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The difference between Double & Single ended Dreadlocks

Double-Ended (DE) and Single-Ended (SE) Synthetic Dreadlocks

In synthetic dreadlocks, there are two main categories based on the type of bases: "double-ended" (DE) and "single-ended" (SE). Understanding the differences between these two types can help you determine which is best for you. Here's a blog to help you make the decision:

Super Volume or Natural Appearance?

DE dreadlocks often look much more voluminous than SE dreadlocks due to their double number of ends. With DE dreadlocks it is possible to choose and adjust the volume to your preference. In addition, dreadlocks can be combined, depending on the desired braiding result. For example, if you want to create a tail that is not too thick but still retains good volume, you can weave DE dreadlocks on the crown and SE dreadlocks on the back of the head and bangs.

Sensitivity of the Scalp and Hair Structure

Because DE dreadlocks have more volume, logically more kanekalon is used to make them. As a result, the weight of the set doubles compared to SE dreadlocks. Modern techniques for creating temporary dreadlocks make it possible to make even the most voluminous and long sets almost weightless. However, scalp sensitivity varies greatly. If your head gets tired even from a regular braid or hat, it is wise to opt for a smaller volume of dreadlocks. The same applies to your hair structure: if your hair is thin, brittle and weak, it is better to choose SE dreadlocks. Alternatively, you can combine DE and SE dreadlocks and divide them based on the structure of your hair on different parts of your head.

If you are not sure which type of synthetic dreadlocks suits you best, do not hesitate to seek advice from a specialist. A detailed consultation is the first step towards easy braiding and comfortable wearing without loss and misunderstandings.

By taking these factors into account, you can choose the type of synthetic dreadlocks that best suits your preferences, lifestyle and hair characteristics.

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