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Synthetic Dread Makers
$0.00 9 Sections 45 Lessons

Synthetic Dreadlocks Extensions

Synthetic dreadlocks are a type of hair extension that mimics the appearance of natural dreads. They are typically made from synthetic fibers such as kanekalon or jumbo braid, and are created by twisting and braiding the synthetic hair around sections of natural hair.

Synth dreads can be installed using various methods, such as crochet, backcombing, or braiding. They can also come in various colors and lengths, allowing for a wide range of customization options.

Synthetic dreadlocks can be a great option for those who want to experiment with the dread style without committing to the long process of growing natural dreadlocks. They can also be a good choice for those who have fine or short hair that may not be able to support the weight of natural dreadlocks. Or add temporary color or texture to real dreads. 

DIY Synthetic Dreads Methods

This course is designed to teach individuals how to build and seal high-quality synthetic dreadlocks. Synth dreads are a popular hairstyle that requires specialized techniques to create unique and edgy looks. In this course, you will learn how to build and seal synthetic dreadlocks using various methods and how to properly maintain them to keep them looking their best.

In this course, you will learn the following:

Step 1 - Introduction to Synthetic Dreadlocks:

  • You will learn about the different types of synthetic hair that dreads are made of and how to setup the perfect work station. 

Step 2 - Backcombing and Fiber Techniques:

  • You will learn about the various techniques used to build synthetic dreadlocks, including backcombing and crochet methods. You will also learn how to customize the size, shape, colours and texture of the dreadlocks to suit your preferences.
  • Tutorials for creating single ended dreads and double ended dreads. 
  • Split your fiber into sections to make thicker or thinner dreads.

Step 3 - DIY Synthetic Dreads Sealing Methods:

  • You will learn about the options available to seal synthetic dreads, including steam and heat sealing. You will also learn how to properly secure the dreadlocks to prevent them from unraveling.
  • After your fiber has been backcombed, you'll get them ready for your sealing method.
  • Won't teach you one method, but many depending how you'd like them to look. 

Step 4 - Recommendations for Finishing Touches:

  • Keep in mind, you will want to add those finishing touches to customize your dreadlocks so they look polished and professional.
  • If dreads are too loose, you can make them tighter. 
  • Turn DE dreads into SE and vice versa.

Step 5 - Adding Texture to Your Dread Extensions:

  • Adding texture to synth dreads is a popular technique used to enhance the natural look and feel of the dreadlocks. 
  • Texture is an important part of the dread experience. Learn how to add waves and curls to your dreads for texture and dimension.

Backcomb, Twist and Seal Your Extensions 

By the end of this course, you will have the knowledge and skills to build and seal an infinite amount of dreads. You will be able to customize the size, shape, and texture of your dreadlocks. Work your way to creating your own dreadshop. This course is suitable for individuals who want to learn how to create this unique hairstyle for themselves or for professional hairstylists who want to expand their skills and offer this service to their clients.

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Synthetic Dread Installation
$0.00 2 Sections 13 Lessons

Install Synthetic Dreadlock Extensions

Synthetic dreadlocks are a popular hairstyle that involves attaching strands of synthetic hair to natural hair to create the appearance of dreadlocks. Synthetic hair is used because it is lightweight, easy to maintain, and offers a wide range of color options. Synthetic dreads can be installed using various techniques, including braiding, crochet hooking, and interlocking.

Single Ended and Double Ended Dreads 

The Synth Dread Installation 101 course is designed to teach the skills and techniques required to install synthetic dreadlocks. Synth dreads have become a popular hair styling trend due to their versatility, low maintenance, and endless color options. In this course, students will learn the basics of how to install synth dreads, care for them and the removal process.

You will learn how to section the hair, prepare the natural hair, and attach the synth dreads using braiding techniques. Proper installation techniques will be emphasized to ensure a long-lasting and secure style for the client.

Step 1 - Sectioning Your Natural Hair for Synthetic Dread Install:

  • Learn how to section hair and prepare the natural hair for installation before adding hair extensions. 
  • Comb the natural hair into sections that are clean and not messy using clips.

Step 2 - Recommendations for Products to Secure Your Locks:

  • Know the tools and supplies required for installing synth dreads.
  • Use thread or elastic bands to secure your dreads.

Step 3 - Different Methods for Installing Single Ended and Double Ended Dreads 

  • Know how to install synth dreads using braiding techniques.
  • Learn methods for double ended and single ended dreads that look more natural. 
  • Installs should be down tightly, but shouldn't hurt. 

Step 4 - Dreadlock Extensions for Long Hair and Short Hair

  • Instructions for adding extension dreadlocks in your hair.
  • Tutorials will show you how to install your dreads much easier for different hair lengths. 
  • Add a single dread or a full head. 

Step 5 - Maintenance and Removal for Synthetic Dreadlock Extensions

  • Understand how to maintain and refresh synth dreads for optimal longevity.
  • Since dreads are synthetic extensions you will need to shampoo them in the shower and care for your scalp.
  • Use a blow-dryer to dry them fully after washing. 
  • Dreads can get used again for another install. 


By the end of the course, students will have a strong foundation in synthetic dread installation and the skills needed to offer this service to clients. 

Human Hair Dreadlocks
$0.00 9 Sections 45 Lessons

Everything You Need to Know About Human Hair Dreads

Dreadlocks can be created in a variety of sizes and shapes, depending on the desired look and hair type. They can also be decorated with beads, shells, or other adornments.

Dreadlock extensions can also be added to existing dreadlocks to create length or volume, or to cover areas of hair loss. These extensions are typically made from human hair that has been tightly woven or crocheted into the existing dreadlocks.

Creating Dreadloks and Dreadlock Extensions

This course is designed for individuals interested in learning the art of starting and maintaining human hair dreadlocks, as well as creating and applying synthetic or human hair dread extensions. Students will gain an understanding of the history and cultural significance of dreadlocks and learn how to properly section and prepare the hair for a natural-looking dreadlock installation.

In addition, students will learn various techniques for starting and maintaining dreadlocks, including backcombing, twist and rip, and freeform methods. 

Human Hair Permanent Dreadlocks

  • Preparation and techniques to ensure that the dreads form properly and last for a long time. 
  • Take the natural hair, create your partings and take sections of hair to start the locking process.

Washing and Maintenance for Dreads

  • Learn about the importance of proper maintenance for both dreadlocks and extensions, as well as how to troubleshoot common issues such as unraveling and breakage.
  • Cleansing is important, learn what shampoo and conditioners to prevent buildup.
  • Fix loose hair using a crochet hook. 

Attach Permanent Dreadlock Extensions

  • Creating and applying handmade human hair dread extensions permanently.
  • Preparing the hair and installing extensions using various methods such as crochet and braiding.

Synthetic Dreads with Extensions

  • Add synthetic extensions for temporary color and texture to existing dreads.
  • Lengthen, add thickness and volume. 

Temporary Human Hair Loc Extensions Installation

  • DIY create and install human hair dread extensions.
  • Backcombed with a comb and crochet method with a crochet hook for dread hair extensions. 

Locs and Human Hair Loc Extensions

By the end of the course, students will have the skills and knowledge necessary to confidently start and maintain human hair dreadlocks, as well as create and apply human hair dreadlock extensions for their clients.

Dreadlock Styling
$0.00 1 Sections 7 Lessons

Dreadlock Hairstyles for Women

Styling dreadlocks can be a fun and creative way to express your personal style. However, it's important to remember that dreads are a unique hairstyle that requires some special considerations when it comes to styling. Here are some tips for dread styling:

  1. Keep them clean: Clean dreadlocks are easier to style and maintain than dirty ones. Use a residue-free shampoo and conditioner to keep your dreads clean and healthy.

  2. Use natural products: Avoid using heavy gels, waxes, or synthetic products on your dreadlocks, as they can build up and cause damage.

  3. Be gentle: Dreads can be delicate, so it's important to be gentle when styling them. Avoid pulling or tugging on your hair too hard, as this can cause breakage or damage.

  4. Experiment with different styles: There are many different styles you can create with locs, from simple buns and braids to more elaborate updos and twists. Try out different styles to find what works best for you.

  5. Consider the length and thickness of your hair: The length and thickness of your dreadlocks will affect how you can style them. Longer dreadlocks may be easier to braid or twist, while shorter dreads may require more creative styling techniques.

  6. Accessorize: Adding accessories such as beads, shells, or feathers can add personality and flair to your dreadlock styles.

Remember that styling dreadlocks is a personal journey that requires patience and experimentation. With a little creativity and care, you can create beautiful styles that showcase the unique beauty of your locs.

Ways to Style Dreads

This course is designed for individuals who want to learn how to style their dreadlocks. Students will learn how to create a variety of updos and braids that work with the texture of dreads. Style your human hair or synthetic dreads. 

Updo Dreadlock Hairstyles for Women

  • A dreadlock updo is a great style to keep your hair out of your face and off your neck, especially during hot weather or physical activity. 
  • Styling your dreadlocks in an updo can be dressed up or down for any occasion.

Half Knot Dreadlock Hairstyle

  • Create a half-up style by pulling the top half of your locs back and securing them with a hair tie or clip. Leave the bottom half of your dreads loose.
  • Easily turn this loc style into an updo!

Dread Bun 

  • Pull your dreadlocks into a high bun at the crown of your head for an elegant and simple style that works for any occasion.
  • Buns are an excellent style for women to keep dreads up and out of your face, 

Dread Hairstyles for Women in 2023

By the end of the course, students will have the skills and knowledge necessary to create a variety of dreadlock styles. With a little creativity, you can experiment with different styles and find the ones that work best for your locs.

Cornrows and Latch Hook
$0.00 2 Sections 6 Lessons

Cornrow and Latch Hook Crochet Braid Extensions

Cornrows are a type of hairstyle in which the hair is braided into a series of small, tight braids that are closely attached to the scalp.  They are a popular protective hairstyle because they help to prevent breakage and damage to the hair by keeping it neatly braided and out of the way. Additionally, cornrows can be worn for several weeks, making them a low-maintenance and convenient hairstyle option.

Install Crochet Braids

A latch hook installation is a type of hair extension technique in which crochet hair extensions are attached to the natural hair using a latch hook tool. Unlike a weaves and box braids, a crochet needle is used to pull sections of the natural hair through small loops in the hair extensions, securing them in place. The installation process involves creating cornrow braids along the scalp, and then attaching the hair extensions to these braids using the latch hook technique (crochet method). Depending on the style,  you can add length, volume or curly hair onto the natural hair and keep your hair protected. 

Latch Hook Crochet Braids Protective Style Tutorials

This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of braiding cornrows and doing latch hook braids. The course will cover a variety of techniques, tools, and materials necessary for creating beautiful and intricate braided hairstyles.

Cornrows with Braiding Hair Video Tutorials:

  • Video clearly demonstrates how to cornrow your hair. 
  • Basics of cornrow braiding, including how to hold the hair, add synthetic hair, create even parts, and maintain tension. 
  • Add synthetic braiding hair into the section of hair for additional stability and braid the hair.
  • Make sure that along your part doesn't have cross-hairs.

Install Crochet Braid Styles:

  •  How to create various latch hook styles, including crochet braids, marley hair and twists. You will need to braid your hair before installing the crochet braiding hair with a latch hook.
  • This will include instruction on using the crochet hook to attach them to the natural hair.
  • Great way to protect your hair from damage. Crochet braids can last 4-8 weeks. 
  • There are many crochet braid hairstyle. Straight, curly or wavy hair extensions options. 
  • Maintain a proper hair care routine for washing crochet braids. 

By the end of the course, students will have a thorough understanding of the techniques, tools, and materials necessary for braiding cornrows and doing latch hook hairstyles. Develop the skills you need to know about crochet braids to create a variety of crochet braids hairstyles on yourself and others.

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Individuals and Twists
$0.00 3 Sections 10 Lessons

Braid and Twist Hairstyles with Hair Extensions

Individual braids and twist hairstyles are popular and versatile protective styles that involve creating small, single braids or twists in the hair. These styles can be worn for extended periods of time and are low maintenance, making them a great option for people with busy lifestyles.

One of the benefits of individual braids and twists is that they can protect your hair from damage and breakage, while also allowing the hair to grow and remain healthy. However, it's important to properly care for and maintain these  eye-catching styles to ensure their longevity and prevent damage to the natural hair.

Individual Braids and Twists with Braiding Hair Tutorials

This course is designed to teach students how to create individual braided extensions and twist methods, as well as how to seal the ends of these styles to ensure their longevity. Students will learn the foundational skills needed to create a variety of braided and twisted hairstyles, including individual methods, Poetic Justice braids, two-strand twists, Senegalese twists, and more.

Step-by-Step Individual Braid with Synthetic Hair Extensions

  • Individual braids are created by taking a small section of hair, dividing it into three equal parts, and then weaving each part over and under the others in a continuous pattern until the braid is complete.
  • This typically involves adding kanekalon extensions used to achieve added length and volume to the hair.

How-To Two Strand Twists with Braiding Hair

  • Twist hairstyles involve taking two sections of hair and twisting them together to create a rope-like effect. 
  • There are many variations of this method (Passion twists, Marley twists, Havana twists) use synthetic hair extensions to add length and thickness to the hair.
  • Use Marley hair to create Senegal braid twists. 

Sealing The Ends of the Natural Hair and Extension Hair Tutorials

  • Learn options for properly sealing the ends to prevent fraying and breakage.
  • The finishing touch to your braided or twisted hairstyle. 

Sectioning and Braiding Your Hair

By the end of the course, students will have the skills and knowledge needed to create beautiful and eyes-catching braided and twisted styles, as well as the ability to properly seal the ends of these styles for maximum durability and longevity.

Both individual braids and twists can be styled in a variety of ways, including updos, half-up/half-down styles, and ponytails. They can also be customized to suit a wide range of hair types and textures, making them a popular choice for people with natural hair. Adding extension hair gives ways to create hair perfectly tailored to your needs.