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« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2011 06:20:43 PM »

Just search for hair feather kits on amazon or ebay and you will find the crimp beads

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« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2011 12:42:24 AM »

I've done mine myself for months.  I have naturally curly hair; the feathers will actually somewhat adapt to your hair's original texture.  I treat them just as I would the hair growing out of my head other then being careful brushing and using heat products around the crimp bead area.  I flat iron my hair quite often and have used a curling iron on them as well.  The feathers hold up just fine.  I knew this shaping method wouldn't be harmful to the feathers as it's the same way I've been maintaining several pairs of feather earrings I own when then because unruly or misshapen.  For me it takes about 2 months for each extension to start to slip, which then I carefully slide it out once it gets low and lose enough to remove without damaging the hair it is attached to.  I then clip off the crimp bead and start all over with the feathers, putting them in different places and mixing up the color combinations.  I have no desire to die my hair, so these have been a great way to add some color for a unique style.
« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2011 07:27:34 PM »

thank you for the tutorial.  I can appreciate that price is a major factor -- however, because of the booming popularity of this trend I've already seen an alert about roosters being put to death in factory-fashion to meet the demand.  Please do consider finding sustainable, humane suppliers for your feathers.  (I cite this article http://www.peta.org/b/thepetafiles/archive/2011/07/28/flee-from-feather-hair-extensions.aspx?PageIndex=2).  I love the tutorial and thanks for the information -- I hate to be a buzzkill but i also know people who are thoughtful enough to craft are also caring enough to check into their supply sources and make sure inhumane methods aren't being used.
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« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2011 11:07:13 AM »

Just thought I'd add that Etsy is a great source for cruelty-free feathers

That being said, when I had dreadlocks, I sewed in feathers of all kinds that I had found on hikes. In my experience, they wouldn't look very good after a month or two. Maybe rooster feathers are different?

Anyways, great job DIYing it!
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