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Industrial Dreads

Industrial dreads are dreadlocks that have wire stuck in the middle of the dread or, wrapped around the outside of the dread in order to let the dreads be flexible.

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Backcombing is probably the fastest way to get permanent dreads. Because the hair looks like dreads right after they are finished, there is also an estimated time of 3 months to lock up. This is the least amount of time out of all the methods.

The fastest way to get temporary dreads is probably the loomed dreads method. But you can only leave them in for a few days. So if you’re going with temporary dreads use the silky dreadmethod.

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You can see a couple pictures in the pictures section of this site.

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You can put Industrial dreads in Caucasian hair.

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You can put Industrial dreads on African hair.

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You can put Industrial dreads in Asian hair.

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You may want to switch the wire every couple months, just to keep it from breaking or breaking down.

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These are the two things you should make your decision by

If the dreads get really long they can pull on the scalp if they get really long which can make you loose more hair.Another way to look at it is that you will get to keep the hair longer, because the dreads will hold the hairs together.

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It depends on what method you use to get dreads. But you can use the industrial dread method on extensions if the hair is long.

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Yes, people with thin hair can get dreads.

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It depends on what method you use to get dreads.

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It depends on what method you use to get dreads.

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It depends on what method you use to get dreads.

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It depends on what method you use to get dreads.

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Of course, they grow just like normal hair. Your normal straight hair grows out of your scalp and then it grows into the rest of the dread.

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Dreads do get fatter with time, because the hair that would have fallen out, builds up inside the dread. This is what makes the dreads become hard after a while. But if you want really big dreads and you haven’t started them yet it’s easy to make them fat, just make bigger sections. And it’s pretty easy to make the bigger if the dreads are only about two months old or younger, just rubber band them together and palm roll them as much as you can. But once they are hard it’s really hard to connect them, you can still rubber band them together, but you take a chance of having folds or creases in your dreads.

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Actually there are. Here are a few tips.

1. If you have really straight hair you can give it more texture by braiding it for a couple days before you dread or getting a cheep perm from Wal-Mart.

2. Don’t use conditioners on it for at least a week before you dread.

3. Get the items you will need to dread a head of time; you never know what could happen at last minute.

4. Bleach or color your hair, but don’t use the conditioner that comes in the box. This will make your hair holds the knots better.

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The best way to have thin dreads is to make the sections thin when you start them. There really isn’t a good way to thin them once you have already put them in. You can tie string around the roots and make them grow in thinner sections, but if cut them or pull them apart it really tears up the dread.

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There are a couple methods for tightening roots

1. Crocheting– this really shouldn’t be used for tightening roots, you should only use it to get rid of loose loops. But what you do is stick the dread through the loop and pull it through; it’s kind of like sewing.

2. Clockwise Rubbing– In my opinion this is the best way to tighten roots, what you do is, rub the dread against your scalp in a clockwise motion. It has done wonders for my dreads.

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It depends on what method you use to get dreads.

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It depends on what method you use to get dreads.

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