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« Reply #30 on: March 21, 2004 01:10:52 PM »

Yes you could! There are a a few methods you could use to do it.  You should go on http://www.quinnster.co.uk   It has alot of great techniques and is VERY helpful.  Just to sum up the method that seems pretty easy and temporary, is to make invididual dreads with loops at the top, thread hair thru with a latch hook tool, or crochet needle, and braid a little bit of your own hair in, secure with tiny rubber band.  This to me seems the easiest to do and remove.  but there are TONS of ways, you should definitely check out the website.
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« Reply #31 on: March 27, 2004 10:32:36 AM »

Here are some other hairpieces I have done recently. Some of them are not made of synthetic hair, but the method of wearing them is the same!



Those are some natural colored double-ended dreads that ended up in a pair of falls for a customer.


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These falls are made with several kinds of plastic rexlace, plastic grid mesh, EVA foam strips, vinyl tubing in two colors, and are mounted on strips of old black teeshirt. My customer had thin hair in a growing-out undercut, so she needed a pair of lightweight falls. So we used plastic rather than synthetic hair! It takes a lot of the massive weight off of the head.

So, my point is...you can use all kinds of things in your falls to make them super fancy, even if you don't know how to make dreads.
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« Reply #32 on: March 27, 2004 12:27:33 PM »

Sorry offtopic.. but omg carpejugulum you look amazing!  Cheesy
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« Reply #33 on: March 28, 2004 10:07:02 AM »

Sorry offtopic.. but omg carpejugulum you look amazing!  Cheesy


If you're looking at my user photo, thanks! If you're looking at the head with the falls on, that's Angela, the girl I did the pieces for, not me.  Wink
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« Reply #34 on: March 29, 2004 08:27:14 AM »

i was looking at your avatar  Wink  Smiley
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« Reply #35 on: March 29, 2004 09:19:48 PM »

Thanks kindly! I'm wearing a pair of my dreadfalls.

Has anyone had any luck making their own dreads besides me?
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« Reply #36 on: March 29, 2004 09:23:35 PM »

I was successful at making ribbon falls once...  I also threw in some clear tubing and yarn.  they were cool, but much more perky and punky than gothy.  they were for a costume.

all I did was take a piece of old nylons and started putting ribbons and yarn on it using a half hitch knot.  then I sewed the tubing in.  I varied the lengths of the pieces so that they were bouncy looking.  to wear them, I put my hair in pigtails and tied the pieces of nylons around each pigtail and then wrapped a leg of nylons in a figure eight around the pigtails to pull them together higher and to help with the weight issue.  I covered the top of my head with a scarf.

I wish I had pictures but I don't have any with me at the moment, and the falls have since vanished...  maybe I'll have to make some more!   Grin
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« Reply #37 on: April 01, 2004 06:06:56 AM »

Those are the best!!!! I have a stylist friend who will absolutely go wild when she sees those. (emailing page....now!)  Kiss
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« Reply #38 on: April 02, 2004 02:11:52 PM »

carpejugulum, your dreads are so neat and tight!  mine lost their shape almost immediatly.  What heating method did you use?
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« Reply #39 on: April 02, 2004 08:48:25 PM »

These are old pics of me...but I'm wearing my falls here.. the corset-shirt was also altered by me... I don't remember the brand of hair I used here...I think it was called something like jumbo hair and it costed me $6 cdn... the hair itself was very frizzy... which made life easier since the dreads kinda stick together and doesn't require heat setting... this type of hair will not straighten even under boiling water... it will straighten a little but not much...

Currently right now I'm working on a synth red dread wig... the materials I'm using is this type of yarn... it looks flat-ish and is long fine strands of synth fiber twisted together..... these are originally used for knitting/crocheting those slippers and bags and what not... but I like how easily they fluff up and stay together as dreads...

*Note*oh yea I found out what they're called now... slippers and crafting yarn and I fixed all those stupid words...I tend to type in the wrong words when I'm tired...
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