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DREADS, ANYONE?

Post by Hexe on Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:24 am

I’ve been making some new dreads all morning and since it’s such a fun and easy way to get your BubbleGoth on, I thought I’d show u how to make them as well.

YOU NEED:
-Synthetic hair (costs about $2.50 a pack). You can get cute falls out of 2 packs. If u want big hair, get 4.
- Something hot to seal the dreads.
- A ribbon, a scarf, a cloth..something long and stringy that u’re not precious about.

STEP 1:
All synthetic hair comes in a similar kind of packaging..you take it out and it’s usually tied to the package with a little plastic hairband. I normally like really long dreads so I won’t cut anything. Just take a piece of hair and fold it the way it’s needed. If u want shorter dreads, u can cut it in the middle. You kinda have to make a few to figure how long of a dread a certain piece of hair is going to be.
These dreads I’m making right now, are gonna be kinda short, so I cut the length of the hair in half. Right where the hair attaches to the package.



STEP 2:

There are different ways to create dreads. To me, the easiest ones are the ones with a simple loop. I use a string (or anything that serves the purpose) and just tie it to the legs of a chair. u can come up with your own creative solutions too.
Get your McGyver on:P
Then I take the hair, fold it in half and tie a knot around the string.


STEP 3: BACKCOMBING

Tease away.



STEP 4: TWISTING AND SEALING

Now just twist them until they start looking like the dreads you wanna have.
You need hot something to seal them. I use a steamer. Got it from Ross for $20 and it’s awesome for everything. Some people just carefully hold them over a pot of boiling water and let the steam seal it.
Some people cover them with a towel and use a low temperature on an old hair straightener.
It needs something hot enough to seal them but too hot will melt them..so…find out which is the best option for you.
Please be careful. The steam is hot.
If you live with your parents, let them help you and make sure you’re safe.



YOU’RE DONE!Smile

Now you can either braid them into your own hair, make hair falls or attach some to a cheap old wig to spice it up.
I’ll be rocking my Neon pink ones in Miami this weekend:)
Bringing BubbleGoth to Winter Music Festival.
Taking I-Loo as well!
Doesn’t she have an awesome life?
Will take pictures:)

I.L.U.
k

ps: If u make your own dreads, show them off! Leave a picture in the comments. Also, if you have any tips or tricks to share with others that I didn’t mention, let us know:)

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Post by lyndseyjoy on Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:29 am

I've been meaning to make some for ages <:
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Post by MoonChildEve on Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:16 pm

Same here.
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Post by catloafwithpotato on Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:11 pm

I can't find where someone was asking where to buy synthetic hair, but I finally found the list of shops I'd been looking for: http://hairextensionsforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=720&start=0
This is a few years old, so these might not all still exist, but it lists places different countries, which was why i wanted to find it.
The end.
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