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« on: April 05, 2008 04:10:50 PM »

While looking for something crafty to do, I found some curly kanekelon (a popular kind of synthetic hair) in the bottom of a drawer. So, I figured I'd make me some extensions... voila!


The materials: one packet of wefted curly kanekelon, several packets of wig clips (LOVE wig clips), thread + needle (not shown)


some pieces after construction. I made 2 big and 2 small ones for strategic placement.


My actual hair, untouched by brush/flatiron/product... what? I just woke up at that point...


With the extensions... Ok, so this would admittedly be 10x better if my hair was black to match the extensions. Also if I took a curling iron to the rest of my hair... but hey, I was just playing with it.


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And with just one of the large pieces + 2 shorter ones for a more modest, pinned back look.

I need to get some Human Hair and make better quality extensions (maybe even dye it to match my hair? or maybe I'll just dye my hair back to black... hmmm). Also, I want to try and block a fuller extension piece ala the Ken Paves/Jessica Simpson set. It's really quite interesting what they do, but I'm not about to spend 300+ for his/hers... I'll just make my own, thank you! Questions, comments, suggestions, please don't hesitate!
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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2008 04:20:38 PM »

i love fake hair!!
these look really  really good.
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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2008 04:25:51 PM »

fab!
You look so cute with them in!
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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2008 04:45:42 PM »

that was as really cool post. i think i may be dense, i've never though about make hair extensions on my own before. thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2008 05:05:42 PM »

I love your extensions. I've been meaning to do curly hair extensions for a long time now and now I can't postpone it anymore, thanks to your post  Cheesy You should try out some hime gyaru hair-do with those extension, it might suit you really well.
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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2008 05:21:57 PM »

Thats really cute, I like it with the purple streaks of your natural hair, it gives some interest.
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« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2008 05:38:24 PM »

Those look great on you!  It might not match completely in person, but I think it looks REALLY good.  I'd love to try to make some of these.  My mom has pretty thin hair...I bet I could try and make her some too.

Dumb question....where did you get the wig clips?

Thanks! 
You did a great job!!
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« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2008 08:30:56 PM »

Thanks everyone for the comments!

Dumb question....where did you get the wig clips?

Not a dumb question at all, Mansonette, you can get them at most hair supply stores, especially if they have a hair extension section, also wig shops. If not, there are also a few places online you can get them from like Doctored Locks (http://www.doctoredlocks.com/). They're sometimes also called weave clips. Google it, you're bound to get something there.

A little tip for people with thin hair, depending on the weave clip you may need some extra support, crossing 2 bobby pins at the spot you want the clip to rest on, then slipping the clips on will do the trick. It's an old theatre wig trick. Also teasing helps...
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i love the purple streaks!
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« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2008 10:05:25 PM »

Those extensions are great! I second the awesomeness of the purple streaks, I've been thinking about getting some for awhile, and yours are just perfect, very encouraging!
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