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Choosing a Length for Synthetic Dreads

Length is one of the most important choices to make when you’re ordering your new set of custom synthetic dreads! Lots of places offer many different options, but here at LaetiLocs, you can order dreads anywhere from 10 to 25 inches. Those are some long dreads! All of the lengths are for each dread, so if you order double ended dreads, these lengths are from the middle of the dread (The fold) to the end! 🙂

Many people struggle with picturing different lengths on themselves, and that’s okay. It’s kind of like choosing a wallpaper. Sure, you can get an idea of how it will look with those little paper squares, but you won’t really know unless you’ve seen it on the wall itself. Luckily, there are several ways that you can improve your idea of how different lengths will look on you.

The first way is to simply measure your hair now. Is your hair already 15 inches? That’s about how long your dreads will look on you.

The second way to is to check out our Instagram to see previous customers’ photos. If you see a length you like, ask us how long they are. We will have an answer for you!

The third way is to follow these general rules, also listed in our comprehensive guide for synthetic dreads:

  • 10 Inches: ~Shoulder-Length
  • ​15 Inches: ~Shoulder blade-Length
  • ​20 Inches: ~Waist-Length
  • ​25 Inches: ~Belt-Length

Of course, this is very approximate considering everyone’s height differs so greatly, but these are at least some general rules for you to follow to help choose your length. 🙂

In Closing

Choosing a length for your synthetic dreads can be a real pain for some, but we strive to make it as easy as possible for everyone.

Need help choosing your length? We are happy to help. Please feel free to e-mail us anytime. 🙂

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