Reader Dreadlocks Styles: Fake Dreads?

by Jane Faye
(Glasgow, Scotland)

Beyond synthetic dread falls

Beyond synthetic dread falls

Beyond synthetic dread falls
Photo by RockStar Vanity
Photo by Stuart Crawford
Fake dreads or not, these locs look hot

;) I'm maybe 'cheating' here with fake dreadlocks (temporary merino dreads), but I've been making and wearing various sets for about 5 years now and I love everything about dreads!

I've had about 15-20 different sets of dreads, all handmade myself, in different colours and lengths and styles, including the 40" knee-length 'Rapunzel' dreads which could be the longest dreadlock extensions in the world. My dreads are often at least 50% black to blend in with my natural hair roots.

I like adding unusual accents and girly touches to contrast with the spikiness of dreads - I've had a pink/grey set sewn with tiny pink rosebuds, I make falls with vintage button accents all over, and I even attempted a dready version of the Marie-Antoinette 'pouf' hairstyle for a photoshoot (erm, with mixed results...!).

I justify making new sets of dreads just for me by saying 'It's important business advertising, right?' ;D , because I also sell dreadlock extensions and falls via my online business...

...and I get some business enquiries whilst wearing my dreads out-and-about.

So yes, for the moment I'm 'cheating' with fake dreads because I love being able to change the length and colour so easily. But one day, who knows - I might get 'locked for real!

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Jun 12, 2011
Jane's dreadlock hair falls rock...
by: Natasha - Admin

I guess that's because practice makes perfect. Love your site gallery.

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