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DIY: How to Fix Thining Spots on Dreadlocks

Dread Filler- Fixing Thin Spots:

Learn how to fill thin spots of human hair dreadlocks.

Items Needed:
Human Hair Afro Bulk
Tail Comb

1. Separate a thin piece of the Afro Bulk.
2. Push the micro needle through the dread at the thin spot.
3. Pull one side of the Afro Bulk through the dreadlock.
4. Place the two sides together and backcomb the bulk hair lightly.
5. Wrap around the thin spot.
6. Pull the ends of the bulk hair through the dread below the thin spot.
7. Wrap the bulk hair around the dread again and again pull it through.
8. Repeat until you get to the ends of the bulk hair.
9. Insert the microneedle into the dreadlock and pull the last bits of bulk hair into the interior.
10. Lightly palm roll the area.
11. Take up another piece of Afro Bulk.
12. Start your position above the originally added piece.
13. Pull one side of the Afro Bulk through the dreadlock.<
14. Combine the two ends together and pull them randomly throughout the dread section until you reach the ends.
15. Repeat as needed with more bulk hair until the dread section is compacted.
16. Palm roll the whole shebang together.

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6 thoughts on “DIY: How to Fix Thining Spots on Dreadlocks”

  • Angela
    November 16, 2015 at 7:11 am

    Your tutorial on lock extensions was enlightening.

    Thank You!

    • Nirvana Drew
      November 17, 2015 at 8:33 am

      Heck yes! You're welcome. :)

  • Vernessie
    June 19, 2018 at 3:40 am

    Great video. Can I do a filler with synthetic hair? Marley Hair

    • Doc
      June 20, 2018 at 4:17 am

      You can, but I wouldn't - it just doesn't react the same way long term - and its hard to get out once you put it in for short term gain. If its going to be permanently with you - spring for human. :)

  • elaine
    December 10, 2018 at 1:57 am

    interesting concept. I have thinning at the front of my sisterlocks and wonder how I would do something like this to thicken my roots?

    • Doc
      December 10, 2018 at 5:27 am

      Yes, you could use afro bulk and the same sisterlocks techniques to create fill.
      Also an option if it ever gets too bad, you can always do sisterlocks on a lace front band (kind of like a headband with little dreads). :)

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