usually do it over and over.. with crochet it might take 50 or more times before every hairs average length is under an inch..and takes a whole lot of crochetting to get the extreme weakness that felting causes

now i dont generally recommend extensions with just one exceptions

1 your using a loved ones hair, either when its cut or lost to cancer.when the hair comes from someone yyou know and care about..not a random stranger and not synthetic.. but instead carries a meaning to you.. in this case you simply  have some loose hair at the ends to merge (your baby dreads should be well established so several months in already) then wrap the joint  tight with hemp for anywhere from a week to a couple months and it will just dread together without any harm

now when you say you want real dreads.. you should be  aware they don't happen overnight ..they take time just as the growth takes time

taking biotin daily will speed up the growth

theres only 1 starter method we recomend cause its low to no harm.. tnr aka twist and rip

but most prefer the natural method..simply let it dread as it grows

this will have the most profound meaning to you.. the experience  of growth  is more then your hair  but inner growth a well

your dreads will mean so much to you that  extensions will feel like corruption ..unless they had just as much meaning (like a sibling who diesd of cancer who you carry with you in your hair)

in cases like that the extensions can have as much or more meaning as your own dreads.

really think this through

if your ready for real dreads your ready t grow with them to commit to them ad to grow and treat them right.

dont rush length length will come

when your picking them up to get them out of the way to use the bathroom you will feel silly for ever even thinking of extending them so early on before they even had a chance to form




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unsettlingg
@unsettlingg
3 months ago
2 posts
☮ soaring eagle ॐ:

its extremely harmful and most people hate extensions cause they feel so fake and like dead weight..no real connection to them

dreads grow..they extend themselves over time

i started with very short hair too

now they are 7-10 feet long dragging on the ground

with dreads you will really regret taking shortcuts especially if you do indeed want 'real dreads'

theres several ways to do extensions almost all brutally harmful.. felting is the worse thing you can do to dreads.. every hair the felting needlye touches is shredded to peices.. they are extremely weak with the average hair length being under 1/4 inch just held together by the shreaded tattered edges.

crochet.. slightly less harmful but still brutal

instead of shreading every hair into tiny peices you break dozens of hairs at a time then usually do it over and over.. with crochet it might take 50 or more times before every hairs average length is under an inch..and takes a whole lot of crochetting to get the extreme weakness that felting causes

now i dont generally recommend extensions with just one exceptions

1 your using a loved ones hair, either when its cut or lost to cancer.when the hair comes from someone yyou know and care about..not a random stranger and not synthetic.. but instead carries a meaning to you.. in this case you simply  have some loose hair at the ends to merge (your baby dreads should be well established so several months in already) then wrap the joint  tight with hemp for anywhere from a week to a couple months and it will just dread together without any harm

now when you say you want real dreads.. you should be  aware they don't happen overnight ..they take time just as the growth takes time

taking biotin daily will speed up the growth

theres only 1 starter method we recomend cause its low to no harm.. tnr aka twist and rip

but most prefer the natural method..simply let it dread as it grows

this will have the most profound meaning to you.. the experience  of growth  is more then your hair  but inner growth a well

your dreads will mean so much to you that  extensions will feel like corruption ..unless they had just as much meaning (like a sibling who diesd of cancer who you carry with you in your hair)

in cases like that the extensions can have as much or more meaning as your own dreads.

really think this through

if your ready for real dreads your ready t grow with them to commit to them ad to grow and treat them right.

dont rush length length will come

when your picking them up to get them out of the way to use the bathroom you will feel silly for ever even thinking of extending them so early on before they even had a chance to form



Thank you so much!! I definitely didn't think about a lot of these aspects, thank you. I will definitely be thinking more deeply about how I want my dread journey to go.
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