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burdened by braids, decorated with dreadlocks People with braids or dreadlocks for a long time not a rarity

burdened by braids, decorated with dreadlocks People with braids or dreadlocks for a long time not a rarity on our streets. However the attention to such hairdresses did not begin to be turned less. The similar laying which is created masters - breyder (from English braid - weaving, a braid), it is possible to divide into two main groups: dreadlocks and breyda.


During the different periods of history the hairdress from the hair which are brought down in koltuna occurs at the people of Mexico, India and Europe. Dirty unkempt hair, growing, in itself rolled down in “sausages“. Such unpretentiousness also provided wide geography to similar laying. However dreadlocks received the modern name only in 50 - x years of the last century in Jamaica. Local it is religious - political group rastafarian (or the Rasta) it became widely known thanks to music of “reggae“. The hairdress called the shocked public “awful ringlets“ - dredlok (dreadlocks) became a visiting rastamansky card. The koltuna reminding a mane of a lion, according to Rastas, allocate the person with force and courage.

Having extended worldwide, dreadlocks began to symbolize not only political, religious or musical views, but also turned just into a style detail.

Types of dreads

Dreadlocks happen natural or artificial.

Natural dreadlocks dump

from own hair which length has to be not to exchange of 15 cm. The easiest way to receive such hairdress - to cease to wash and comb hair. In four weeks of insanitary conditions your head of hear will roll up in koltuna. For faster effect it is possible to comb the hair divided into locks a fine-tooth comb. For durability of a dredloka smear with honey or egg white. By old rastamansky tradition, in newly-baked dreadlocks it is necessary to rub ashes of the smoked marijuana jamb. It is possible to get rid of sausages from own hair, having only cut off them at the roots.

Artificial dreadlocks safer and are more practical than

natural as roll down from a kanekalon. This silky and nice on the touch material received from seaweed gives to a hairdress the necessary volume and rigidity. Besides it is cheaper also than easier natural hair.

Artificial sausages interweave

into “native“ hair which length less than 8 - 10 cm should not be. Several hours in a chair, and the next four months it is possible to enjoy the remote similarity to Bob Marley. Kanekalon it is possible to cut off at any time, having remained at the hair.


the hairdress Homeland from a large number of braids - Africa which climate demanded it to create to inhabitants unpretentious and durable laying on a hard and curly hair.

B 60 - 70 - x years of the last century, the movement “Black - It Is Beautiful“ which arose in the USA began to assert the rights of the Afro-Americans for own culture, and the authentic Afro-hairdress from a set of braids became fashionable. Gradually such laying won hearts and white inhabitants at first in America, and then and in all other world.

Types of breyd

As well as dreadlocks, breyda happen natural or artificial.


the Thai braids trudge from own hair and no more than one month keep.


By the form weaving several types of breyd from a kanekalon exist:


Freely hanging down Afro-braids - the most widespread type of breyd. Artificial locks are interwoven into own hair of the person which length has to be not less than 6 centimeters from a root. Such laying does not demand correction during 3 - x months.


of the Braid ranks densely adjoin to the head, drawing intricate drawings. Such braids enjoy special popularity at the stronger sex. For example, the football player David Beckham long time flaunted with the “French“ weaving. For this laying own hair have to be not shorter than 8 - 10 cm, and correction should be done in 30 - 45 days.

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- a hairdress in which locks from a kanekalon are braided partially. Three options of similar laying are most popular:

should Correct such hairdresses in 30 - 45 days.

As is spun and how much is

Process of creation of all of above-mentioned breyd can take with

more than 10 hours. Therefore two masters will work on the head at once. Attach artificial locks to roots of hair and braid them on elected the technician. Length of future braids can be chosen any, but it is not recommended to do them lower than a waist - too heavy to carry such hairdress. 200 braids to a waist from a kanekalon weigh about 600 grams.

the Quantity of the braided braids usually varies from 100 to 250 pieces, depending on wishes and the client`s opportunities. 100 pieces - a hairdress will turn out “flat“, and each braid quite thick. 200 pieces - a hairdress look more volume.

the Average cost of weaving of one braid usually makes 1 dollar. All hairdress, respectively - 100 - 250 dollars. In specialized salons on Afro-weaving such laying will manage in even more impressive sum - 400 - 600 dollars, depending on a type of a hairdress (most expensive are of “pony“ and “kerl“).

If in a month - another does not want to leave a new hairdress, then for correction (usually this interlacing of the top 25 - 40 braids) it is necessary to lay out 70 - 200 dollars. Approximately in the same sum also the professional unbraiding of braids will manage.


it is very simple to Look after dreadlocks and breyda - hair not to comb, and to wash the head not more often 1 - go once a week. Otherwise the hairdress will quicker lose the original form. If there was an irritation from a tension or badly washed away shampoo, then the head is rinsed with broth of a camomile or wipe hlorgeksidiny.

Process of accustoming to such laying is individual

: at someone unpleasant feelings will pass every other day, and someone on it needs week. The constant headache indicates what is possible, braids are braided incorrectly. In this case it is necessary to get rid of a hairdress.

to Whom should not be braided by

All types of African braids and dreads do not do at vegeto - vascular dystonia, frequent migraines, skin problems (neurodermatitises, psoriasis, seborrhea, etc.) tendencies to an allopetion (hair loss) and at the weakened hair. It is not recommended to be braided and in case you on the head many birthmarks, birthmarks or have bald spots as such hairdresses will only emphasize shortcomings.

Yes or no

the opinion that dreadlocks and breyda spoil own hair Exists. Partly, it is the truth as hair can become fragile of - for fixings in one situation, and the long tension weakens hair bulbs. However the most popular myth about harm of these hairdresses arose from - for the heap of own hair appearing under legs after their unbraiding. But it quite naturally as in day at the person 70 - 100 hair drop out on average, and in such laying they remain recorded during two - three months of “carrying“. Several thousands of dropped-out hair are during this time gained.

their wrong unbraiding Absolutely precisely injures hair. Therefore it is better to get rid of a hairdress at a professional breyder.

I all - despite everything “but“, thanks to such laying you will be able:

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