How many Dreads do I use with a sidecut, mohawk or shaved hair?

You can find the answer to the question how many Dreads do you need for a full head, in a previous blog that we wrote about this. But what if you have a sidecut (one side shaved), a mohawk (two sides shaved) three quarters shaved or an undercut and you want to install Dreads? Besides that there are also other factors you need to consider. For example which type of Dreads you want to to use, or how thick your hair is as for volume.
Our advice about how many Dreads you should use is based on hair of normal volume. This number can deviate when you have very thin or thick hair. If you have doubts about that, contact us!

How many Dreads do I use with a sidecut?

We give you a guideline for the numbers of Dreads to use when you have a sidecut. This means that one side of the head is shaved. Because of that you need less Dreads than normal of course.

For a sidecut (one side shaved) with normal hair

3 bundles Renate’s Locks of Love 
5 packs Thin Dreads
5 packs Thick Dreads
5 packs Medium Dreads
5 packs Real Appearing Dreads
5 packs Crochet Dreads

How many Dreads do I use with a mohawk?mohawk

But what is the guideline when you have a (wide) mohawk and you want to install Dreads? Both sides of your head are haved. The part where you can braid goes from the front of your head all the way down to your neck, to the hairline. Because part of your hair is too short to braid, you need less Dreads. The number of Dreads depends on how thick your hair is, but also on how big the shaved parts are. Because of this the number will be slightly different for everybody.

For a (wide) mohawk (two sides shaved) with normal hair

3 bundles Renate’s Locks of Love 
4 packs Thin Dreads
4 packs Thick Dreads
4 packs Medium Dreads
4 packs Real Appearing Dreads
4 packs Crochet Dreads

How many Dreads do I use with three quarters shaved hair?

We give a guideline for the number of Dreads to use when you have three quarters of your hair shaved. With this we mean that besides both sides of your hair, part of the back is also shaved. The only part where you can braid in Dreads, is the top of your head, upto the crown of your head.
The number of Dreads depends on how thick your hair is, but also on how big the shaved part is. Because of this the number will be slightly different for everybody.

For three quarters shaved with normal hair

1-2 bundles Renate’s Locks of Love 
2 packs Thin Dreads
2 packs Thick Dreads
2 packs Medium Dreads
2 packs Real Appearing Dreads
2 packs Crochet Dreads

How many Dreads do I use with an undercut?undercut

With an undercut a part of the hair on the back of your head is shaved, while the hair on top ot the head is long enough to fall to both sides. This also differs per hairdo. Thereby the number of Dreads depends on how thick your own hair is.
Because of this the number will be slightly different for everybody.

For an undercut with normal hair

3 bundles Renate’s Locks of Love 
5 packs Thin Dreads
5 packs Thick Dreads
5 packs Medium Dreads
5 packs Real Appearing Dreads
5 packs Crochet Dreads

Do you still have doubts about how many Dreads you should order after this information? Don’t hesitate to email us a photo of your hair and we would love to give you advice! orders@dreadshop.nl