Synthetic Dread Installation

$0.00 2 Sections 13 Lessons

Course Description

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. 

Course Content

Installation Methods

How to Section Your Hair for Braids and Dreadlocks
DIY: How to Install Single Ended (SE: Loop Top) Synthetic Dreadlocks
DIY: How to Install Double Ended (DE: Fold Top) Synthetic Dreadlocks
How to Install Single Ended (SE) and Double Ended (DE) Synth Dreads on Super Short Hair
DIY: How to Synth Dreads and Minimize the Attachment Braid (Blanket Stitch)
DE Synth Dread Install for Complete Color Change
DIY: How to Install Synthetic Dreadlocks with Elastic Matrix (Minimize Natural Hairs Poking Out)
DIY: How to Color Your Rubber Bands So They Don't Stand Out
DIY: How to Hide Your Synthetic Dreadlock Attachment Braid
DIY: Quick Makeover - Using Synthetic Dreadlocks to Fake a Full Installation

Care and Removal

How to Care for Your Synthetic Dreadlock Installation
DIY: How to Quickly and Easily Remove Synthetic Dreadlocks
DIY: Synthetic Dreadlock Extensions Removal, Comb Out and Normal Shedding