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DIY: How to Easily Shorten Synthetic Dreads That are Too Long

Shorten Synthetic Dreads:

Learn how to shorten synthetic dreads.

Items Needed:
Synthetic Dreadlocks
Items for Desired Sealing Method

1. Unseal a 6 inch area around the new desired length by untwisting the dreadlock and applying heat.
2. Use a razor tool to create a smooth taper to the new desired length.
3. Re-twist the unsealed portion of the dread.
4. Apply heat to create the new form.
5. Hold this in place until the dread has cooled and the shape has set.
6. Snip the frayed ends to complete the tip.

The Amazing Items Used for this Tutorial

2 thoughts on “DIY: How to Easily Shorten Synthetic Dreads That are Too Long”

  • Kat
    September 30, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    I found this but i was wondering how to make really long dreads. I have a set that gose to my lwere back but i was wondering how to make a set that gose down farther around to the 30 inch mark.

    • Doc
      October 1, 2019 at 3:51 am

      We carry extra long jumbo braid which is great for making extra long dreads :)

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