How long do dreads stay stiff?
Keeping moisture in the hair makes it stronger and more resilient. Thick dreads will change little after the first year but thinner dreads will continue to tighten a bit for up to two years!
Do synthetic dreads get softer?
How to Soften Synthetic Dreads? Brand new synthetic dreads can be stiff at first and may have an unnatural shine. To make new dreads more flexible, soak them in boiling water for 30 seconds. This will also take some of the shine out, making them look more realistic.
Are soft locs permanent?
They can last permanently if you continue to work with the hair by retwisting your new growth to make them look fresh. “Rather than loosening up like lots of hair, after two or three weeks, the hair locks even tighter, creating a stronger loc,” Rebel says.