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DIY: How to Use a Flat Iron to Seal Synthetic Dreadlocks

Flat Iron Seal for Synthetic Dreadlocks:

Learn how to use a flat iron to seal synthetic dreadlocks.

Items Needed:
Dread Form
Spray Bottle
Flat Iron

1. Saturate the dread form with a spray bottle.
2. Twist the dread.
3. Rotate the flat iron around the twisted dreadlock.
4. Work in small sections down the dread form.

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8 thoughts on “DIY: How to Use a Flat Iron to Seal Synthetic Dreadlocks”

  • Kelsi
    January 10, 2015 at 10:14 am

    I've been using a wet towel and flat iron. Love this, what temperature should the iron be at???

    • Britni Sundburg
      January 26, 2015 at 1:40 am

      Every flat iron is different and the best temperature will vary by how thick your dread is. The best thing to do is just do a few test strands to dial in how you like it.

  • Karrissa Hickson
    May 29, 2015 at 12:08 am

    When i flat ironed they started to kinda look like a bull whip does, what am i doing wrong?

    • Britni Sundburg
      June 15, 2015 at 6:51 am

      The exterior of your dreads are sealing before the inside is cooked. If you switch to the iron sealing method (uses wet towels), you should have a much easier time as the steam penetrates deep to the core. :)

  • danielle
    December 15, 2015 at 3:33 am

    I know you said every flat iron is different , but what would you say is the perfect degree of heat for dreads to seal properly ?

    • Nirvana Drew
      December 16, 2015 at 4:20 am

      That will also depend on your fiber too as each fiber has a slightly different melting point. It also depends on how fast you work. Everything has a balance. There isn't one perfect degree of heat that covers it all, unfortunately.

  • janie howell
    March 16, 2016 at 11:26 am

    should I ink dye my synthies before sealing or seal then ink dye?

    • Nirvana Drew
      March 18, 2016 at 5:04 am

      I would stain them after sealing.

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