Softening synthetic dreads can be done with the following steps:
Fill a large container or basin with warm water. Make sure the water is not too hot, as high temperatures can damage the synthetic fibers.
Add a small amount of conditioner to the water. You can use a regular hair conditioner or a special conditioner designed for synthetic hair.
Submerge the synthetic dreads in the water and conditioner mixture. Gently swish the dreads around in the water to ensure that they are completely saturated.
Let the dreads soak for 20-30 minutes. This will allow the conditioner to penetrate the synthetic fibers and soften them.
Rinse the dreads thoroughly with clean water. Be sure to remove all traces of conditioner, as any remaining product can cause buildup and make the dreads look greasy.
Gently squeeze out excess water from the dreads. You can wrap them in a clean towel to remove more moisture.
Hang the dreads to dry. Avoid using a hair dryer or other heat sources, as high temperatures can damage the synthetic fibers.
By following these steps, you should be able to soften your synthetic dreads and make them more comfortable to wear.