When you see hair that has gone a lot shorter after dreading, this is usually due to excessive backcombing. I always try to preserve as much length as possible when doing dreads. This is quite easy with the technique I use. If someone has very thick hair, this makes it easier to keep it longer; sometimes as little as one inch may be lost. However if your hair is very thin you may lose more length. I always leave the ends of hair loose for a natural look, unless requested otherwise, as this also helps to preserve more length. If you want the tips to be rounded off then the dreads will be a couple of inches shorter.

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