How many dreads to cover full head?

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How many dreads to cover full head?

Post by knottyk » Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:42 am

I am currently making felt dreads ready for Halloween but dont know how many i need to make for a full head. I only have 5 days left and really need to get moving. They are single ended as my hair is short. I have made 20 so far (will make some more after work tonight). Will also post pics after I have finished.

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Re: How many dreads to cover full head?

Post by Squidgy » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:00 am

Depends on how thick the wool is as well hun, but I normally go for about 45 DE dreads for full coverage, with the dreads themselves about 1 1/2 cm thick.
Better to make too many and not use them than make too little and have to make bigger sections.

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Re: How many dreads to cover full head?

Post by zeara » Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:45 am

i made 60 fairly skinny DEs but only managed to get 35 into my hair. My hair is VERY thin and fine though.
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Re: How many dreads to cover full head?

Post by Stilldawn » Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:50 am

I have a severe undercut but very thich hair, on this intall I used 30 doubleenders. Hope it helps.

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Re: How many dreads to cover full head?

Post by funkychicken » Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:05 pm

It really depends on how much hair you have, how thick your hair is & what style you're going for (thin or thicker). The lady who put mine in did 38. Her website has photos that show lots of extensions to give you an idea of the differences depending on the person: http://dreadlockssydney.com

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Re: How many dreads to cover full head?

Post by AllisonB » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:51 pm

Does the placement of dreads matter too? Can you cover more space with minding where the roots of the dreads are?

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Re: How many dreads to cover full head?

Post by NirvanaMarie » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:07 pm

Placement will be a consideration. Check out this video for some sectioning options. You can always to a combination of the 3 types.

https://www.doctoredlocks.com/sectioning-dreadlocks/

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