First dreads/set ever :) *massive picture post*

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First dreads/set ever :) *massive picture post*

Post by yralihenial » Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:36 am

So, I've done quite a bit of these... It was my first time but I spent an entire night before I ordered any hair watching tutorials and reading things about how to do this xD So, I think I did pretty good. I'm re-sealing some purple-y ones i made right now, but after that I'll be taking more pictures with my good camera to show you the quality and such. I ordered hair from ikickshins, and I got impatient while waiting so I bought some black and reddish hair from a local store xD I'll put those first , so you can see what my first ones looked like. The black ones weren't great and I've already gone back over them, so i'll just show the red ones and the transitionals I made. Any critique is welcome, but I think they're pretty f-ing awesome. (we're not supposed to cuss, right?)


First transitional type thingys i made
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Red ones, first 'set' of one color I did.
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My black ones ^_^ very proud of them
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Pink/blue/white. I did them separately, I just have 'em all chillin' on one slice of fabric.
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Some of the purple/white ones I've got done :P
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The transitional/candy cane/splash/whatever ones I did =D I looooooove them.
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Here they are all together(before I resealed a few) ^_^
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So, what do you think? =D I use a flat iron that is sucky as fuuuuu-crap and I don't use a towel or anything, I just spray the dreads and twist it while I have the iron on it. I've been going over them again and cutting off the little peices, because that was bothering me. xD Uhh... Hmm. They're all single ended, I can't figure out how to do DEs.

Any opinions, lemme know :) I'll have better pictures very soon.

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Post by MissPlastik » Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:38 pm

From what I can see in your pictures, you're doing pretty good, maybe backcomb them a bit more?

^_^

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Post by yralihenial » Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:15 pm

Ololol, yuh. :P Can never backcomb enough, right?


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Post by Battlesheep » Sat Jun 19, 2010 7:35 pm

I haven't made many sets myself, but your dreads look pretty good for a first try. Maybe you can backcomb them a bit more and seal the ends better? :) Also, if you backcomb them more, you can taper them more and then the ends can be thinner and easier to seal. Hope that helps. :)
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Post by yralihenial » Sat Jun 19, 2010 7:48 pm

xD some of the ends are almost down to nothing

I've got to take better quality pictures :P I should have them by tonight, I'm getting my camera back

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Post by convenientlust » Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:09 pm

Agreed with more backcombing... and tapering them. It's make a huge difference. They'll stay together for a lot longer. If you were down to the end of the hair, that means you could backcomb more, then it leaves more room to taper it as Battlesheep said.

Be careful not using a towel while sealing with a flat iron. It'll burn the hair pretty easily, depending on how hot your flat iron gets of course.

But for your first set.. they look pretty good. Nice color choices. Keep at it!

As for doing the DE's, there are a bunch of tutorials on here to help ya :)
http://hairextensionsforum.com/viewtopi ... 62&t=10404 --- this one's for sealing with an actual iron, but it should still help.

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Post by yralihenial » Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:52 am

>.< I forgot to take HD pictures of them, but right now I'm installing them ^_^ I started yesterday at 10pm, and kept going until 6 am xD slept until 5pmish (my sleeping schedule is way off) and I've been doing them since I woke up (it's 10:50 pm right now). I'm almost finished D: I'm going to have to make more black ones, I think, for the top. Hopefully not, we'll see. I will be taking pictures of the install once i'm done ^_^ I love how the dreads are all different lengths and colors and all that kind of stuff =DD I'm very excited to get them FINISHED xD

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Post by yralihenial » Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:34 am

eeeeeee, i got them in!

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Post by convenientlust » Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:29 am

very cute!

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Post by radio-trash » Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:10 pm

They look excellent installed! Wow good job :D
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Post by yralihenial » Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:03 am

Thank you so much :) I actually have more pictures xD

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I got some clip in bangs from ikickshins etsy thing ^_^ they're SO awesome
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Post by ladykay » Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:25 am

oh wow they're so lovely :D i thought at first that they would be a bit much with all the colors, but they look so good on you, they really make your eyes seem bluer. loving the fringe! that red suits you so well :D it is somewhat hard to tell in the pictures you took, but is this a full install?

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Post by yralihenial » Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:24 am

Aww, thank you ^_^ the fringe is actually a really hot pink, i think its the light xD

it's a full install except for my bangs :P next time I install, i think i'm going to put my bangs in them too, so i can just put in the clip in bangs and not have to worry about washing my real ones D:

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Post by KaiMassacre » Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:24 pm

very very nice fringe in that last one (: they look great installed :D

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Post by yralihenial » Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:34 pm

Thank you :D

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