Nearly Bald And Want Bob Marley Dreads? How Human Hairpieces Can Help

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Just for clarification, if you are completely and utterly bald, you will have to wear a wig with dreads. Otherwise, as long as you have some hair, regardless of the thinness of it, human hairpieces can help you get real dreads. Here is how that works.


Very long pieces of hair that match or complement your natural hair color are woven (or sewn) into the hair you have. If you are already considering "dreads" like those sported by the famous Bob Marley, then there are two methods of weaving that will work best; tracking and tree braiding.

Tracking weaves all of your natural hair into small circles around your scalp. The human hair extensions are then sewn into the "tracks" created from these braids. To create the dreadlocks that you want, really long hair extensions are needed. Ask your hairdresser for hair extensions that are at least eighteen inches. The dreads will cause the extensions to shorten a bit, to about fourteen or fifteen inches.

Tree braiding is the process by which your hair dresser first makes corn rows from the top of your scalp down. If the hair on the very top of your head is really thin, your hairdresser can use "tracking" to make a spot up top into which he or she can sew a hairpiece to cover the bald area. Then the rest of your hair is braided into corn rows, and from there the extensions are sewn into the braids. 

The Results

The results of using either of the two weaving processes above is that no one will see your thinning hair AND you will end up with all natural human hair you can wash and style. When you have enough human hair from weaving in the human hairpieces, then you can ask the stylist to make the "dreads." 

Your dreadlocks, then, will be cared for in the same way most everyone else cares for them. Wash them once a week to keep your hair and the hair pieces from looking greasy and gross. You can "rat" them up if you want, but dreadlocks usually get ratty enough on their own.

Participating in Activities

Weaves, when done well, can stay in until your own hair grows them out. This usually takes about a year for most adults. In the meantime, you can sport your Bob Marley style regardless of the activities you do. You can even go swimming and skydiving, if you like.

Removing the Hairpieces or Undoing the Dreadlocks

If, at any time, you want to remove the dreadlocks or take out the hairpieces, you can. Your hairdresser will need to help you with the dreads. Usually, the hairpieces are removed entirely by snipping them out of longer hair, but special cases like yours, you will want to wait at least six months before snipping out the hairpieces. That way, your natural hair is not trimmed too close and you will not lose more hair by removing the hairpieces.

Special Notes on the Skullcap Weave

If you had a special hairpiece woven in to cover the very top of your head, you may want to be very careful on how you remove the hairpieces. Eventually, the hair to which this piece is attached will grow and create a strange bumped ring around the skullcap piece. At that point, your hairdresser can carefully snip it out and either weave a new one in, or let you go as you are. Most people that have seen you with hair up top for the past year might be very surprised at your appearance, so make this choice carefully.

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5 September 2017

Accessorizing Your Evening Gown

My name is Melinda Franklin, and I want to thank you for visiting my website. My husband Joseph is an executive in the firm where he works. This means we have three to five annual formal affairs to attend. I will be the first to admit that I’m not the most fashion savvy person. For years, I would find and wear what I thought was the perfect evening gown for each event, yet never felt quite as lovely as I thought I should. I would admire the other women and wonder why I didn’t feel as stunning as they looked. Then it finally dawned on me --it was my lack of accessories. The other women wore earrings and necklaces that completed their outfits. I haphazardly put on jewelry and accessories that I knew were mundane. I would like to share some accessorizing tips I’m using now.