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« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2004 08:56:57 AM »

I'm glad I could help you guys out Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2004 09:45:37 PM »

I make dreadfalls. Oh yes, yes I do.



There's how I look today. Coincidence that we took some photos and people are interested in hair today.



There's a close up of my dreads. They are made from steam-sealed silky jumbo synthetic hair that I purchased at a beauty supply store.

Quinnster's site (URL in a post above) is really the best place to learn how to create hair, but I would be glad to make a tutorial at some point for those of you who want to learn through this site. I do dreads from synthetic hair that are quite sleek and smooth, loose falls with wool yarn (keeps your ears warm!), and I've made a silly wig or two with craftfoam, plastic lacing, and tinsel.

You'd be surprised at what you can put in your hair these days!


And there are the wool falls.

I can also do dreads for folks if you'd like. They're not easy to do and are time consuming, so if you want to be lazy, sweet. I'd be glad to craft for you, just send me a message.  Grin

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« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2004 10:21:19 PM »

man, I wish I had a job where I could pull those off.....sometimes I miss my club days
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« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2004 01:34:44 PM »

Well, they're not permanent, so I don't wear them when I work.

And I don't seem to have club days, so my poor hair doesn't come out and play nearly enough. So, by gods, we take the world by storm and the wolf by the ears and wear them to class!!!

teehee. :-)
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« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2004 09:48:06 AM »

OOH! Please do a tutorial! I've begged my Mum to let me order some online, but she just laughs and says sarkily "You could make those yourself" which is one of my catchphrases when we're shopping. But now it looks like I can, if you do a tutorial. Pretty please? they're goergeous.
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« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2004 04:20:11 PM »

Here are some great net resources for ideas and supplies for hair extentions;

www.ragdolly.net has galleries, allsorts of styles of fake hair and how-tos. I've bought a few things there, and they're soooo fun, but the galleries are worth looking at even if you don't buy there.

www.sinnocence.com

www.trishastar.com

www.divaluxe.com

http://www.quinnster.co.uk is a great place for even more ideas, and there's more D.I.Y. stuff.
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« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2004 07:02:48 PM »

For the best dreads, DIY...


Go to http://www.quinnster.co.uk

Once again, that is really the fake hair bible right there. I owe a good majority of my knowledge to Quinnster and her British cohorts.

I will attempt to get a camera and take pictures of my personal dread-making process as soon as I can, but here's a shortened version for now...

First, one needs something to attach the hair to. Most folks use the stretchy lace you can get at sewing shops, a leg from old tights, a ponytail holder, or a strip of fabric. I pin the lace (which I what I like to use as it's dainty) to my portable ironing board so it stretches across the short length of the board. Then I get a small, 3/4 inch wide segment of synth hair (which you can buy online or at local beauty supply stores). This is tied in a half hitch knot over the piece of lace, but you can figure out your own favorite attachment method. After this is completed, I take each end of the hair separately and backcomb it thoroughly. When you are finished, you should have two ratty tangled pieces of hair that are knotted to the lace in the middle.

I use a Sunbeam clothing iron that is on a medium setting with as much steam as possible. I twist each ratty section of hair separately, mist it with water, and then carefully iron the hair until it stays in its sticklike form. This of course is easier said than done, but be careful to keep the hair from burning and keep practicing.

Repeat. Duh. A good fall has between 20 and 40 dreads in it, depending on how much weight your head can support and how much hair you like to wear.

The final product:


This process doesn't always work out for people, so once again, I can offer to make dreadfalls for a smaller price than most vendors charge. Just email me.
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« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2004 07:04:39 PM »

Here are some great net resources for ideas and supplies for hair extentions;

www.ragdolly.net has galleries, allsorts of styles of fake hair and how-tos. I've bought a few things there, and they're soooo fun, but the galleries are worth looking at even if you don't buy there.

www.sinnocence.com

www.trishastar.com

www.divaluxe.com

http://www.quinnster.co.uk is a great place for even more ideas, and there's more D.I.Y. stuff.


Caveat emptor: Do not purchase from Ragdolly unless you are willing to wait. Her hair and goggles are of wonderful quality but she ships on her own time. Divaluxe also has great stuff but sometimes she is on hiatus from selling.

You can also try the LJ community: fakehair.
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« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2004 10:57:24 PM »

i love love love fake hair. i'm wearing it in my profile picture! Wink you didn't think my pigtails were that long now, did you? Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2004 03:53:36 AM »

carpejugulum--
wow wow wow
amazing hair.. i love the candy cane stripe look for accent.. along with a nice base color.
kickass. I'd love some!!!
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