Price List for Hand Crocheted Synthetic Extensions

Custom orders available by mail order from my Etsy shop

singles (discounts as you buy more!):
short (8")- $3. per dread
med/short (11")- $3.50 per dread
medium (14")- $4. per dread
med/long (17") - $4.50 per dread
long (20") - $5 per dread 

quarter head dread kits (15 units)
short (8")-$42
med/short (11")- $50
medium (14")- $57
med/long (17") - $64.50
long (20") - $72

big bunch of dreads (20 units)
short (8")-$54
med/short (11")- $64
medium (14")- $74
med/long (17") - $84
long (20") - $94

half-head dread kits (28 units)
short (8")-$72.80
med/short (11")- $86.80
medium (14")- $100.80
med/long (17") - $114.80
long (20") - $128.80

full head dread kits (50 units)
short (8")-$120
med/short (11")- $145
medium (14")- $170
med/long (17") - $195
long (20") - $220

extra full head dread kits (60 units)
short (8")-$144
med/short (11")- $174
medium (14")- $204
med/long (17") - $234
long (20") - $264

full wig (approx. 50 dreads)
short (8")-$150
med/short (11")- $180
medium (14")- $210
med/long (17") - $230
long (20") - $260

Synthetic and Alpaca Fiber Dread Extensions

The synthetic and alpaca fiber extensions I offer can be sewn into your own hair permanently or pinchbraided in for up to 2 months at a time (they are reusable, of course!)  For an even more temporary change, I also make tie-in falls, hairpieces, and wigs.  Synthetic fiber comes in a rainbow of natural and unnatural colours that can be blended, mixed, and matched, and alpaca comes in a few natural colours and can be dyed for other effects.  The possibilities are endless; I can match your natural hair colour, add some highlights, or to go bright red all over! 
Pinchbraid extensions are a low-commitment method of putting in extensions and can last up to two months before needing to be taken out, without damaging your natural hair.  The extensions are simply braided into your natural hair and secured with rubber bands.  It’s best to have a minimum of 3” of natural hair to    install pinchbraid extensions (results are best with longer hair).  For those Do-It-Yourselfers out there, I include illustrated instructions with all dread kit orders.  These allow you to install them yourself, with the help of a friend (for the back of the head), or are a good reference if you have a stylist install them. 
To remove temporary extensions, simply cut the rubber band at the end of the braid and unbraid. Leaving them in longer than two months is not recommended, as the fiber will begin to felt into your hair and make them harder to remove, especially on coarse, curly, and dry hair that has a tendency to dread. As long as they’re well cared-for, all types of pinchbraided extensions can be reused many times.
Permanent sewn-in extensions are a bigger commitment and will last months to years, as long as you care for them well (see aftercare) and give them occasional maintenance work.  The effect looks a lot more natural than the braid-in method and involves dreadding up the natural hair and adding in the extension by crocheting and sewing it in, blending it with the natural hair.  Permanent extenders can be added onto pre-existing dreads to lengthen them.  To assure that the dread bases will hold, I ask that you have at least five inches of hair before proceeding with permanent extensions.  The longer, the better!  With time, wool and alpaca can begin to felt into your dreads and tighten as it felts more.

Alpaca Fiber vs. Synthetic
Both materials are light-weight and fast-drying.  Synthetic fiber is the best way to get very realistic looking dreads and match your natural colour, as I have a library of different colours which I can blend, mix, and match to get your natural shade or any combination you desire!  I hand crochet the synthetic fibers in the same manner that I crochet real dreads - so they look virtually indistinguishable from real dreadlocks. Synthetic is the best choice for realistic looking extensions.
Alpaca is lighter when it is dry and can be softer on the skin than synthetic which is a plastic.  Alpaca feels and looks natural and earthy, which appeals to some.  Alpaca is available in natural colours, and can be dyed many colours, though the colours are more limited.  If you’re looking for a spot-on colour match, super-bright, or UV-blacklight colours, synthetic is the way to go.
Both types of dreads are generally well tolerated for most people, but anyone with animal hair, wool, alpaca, or plastics allergies, or with sensitive skin or scalp should be cautious.  (If there is any question, it is wise to braid in a few "trial" dreads for a week or two to test for allergic reaction before proceeding with a full head or permanent extensions).

Alpaca colour chart (many more available, just ask!):

Black Pirate Dread Wig with Wraps

black synthetic medium-long dread wig with beads and wraps... a beautiful, bohemian piece that would be perfect for a costume, event or photo shoot. Full back coverage, and it looks great up in pigtails too!


Short Auburn Dread Wig

Hair Wraps

Wraps are a beautiful addition to anyone’s hair, dreaded or not! I use yarn to create stripes and spirals of colour around a section of hair, either a dreadlock or a braid. Beads, stones, jewels, leather, feathers, wire, and your own trinkets can also be incorporated and sewn in. Wraps can be subtle or bright, and can be made to last months to years, or can be made temporary and taken out at any time. Full wraps cover the

length of the hair section and can be
extended to any length with a yarn core and bead on the tip. Partial wraps cover most of the hair, but leave the tail end of the dread or braid loose. My signature Stripe technique looks great on both natural and extended dreads, and can be used to create visually appealing smooth colour transitions and camouflage the juncture of sewn-in extensions. Wraps can also be added to falls, wigs, and all types of hair projects, just ask!

Mraur on the road!

I used to travel a lot and sell my wares at different music festivals, but now that I have settled down, I make custom orders for a living, available by mail order! <3 br="">

Natural Dreads

Alpaca Fiber Double-Ended Dreads

I just finished rolling about a hundred of these beautiful alpaca wool rovings... they're super long (for long hair, or used on the half for medium layered hair)... beautiful bright white, or dyed-to-order (natural colours to match your hair, or bright colour combinations... there are so many possibilities to fit any personality!  Email me with any inquiries and for pricing:

Dread Care FAQ

It’s best not to get wool wet, so try to only wash your hair when you feel it really needs it. You can tie your hair up or use a shower cap to keep it dry during normal showering. Try to limit shampooing to once a week at most, less often if you can stand it! If you are accustomed to shampooing daily, your hair (and you) may take a little while to adjust to less frequent washing, but the hair’s oil production will adjust accordingly. Using a clean-rinsing, residue-free shampoo, (try something with tea tree oil or oil of peppermint), make a diluted solution of two parts shampoo to one part water. Apply shampoo just the scalp area, holding the wool out of the way. There is no reason to shampoo the wool parts unless they become really dirty or smell really funky (like smoke). If you do have to wash them at some point, use cold water to limit shrinkage and colour fading, and be very, very gentle, taking care not to pull them, as wool becomes more fragile when wet. Always make sure to rinse really well. Never use conditioner, as it can cause loosening, and avoid other products that might leave residues in the hair.
Wool gets super heavy when it’s wet, so to dry your hair, squeeze as much water out as possible and then squeeze again inside of a towel. For long hair, to avoid damaging the hair, support the weight of the wool with your hands to reduce any pulling or stress on your neck and scalp. After squeezing, try flipping your head over, wrapping your hair in a towel, twisting, and wrapping it up like a turban. Leave it up for five or ten minutes to dry, then carefully untwist it and squeeze again in a dry towel. Leave your hair down and loose until it is completely dry. Avoid going to bed with wet hair. It’s best to wash your hair on a hot, dry, windy, sunny day, as it will dry faster. The wool can be palm-rolled and reshaped if it has warped or shrunken from washing.
The Itchies
It is not uncommon for people to experience “the itchies,” especially the first few days to a week after installing extensions. This is simply the hair getting used to being part of a dreadlock or braid and/or carrying more weight, as in the case of extensions and wraps, and should go away once the hair relaxes. Try not to scratch the scalp, as it may cause further irritation, damage the hair and cause fuzzies, or even loosen the extensions. Shampoos containing tea tree oil or peppermint oil can have a nice, cooling effect and have astringent properties that help with itchies. Some people use special shampoos meant for dandruff and itchy scalp. It is best to use a clean-rinsing, unscented shampoo that won’t leave residues in your dreads, because those too can cause itchies. Always rinse really well. Braid spray can help with persistent itchies, and in severe cases, an antihistamine might be used.

*disclaimer - dreads cannot be returned or exchanged once worn*