Update: I installed her dread and she loves it! I had an issue on the first time i tried to put it in, and it fell out like 4 hours later. I ended up having to comb out 5-6cm or so then take some serious time getting that intertwined with the root of my dread. I then wrapped it in hemp twine and slid a large bead almost up to where they both come out of the wrap. It seems to be working perfectly. I have washed it twice and it doesn't feel as though its getting loose (I could tell almostimmediatelywhen it was getting loose the firsttime).
She had waxed hers pretty good so I gave it a good wash in dawn and hot water before I put it in too. She saw it the first time and could tell the difference. Its funny, she is starting to come around to me letting my hair 'do its own thing' and has noticed them changing daily. Hers is getting loopies already. I told her that that is a good thing, it just means they are tightening and dreading.
Anyway, all worked wonders. If anyone ever needs to do something similar,intertwining, wrapping and a bead will do the job!
Hers is the darker hair, mine is the red hair. On the last pic you can see it hangin down past any of mine.
updated by @superstrut: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM