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Gothicle

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synthetic dreads
« on: 24 Mar 11 / 09:48 PM »
I thought ide post a couple of pics of the dreads i made from kanekalon, ill be doing a tutorial on it soon so watch the space xD they're single ended so they can be used for both brading in and for wearing in falls. i braded them in for my friend (took me 7 hours!) lol but he had to take them out because they were giving him headaches. and i borrowed them and put them in falls in the second pic =]



 

KittyLost

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Re: synthetic dreads
« Reply #1 on: 24 Mar 11 / 10:02 PM »
Looks amazing!
 

pippachainsaw

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Re: synthetic dreads
« Reply #2 on: 24 Mar 11 / 10:22 PM »
love!
 

Marte

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Re: synthetic dreads
« Reply #3 on: 25 Mar 11 / 01:21 AM »
Love them!
Mine haven't given me a headache, but they always itch like hell the first week. But the itching (and headaches) should go away after a couple of weeks. To bad he had to take them out :<
 

DevilNeverCries

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Re: synthetic dreads
« Reply #4 on: 25 Mar 11 / 02:57 AM »


These look great-very even!  May I ask if you have any particular techniques to creating the long, thick ones? 
The synthetic ones I make always end up rather small/tight; larger masses seem to give me some trouble in the backcombing stage.  Apologies, I know you're planning on posting a tutorial~ just thought I'd get the jump on some specific questions. 
I normally boil them in a pot; is there a more effective way to do long ones?  X_-

thank you
 

Tweetyeti

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Re: synthetic dreads
« Reply #5 on: 25 Mar 11 / 06:05 AM »
I love synthetic dreads, i want some, but unfortunately im nice and broke :D
 

Mathurine

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Re: synthetic dreads
« Reply #6 on: 25 Mar 11 / 11:00 AM »
When I did my human hair extensions it hurt my neck, the extra weight of them really made a huge difference! those synth ones look darned awesome though, well done!
 

Gothicle

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Re: synthetic dreads
« Reply #7 on: 25 Mar 11 / 04:34 PM »
devilnevercries, i recommend using bigger quantities of synethic hair, and seal them using a thin tea towl dipped in water, then lay it over the backcombed dread and seal with hair straighteners, they seal alot better that way! =]
 

DevilNeverCries

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Re: synthetic dreads
« Reply #8 on: 27 Mar 11 / 02:48 AM »

Thank you; I'll give that a try next time I venture to make some.  My backcombing skills are horrid when it comes to large chunks however....uah.  =_=  I suppose practice makes perfect. 

A straightener.....cool!  I've seen videos where people used some odd kind of steamer...that seemed a bit impractical for me, but I could definitely try the flat iron. 
 

Gothicle

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Re: synthetic dreads
« Reply #9 on: 27 Mar 11 / 09:11 PM »
Yehh i baught a steamer off ebay, thought it would be an awesome idea.. turned out rubbish! a thin teatowl, sprayed or dipped in water, and clamping with a pair of straighteners works a hell of alot better =]
 

DevilNeverCries

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Re: synthetic dreads
« Reply #10 on: 28 Mar 11 / 08:17 AM »

Ah, good to know that the steamer technique isn't so cool~ 

And I've thought of another question in regards to braiding them in......Normally I'll use a close-ended bobby pin to snag a chunk of hair and pull it through the loop. 
However, I bought the pack of them a few years ago, and now it seems that style isn't on the market anymore!  The majority of mine have been scattered to the wind and I have one left....scared to loose that one, heh.  Of course the 'V' end-shaped ones don't work as they catch on the loop (anything not impeccably smooth, and mine get pretty ragged after several wears...)
What do you use to thread pieces of hair?  @_@
 

itsamber001

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Re: synthetic dreads
« Reply #11 on: 28 Mar 11 / 06:41 PM »
First off I love those. I would definitely buy some of those if you made and sold them. Purple and black please :) I also love your outfit you look amazing and I have those same boots, they're awesome. I have crazy thick and curly hair so I definitely get the weight issue. When I had my real dreads they were pretty heavy but it takes time to get used to.
 

DevilNeverCries

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Re: synthetic dreads
« Reply #12 on: 28 Mar 11 / 08:21 PM »
Mathurine and itsamber001- synthetic is most definitely lighter! 
I've found it's good to let them dry out for a full day before wearing....then all of the water has evaporated and they're even lighter.  I made the mistake of crafting a head full of long ones the night before I meant to wear them....woke up in the morning determined to put them all in and ended up with a massive headache from the extra water still in them! =_= silly....silly thing to do.   
The cool thing about synthetic also is that you can change them constantly, and don't have to 'get used to' the weight/headaches.....it takes a lot of time and practice to put them in (as I'm sure Gothicle can attest to....7 hours, damn....) but once you get the hang of it, it'll be ok~
 

Mathurine

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Re: synthetic dreads
« Reply #13 on: 28 Mar 11 / 08:32 PM »
Thank goodness my extentions have grown to the length where they're mostly cut out now anyway, what I have is now my own hair. Hubby didn't even notice that I'd cut about 3 inches off the other day!

Yes I bet synth's are lighter, human hair weighs a ton, especially when dreaded.
 

Marte

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Re: synthetic dreads
« Reply #14 on: 29 Mar 11 / 02:41 PM »
I hate washing my hair when I have my dreads in, it weighs alot hehe. And I usually takes 12hrs to dry it all.
 

Gothicle

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Re: synthetic dreads
« Reply #15 on: 31 Mar 11 / 11:56 PM »

Ah, good to know that the steamer technique isn't so cool~ 

And I've thought of another question in regards to braiding them in......Normally I'll use a close-ended bobby pin to snag a chunk of hair and pull it through the loop. 
However, I bought the pack of them a few years ago, and now it seems that style isn't on the market anymore!  The majority of mine have been scattered to the wind and I have one left....scared to loose that one, heh.  Of course the 'V' end-shaped ones don't work as they catch on the loop (anything not impeccably smooth, and mine get pretty ragged after several wears...)
What do you use to thread pieces of hair?  @_@



urmm, im trying to think what i used now.. i think i used a hairband and a metal hook.. here is the tutorial i used ...
 

Gothicle

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Re: synthetic dreads
« Reply #16 on: 01 Apr 11 / 12:00 AM »
Well the good thing about the technique with straighteners is that after you made the dread it will all ready be dry because you would have steamed out all the water =]

and yeh.. litterally 7 hours, standing and brading, without a break haha, i just remember my back really hurting, but yeh, im a bit of a perfectionist, so every hair needed to be braded in, and every section needed to be dead straight, etc x)
 

DevilNeverCries

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Re: synthetic dreads
« Reply #17 on: 03 Apr 11 / 04:10 AM »
Ah, thanks for the link. I'll check it out. 

Perfectionist indeed!  Well done.
I kinda prefer mine to be messy as I usually don't go for a full head of them; I just kind of throw them in wherever looks cool.  I like to twist up other strands of hair with them and band it back in strips, or just dread a section of my hair and ponytail that to the side with some random normal hair chunks laced in.  Chaotic perfection, more or less.....>_<V
Once my friend and I gave each other mohawks where we just dreaded the sides of our hair back in a dragon weave and spiked up the middle section~ epic......
 

Livvv

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Re: synthetic dreads
« Reply #18 on: 19 Apr 11 / 07:16 PM »
Ahhh they look incredible, can you please come and put mine in for me?? :D

Last time I had them my friend put them in and they were a bit lumpy, I love how straight and even you've done them for your friend. I have to attempt to put all of mine in myself this time, never done it before!
 

 

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