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Topic: Falls (fake hair...yay!)  (Read 43039 times)
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« Reply #40 on: April 03, 2004 03:08:11 PM »

i've never made dreads from synth hair, but wanted to pipe up that wool doesn't necessarily look fake. i've braided fat icelandic type yarn into my hair a couple of times and most people assumed they were real dyed dreads.

using unworsted, boiled yarn (eg lopi), and using a few different widths helps it look more real. not that the point of having a blue and purple firework on your head is really to look "realistic" but it is fun when people think you've spent weeks dreading your hair into perfect, smooth locks.

the most fun is that now i can make the yarn pieces into a scarf or something!
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« Reply #41 on: April 03, 2004 03:30:36 PM »

carpejugulum, your dreads are so neat and tight!  mine lost their shape almost immediatly.  What heating method did you use?

I use a Sunbeam steam iron with the steam turned all the way up, usually between the wool and cotton setting. I twist the HELL out of my dreads, and use the iron to set and seal them. Boiling also can help. I prefer the iron because I get more control.
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« Reply #42 on: April 04, 2004 03:41:08 PM »



There are some double ended dreads I just finished today. They just get better and better with practice!
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« Reply #43 on: April 08, 2004 11:49:55 AM »

Braid Falls!

http://photos.yahoo.com/shade_n_shadow In the halloween folder
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« Reply #44 on: April 14, 2004 05:14:57 AM »

carpejugulum, I think your hair is amazing, I also rely on Quinnster's alot for hair tips, I've had woolen braids and am currently wearing my first fall I made succesfully for purple and pink chunky braided wool.  Anywho...  I was wondering if you can still make double ended dreads from frizzy/crimpy kinda synth hair 'cos the hair I have left over from some braids I had is really bushy stuff.
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« Reply #45 on: April 15, 2004 03:11:24 PM »

Hey! carpejugulum you're dreadz look a-ma-zing !! loll Grin I really don't understand how to make dreadz, and espeshilly the material you need to make them!  Huh Cry   Undecided Sad huh ! hehe !! Soon i'm goign to Cuba..and i want dreadz to go over there and i'm hoping i could get them made down there...does anyone have a  estimate price fer me ? loll And any SIMPLEinstructions fer me i'd Really appreciate it  Wink
Thanx so much  Smiley
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« Reply #46 on: April 20, 2004 07:01:09 PM »

Once again, I must send you to http://www.quinnster.co.uk . That's all the hair information you'll need. If you cannot figure out how to make hair by yourself, there are loads of wonderful places online that will sell you finished dreads or falls.
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« Reply #47 on: April 20, 2004 07:03:26 PM »

Anywho...  I was wondering if you can still make double ended dreads from frizzy/crimpy kinda synth hair 'cos the hair I have left over from some braids I had is really bushy stuff.

The bushier the better! I use the stuff people use to make braids, and if it's icky and ratty and gross, it'll make fine, realistic dreads. If you want smoother dreads (more stick-like and less hippiesque), you can use a higher quality type of hair, but frizzy and crimpy is a-o-k!
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« Reply #48 on: June 29, 2004 11:50:57 AM »

here's a link with a short tutorial on dreads

http://members.shaw.ca/mroy/pages/diydreads.html
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« Reply #49 on: September 12, 2004 08:49:36 PM »

Would the hair for Halloween costumes work okay???...I want to make some, and Halloween stuff is coming out soon and is the only fake hair that will be available for me to use...as I dont have much for stores in my town...
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