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How Long Does It Take to Make Dreads?

Learn how long it takes to make dreads in this Howcast hair video about dreadlocks.


How long does it take to make dreads? Well, it really depends on your texture. Most will dread within about three to six months, but others take a little bit longer. The softer your texture is, the longer it may take for it to really dread and lock up into one full lock, but it does take some time.

Dreads under I would say, about a year are considered young dreads, so they're a little softer. They take a little longer to do exactly what you want them to do. You have to be careful about using too much product when your dreads are young. Coarser textures tend to lock up a little quicker.

Not just because of the texture, but because they don't need as much product. They tend to hold their shape a little longer and you don't have to use as much product to get them to do exactly what you want them to do, but in general it takes between three to six months for your dreads to lock.

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