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rach
August 26th, 2009, 09:44 AM
my second wig came today. :cheese: so i can achieve the best of both worlds.
pegs thread a while back which did rather well to confuse people, and got me thinking. i was was just the case of finding the right style for me.

no way ever could i achieve this with real hair, and saves horrid styling :p
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu32/rachelheales/other/wigshort.jpghttp://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu32/rachelheales/other/wigback.jpg

and my other wig which i got couple years back-

http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu32/rachelheales/other/wiggy-1.jpg
(sadly had to cut it down because the weight of it made it fall off my head often :( )

and heres me with my clip in hair extensions-

http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu32/rachelheales/Photo68-1.jpg

why not? saves doing crazy , regrettable things to your own hair.

what have you guys got hidden away ?
pictures are a must have..........

redneckprincess
August 26th, 2009, 09:53 AM
Very pretty!! I have a whole album full of wigs and extentions, but I am thinking about purchasing more

rach
August 26th, 2009, 09:59 AM
wow you have some cool pics in there!!

Maddy25
August 26th, 2009, 10:13 AM
Wow that new wig is gorgeous! It looks so real! Where did you get it?

ladylibra
August 26th, 2009, 10:14 AM
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu32/rachelheales/other/wigshort.jpghttp://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu32/rachelheales/other/wigback.jpg

I adore this! You're hurting my willpower, I really REALLY want a cute short wig... :love:

This was my last wig. I don't even have it anymore :laugh: but I loved it while it lasted...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoYRqEIMWs8

Maddy25
August 26th, 2009, 10:15 AM
I've never had a wig, but I had a clip on ponytail I used to wear a lot last year

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=3575&pictureid=46172
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=3575&pictureid=46171

LittleOrca
August 26th, 2009, 10:27 AM
I don't have a full out wig, but I have thought of getting one. I do have clip in streaks for color though. :) They all match my Ficcares.

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff176/Little_Orca/Long%20Hair%20Gallery/Updos/AquaClip.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff176/Little_Orca/Long%20Hair%20Gallery/Updos/PurpleClip1.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff176/Little_Orca/Long%20Hair%20Gallery/Updos/BlueClip.jpg

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=2946&pictureid=37101
When I wear them like this my mother asks me if I really dyed part of my hair. :D

Quahatundightu
August 26th, 2009, 10:28 AM
Wow love the wigs!!! Never worn one myself, only hair pieces to give me a mohawk :D :D :D

rach
August 26th, 2009, 10:33 AM
Wow that new wig is gorgeous! It looks so real! Where did you get it?

ebay :D
and those pics make you look really glamourous!

ladylibra
thats a really cool idea!!!! other than making sure the hair colour matches up, what a brilliant way to go about it! nice..... :cool: and is probably more secure with those bobby pins.

LittleOrca- :D pretty idea

Roseate
August 26th, 2009, 11:28 AM
I bought a short, straight, glossy dark brown wig a few months ago, but it won't stay on my giant head. It's adjustable, but even at the largest size it's not stable and I wouldn't feel confident leaving the house in the thing. I was so disappointed.

rexy
August 26th, 2009, 11:44 AM
omg I must have that :P Is this the one?
http://cgi.ebay.com/C131-Brown-Mixed-Bob-Short-Lolita-Fashion-Cosplay-Wigs_W0QQitemZ310094877283QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CS A_MWA_Wigs_Extensions?hash=item4833185263&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14#ht_3320wt_1218

I have a Jessica Simpson 23" wavy clip in that I have out grown. My hair is way longer yay!

rach
August 26th, 2009, 11:48 AM
omg I must have that :P Is this the one?
http://cgi.ebay.com/C131-Brown-Mixed-Bob-Short-Lolita-Fashion-Cosplay-Wigs_W0QQitemZ310094877283QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CS A_MWA_Wigs_Extensions?hash=item4833185263&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14#ht_3320wt_1218

I have a Jessica Simpson 23" wavy clip in that I have out grown. My hair is way longer yay!

not far off.

http://cgi.ebay.com/PW170-Brown-Spike-Short-Victorias-Cosplay-Wig_W0QQitemZ180400321069QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA _MWA_Wigs_Extensions?hash=item2a00b2722d&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1262#ht_4296wt_1164

looks redder in the pic , thats the only disappointment i have with it.

Maddy25
August 26th, 2009, 12:58 PM
Im looking at the sellers other items, how is the quality of the wig they sold you?

rach
August 26th, 2009, 01:25 PM
Im looking at the sellers other items, how is the quality of the wig they sold you?
don't know, i haven't much to compare it with. feels and looks good if thats considered and answer :confused:

Redheaded Raven
August 26th, 2009, 02:05 PM
Here is one of my wigs
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f203/Redheaded_Raven/DSC_0021-2.jpg

Addy
August 26th, 2009, 02:31 PM
Love the look Redheaded Raven! :cool:

I'll have to go dig in my box and see what kinda pics I can get of my hair extensions. It's been so long since I've paid them any attention. I think I'm pretty much over them now. :D A short wig would be cool though! I could really pull a fast one on my SIL then! :eyebrows:

Okay, here is a pic with my hair extensions.
http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/1738/picture577.jpg (http://img217.imageshack.us/i/picture577.jpg/)

wiggleit76
August 26th, 2009, 03:09 PM
Here I am with wearing my Jessica Simpson 21" Human Hair hairpiece - a real must for me as a belly dancer since I had to have my hair chopped.
http://www.nafisehbellydance.co.uk/assets/images/n_ext.jpg
I loved it when I first bought it, but it gets so tangled at the nape, no matter how much I deep condition it. I end up having to rope braid it until I need to dance, then re-braid it afterward.

Not sure if it's because I used a non-ammonia semi-permanent hair colour as I bought the wrong shade, but I'm not sure I'd buy another JS hairpiece.

Only another 10 inches or so till I don't need it anymore (grow hair grow!)

rexy
August 26th, 2009, 03:11 PM
not far off.

http://cgi.ebay.com/PW170-Brown-Spike-Short-Victorias-Cosplay-Wig_W0QQitemZ180400321069QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA _MWA_Wigs_Extensions?hash=item2a00b2722d&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1262#ht_4296wt_1164

looks redder in the pic , thats the only disappointment i have with it.

It looks way cuter on you than the mannequin!

jivete
August 26th, 2009, 03:20 PM
Oh man, now I want some more wigs. I can't wear them in the summer because they're too flipping hot but so much fun if it's cooler and you're not dancing.:D

The only picture I have of my wig is really fuzzy but I'll go ahead and attach it anyway.

http://i532.photobucket.com/albums/ee322/jivete/LHC/wig.jpg

rach
August 26th, 2009, 03:26 PM
It looks way cuter on you than the mannequin!
:flowers:

jivete very mysterious pic :)

all these pics look great!!

Quixii
August 26th, 2009, 03:32 PM
I'm very curious about trying wigs out. Especially seeing pictures like this where, like you said, it can save you from doing something regrettable to your real hair.
I just don't know when I'd wear it. It would feel weird wearing a wig to school, especially if it was an unnatural colour (like purple).

Fencai
August 26th, 2009, 03:34 PM
here's one of me and a friend from a club event:

Im the blonde and those pony tails are currently sitting in the costume trunk in the trunk of my car :p

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=2230&pictureid=48902

here's a couple more:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=2230&pictureid=48905
with one of the pony falls

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=2230&pictureid=48903
this one is kind of hard to see, but Im wearing a 3/4 wig cap. I prefer those to full ones....
I'll have to see if I can dig up any of me in my Marie Antoinette wig!

apynip
August 26th, 2009, 03:44 PM
I have a few.
yarn hair falls that i wear to school either two side poney tails one on each. or one poney tail and put both on it.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b128/apynip/hair_falls002.jpg

this wig was originally blonde belive it or not.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b128/apynip/IMG_1391.jpg
Ignore my lolly pop it was yummy though....

Redheaded Raven
August 27th, 2009, 06:01 AM
Fencai, That blond wig is cool!

I have a blonde bob and a green bob, as well as my black one. I also have a long red fall that is attached to a clip.... I like having fun with my hair.

My mom was smart she let me buy wigs to play with my hair so there were fewer hair disasters than there could have been. We also used small color clips and manic panic to have fun....:rolleyes:

Fencai
August 27th, 2009, 06:26 AM
Fencai, That blond wig is cool!

I have a blonde bob and a green bob, as well as my black one. I also have a long red fall that is attached to a clip.... I like having fun with my hair.

My mom was smart she let me buy wigs to play with my hair so there were fewer hair disasters than there could have been. We also used small color clips and manic panic to have fun....:rolleyes:


thanks!!! I love all my wigs and falls etc. Its the best way to have fun! I need to get more that currently match my henna color!

rach
August 27th, 2009, 03:48 PM
thanks!!! I love all my wigs and falls etc. Its the best way to have fun! I need to get more that currently match my henna color!

i hennaed my extensions :p

prittykitty
September 19th, 2009, 01:21 PM
I bought a short, straight, glossy dark brown wig a few months ago, but it won't stay on my giant head. It's adjustable, but even at the largest size it's not stable and I wouldn't feel confident leaving the house in the thing. I was so disappointed.
They sell caps that go on the head over your natural hair that the wig can be clipped to so that it won't fall off, even in strong wind. A woman who lost her hair to alopecia showed me this one time.

swanns
September 19th, 2009, 01:50 PM
My only experience with fake hair was fake dreads back in 2006. Only had them for a month, my scalp started to itch so bad. They were fun though :)

Braiding them in
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/Sammal/Hair/IMG_0298.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/Sammal/Hair/DSCN3742.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/Sammal/Hair/DSCN4099.jpg

Brownie
September 19th, 2009, 02:42 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/Sammal/Hair/DSCN4099.jpg

Wow, this picture is stunning! The dreadlocks look really good on you :cheese:

Fethenwen
September 19th, 2009, 02:54 PM
Wow, this picture is stunning! The dreadlocks look really good on you :cheese:

I second that! :cheese:

swanns
September 19th, 2009, 03:29 PM
Wow, this picture is stunning! The dreadlocks look really good on you :cheese:

Thank you! The updo was just for the pic though, I never wore them like that in public. I could never pull them off now, I'm much less for getting everyone's attention now than I was at 17 :)

Ravenwaves 88
September 19th, 2009, 08:39 PM
I usually only use wigs for halloween but I'll share anyway.

Funky Starbucks Barista

http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss334/Ravenwaves88/funkybarista.jpg

Living dead doll

http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss334/Ravenwaves88/livingdeaddoll-1.jpg

rach
September 20th, 2009, 08:00 AM
swanns - that looks rather cool. i wouldn't have any idea on how to maintain it though.



http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss334/Ravenwaves88/livingdeaddoll-1.jpg
ahhh it blue!!!!!!!!!!!! :cool:
now thats a perfect example why wigs are cool. be very hard to do that with real hair.

janeytilllie
September 20th, 2009, 08:26 AM
My fake hair bun thingy and fake crown braids :)

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=2766&pictureid=50792

Bellalalala
September 20th, 2009, 08:40 AM
My favourite wig
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=3715&pictureid=47683
my old extensions right before I threw them out because they were getting very scraggly
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=3608&pictureid=46361

jivete
January 4th, 2010, 07:41 PM
Oh man, now I want some more wigs. I can't wear them in the summer because they're too flipping hot but so much fun if it's cooler and you're not dancing.:D

The only picture I have of my wig is really fuzzy but I'll go ahead and attach it anyway.

http://i532.photobucket.com/albums/ee322/jivete/LHC/wig.jpg

I was posting a wig pic in another thread and remembered this one. I have a recurring obsession with wigs. I think when I start getting annoyed with my hair, I start looking at buying a wig.

So, a better pic of the wig above.

http://i532.photobucket.com/albums/ee322/jivete/LHC/wigs/IMG00173-1.jpg?t=1262658927

And my newest, though I'm not crazy about it. Maybe if I wore it with more makeup...

http://i532.photobucket.com/albums/ee322/jivete/LHC/wigs/HPIM2623.jpg?t=1262658980

I love the OP's wig and would like to get one in a color other than black. I also think I'm going to get one in a longer length.

I bought the one in the link below for my trip to New Orleans at the end of the month. I can't wait to get it.

http://cgi.ebay.com/hot-pink-FLAME-fire-long-WIG-clown-costume-prop-black_W0QQitemZ170426516648QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_D efaultDomain_0?hash=item27ae3644a8

Xandergrammy
January 4th, 2010, 07:46 PM
no way ever could i achieve this with real hair, and saves horrid styling :p
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu32/rachelheales/other/wigshort.jpghttp://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu32/rachelheales/other/wigback.jpg



I don't have any wigs but I have to tell you that I LOVE this one on you! It's adorable!

ravenreed
January 4th, 2010, 07:50 PM
Matching them to your Ficcare! Squeeeee! Tooooo cute! I have a couple of bright pink ones clippies I bought to wear in my hair when dancing, but I have not yet tried them out. You have inspired me.



I don't have a full out wig, but I have thought of getting one. I do have clip in streaks for color though. :) They all match my Ficcares.

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff176/Little_Orca/Long%20Hair%20Gallery/Updos/AquaClip.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff176/Little_Orca/Long%20Hair%20Gallery/Updos/PurpleClip1.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff176/Little_Orca/Long%20Hair%20Gallery/Updos/BlueClip.jpg

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=2946&pictureid=37101
When I wear them like this my mother asks me if I really dyed part of my hair. :D

Xandergrammy
January 4th, 2010, 07:55 PM
I don't have a full out wig, but I have thought of getting one. I do have clip in streaks for color though. :) They all match my Ficcares.

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff176/Little_Orca/Long%20Hair%20Gallery/Updos/AquaClip.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff176/Little_Orca/Long%20Hair%20Gallery/Updos/PurpleClip1.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff176/Little_Orca/Long%20Hair%20Gallery/Updos/BlueClip.jpg

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=2946&pictureid=37101
When I wear them like this my mother asks me if I really dyed part of my hair. :D




Little Orca, I LOVE THESE!!!!

Gvnagitlvgei
January 4th, 2010, 08:43 PM
my second wig came today. :cheese: so i can achieve the best of both worlds.
pegs thread a while back which did rather well to confuse people, and got me thinking. i was was just the case of finding the right style for me.

no way ever could i achieve this with real hair, and saves horrid styling :p
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu32/rachelheales/other/wigback.jpg



Oh lawd, why did I come in here? I'm trying to stay away from the scissors. This was my whole undergrad style...occasionally spiked and fushia up top lolol! I love this cut...um wig. Maybe I should just buy one whenever I see a cute short style? Very nice!

JenniferNoel
January 4th, 2010, 09:50 PM
This one is fun.

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc15/jenny_the_strange/DSC09249-Copy.jpghttp://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc15/jenny_the_strange/DSC09234-Copy.jpg

Xandergrammy
January 4th, 2010, 09:58 PM
This one is fun.

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc15/jenny_the_strange/DSC09249-Copy.jpghttp://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc15/jenny_the_strange/DSC09234-Copy.jpg



Oooh!! I like this one too!!

piratejenny23
January 4th, 2010, 11:26 PM
i don't have any wigs but here is a happy song about them: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kySwhkpY4I&feature=related

VenusHalley
January 5th, 2010, 01:08 AM
JenniferNoel's wig is so awesome. Very Lady Gaga:D

I am thinking about buying myself a blond wig (for nights out and such occassion...). How uncomfortable are those things?

Sammich
January 5th, 2010, 02:04 AM
I have a few hair pieces, but not a full wig...... Maybe counting my clown wig but that makes my scalp itch HEAVILY... and I don't know if I can find it. ;)

LOL! I used to wear it as a kid and run around with it though, screaming at the makeup on my face thinking I was bleeding. :p :o

rach
January 5th, 2010, 02:19 PM
This one is fun.
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc15/jenny_the_strange/DSC09234-Copy.jpg
oh i like that one and the glass are fantastic with them :D

Gypsy
January 5th, 2010, 02:47 PM
I miss wigs!:)
I used to wear them when I danced all the time; I had the purple jaw length bob, a long brown layered that I took back after a few weeks to have cut to a shoulder length, a gorgeous red that made me realize my skin doesn't look good with red hair- which was a bummer, a sandy blonde one that was about apl.
I have no pics of ANY of them.:(
I got rid of them after I got pretty dedicated to wearing braided extensions, since they wouldn't fir under the wigs, ha ha! I stopped doing the braids a few years back because of the arthritis and carpal tunnel I deal with. Braiding made my hands weak, weak WEAK and throbby painful for days.
I have a pic of the braids-
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v102/LaMermaid/golddress-1.jpg
I decided I will probably braid my hair for our trip to Aruba in March because of the humidity there after trying unsuccessfully to combat humidity in Puerto Rico, Maui and Cancun.

rach
March 9th, 2010, 11:59 AM
i'm gearing up for a hen night "pink ladys theme"
and i got another wig :o

http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu32/rachelheales/other/SDC10477.jpghttp://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu32/rachelheales/other/SDC10466.jpg

It completely clashes with my skin and you Have to wear makeup with it or you look washed out.

think i need to oil the ends a bit more to clump up the ends at the back :ponder:

tralalalara
March 9th, 2010, 12:55 PM
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o13/sanityinsmallbox/mae.jpg

This wig doesn't belong to me, but I wore it for a musical in high school. Most people didn't know it was me until my angry lines...

But it was eye-opening: I'll never cut my hair AND get a perm

ladyleelu
March 9th, 2010, 01:37 PM
This one is fun.

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc15/jenny_the_strange/DSC09249-Copy.jpghttp://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc15/jenny_the_strange/DSC09234-Copy.jpg

I LOVE this JenniferNoel! Where did you buy your wig from? I agree- very Lady Gaga!

When I first trimmed my hair a few months ago, I wore my clip in extensions regularly. I wear 2 packs of Euronext and a quad weft by Headkandy. 17 pieces total... :O

Normal:

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/anonymouslystupid/Photoon2010-01-30at00403.jpg

Extensions:

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/anonymouslystupid/Photoon2010-02-05at18282.jpg

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/anonymouslystupid/Photoon2010-02-05at18264.jpg

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/anonymouslystupid/IMG00311-20100113-1338.jpg

I love em! Even though it's frustrating to get them to blend in with my normal hair..

JenniferNoel
March 9th, 2010, 01:47 PM
I LOVE this JenniferNoel! Where did you buy your wig from? I agree- very Lady Gaga!



Thanks! I got it from some old, poorly run wig shop several months ago. I'm sure they're pretty common though. I've seen a lot of similar wigs at costume shops and various wig shops.
Your extensions look great by the way! :D

Stormcast
March 9th, 2010, 02:25 PM
I wonder, can I show my photoshop pic? It deffinitely is fake!

ladyleelu
March 9th, 2010, 05:15 PM
Thanks! I got it from some old, poorly run wig shop several months ago. I'm sure they're pretty common though. I've seen a lot of similar wigs at costume shops and various wig shops.
Your extensions look great by the way! :D

It looks amazing on you! I love your style, totally works with it. I think I'm a little inspired to try one out! And thank you :)

JaclynBailey
March 9th, 2010, 05:33 PM
Oh my! That is mine and my husbands song.... which is a long story. I LOVE THAT MOVIE!!!!

MissMandyElizab
March 9th, 2010, 05:35 PM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=4928&pictureid=66292[/IMG]this was for a party and it got some odd looks

habioku
March 9th, 2010, 11:22 PM
Normal:

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/anonymouslystupid/Photoon2010-01-30at00403.jpg

Extensions:

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/anonymouslystupid/Photoon2010-02-05at18282.jpg

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/anonymouslystupid/Photoon2010-02-05at18264.jpg

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/anonymouslystupid/IMG00311-20100113-1338.jpg

I love em! Even though it's frustrating to get them to blend in with my normal hair..

WOW! You're so beautiful! You remind me of Audrey Tautou....stunning :crush:

deviantkitten
March 9th, 2010, 11:42 PM
I don't have a full out wig, but I have thought of getting one. I do have clip in streaks for color though. :) They all match my Ficcares.

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff176/Little_Orca/Long%20Hair%20Gallery/Updos/AquaClip.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff176/Little_Orca/Long%20Hair%20Gallery/Updos/PurpleClip1.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff176/Little_Orca/Long%20Hair%20Gallery/Updos/BlueClip.jpg

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=2946&pictureid=37101
When I wear them like this my mother asks me if I really dyed part of my hair. :D
Oh! I love how you have clips to match your clips LOL
They look lovely!

Igor
March 10th, 2010, 02:25 PM
LittleOrca you are tempting me! Iíve thought of getting some for ages but nowÖ *itchy itchy*

I own only one wig, a half-self made one
(Album with the works) (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=2828)

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=2828&pictureid=35477

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=2828&pictureid=35476

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=2828&pictureid=35473

For a very long time I wanted to get more than one, but now Iím afraid I wonít even be able to use the one anymore. I simply canít pile my real hair under it without getting a seriously freaky big skull

/is sad

rach
March 10th, 2010, 03:52 PM
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn34/anonymouslystupid/IMG00311-20100113-1338.jpg

that does look cool. love the curls on that......



http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=2828&pictureid=35476

aww that looks cute :crush:

tokidokichi
March 12th, 2010, 04:57 PM
http://hphotos-snc1.fbcdn.net/hs015.snc1/2960_78110562482_568062482_2139442_7936122_n.jpg
hair extensions =P

ladyleelu
March 14th, 2010, 01:35 PM
Um, Bluna.. I love you. lol I wish I could be Audrey... SO nicknames me Amelie but I WISH!!! <3


http://hphotos-snc1.fbcdn.net/hs015.snc1/2960_78110562482_568062482_2139442_7936122_n.jpg
hair extensions =P

you are SOOOO cute omgah. I love your hair here. :)

tokidokichi
March 14th, 2010, 05:04 PM
[QUOTE=you are SOOOO cute omgah. I love your hair here. :)[/QUOTE]

Thanks! haha I really miss those extensions, but I have decided I'm not going to be getting them anymore because it breaks my hair. Sooo I'll just be patient for my hair to grow to that length!!

StarryNight
January 11th, 2013, 05:24 AM
Wow, I have been away for so long! I have synthetic dreadlock extensions that I made at home, myself. The first picture is of me with them up a couple of days ago. Sorry I look so gross, but I'm getting over a cold and sinus infection. The second picture is me on Christmas, so you can see the length (they are all about 25 inches, give or take a few), and the third is a close up on New Year's eve (sorry it's so grainy) so you can see the size and color variations. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!
http://25.media.tumblr.com/6f72eb318aacd2d95d4d038e25310ddd/tumblr_mgdoxuPLYN1qknu0uo2_500.jpg
http://24.media.tumblr.com/877de5f56fa4ca97c5a1c8330d6424a9/tumblr_mfnmmjb4kU1qd2mhko1_500.jpg
http://24.media.tumblr.com/65fbc831a360ac57dddff96b133b3784/tumblr_mg0hq45y2K1qknu0uo1_500.jpg

joflakes
January 11th, 2013, 05:32 AM
StarryNight - they look so good! How long is your natural hair?

StarryNight
January 11th, 2013, 05:37 AM
joflakes - Thank you! My natural hair is very short right now. I spent most of last year experimenting with it with plans to cut it all off once I was done, and when I put my extensions in I think the longest layers were six inches or so? Before I cut it all I was nearly to tailbone. I am so much happier with dreadlocks, to be honest. I loved my hair when it was long and loose, but it is really no maintenance now at all. I am currently making plans to let my hair get long enough to have natural dreadlocks and install wool roving extensions sometime later this year. :)

StarryNight
January 11th, 2013, 05:42 AM
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mdo93lRPJf1qknu0uo1_500.jpg
Here is a picture of me the night before I installed them, for reference. :)

shutterpillar
January 11th, 2013, 05:45 AM
I LOVE love love the dreads! I have always wanted them, myself. Or at least one or two to liven up my updos.

How did you go about making them?

Angelica
January 11th, 2013, 06:08 AM
I am so happy to see this thread as I thought it would be something unheard of on a long forum. I must confess I have cheated a good deal of times because I can never seem to get my hair to the extreme lengths others can and I did purchase some really nice clip on hair pieces, one is really long and looks beautiful and natural. I find wigs too warm so have never purchased them. I can't uploard photos on here to show you. But you all look gorgeous with your various styles, whether natural or not :)

chen bao jun
January 11th, 2013, 07:28 AM
I have a bunch of wigs--a blonde, three redhead, a Marilyn Monroe white, a hot pink. I wear them for costume parties. I also have what is called a half-wig--that is, you put it on the back of your hair and brush the front of your real hair over it so that it looks extra realistic. My sister in law bought that one for herself and it didn't match her hair so she gave it to me. I wear that one very occasionally when my own hair is wet and I really have to go out and its summer so I can't wear a hat. But I don't much like it. I like the wigs that look very different from my real hair because I like dress up and pretend sometimes. I don't like them if I have to keep explaining over and over that it's not me.
I have known of people who grew their real hair long by wearing a wig everyday and taking care of their hair under it and giving it a rest from being styled.
I would never wear extensions or hair weaves. I think they are heck on your hair. I know a lot of women with broken off hair or baldness because of them. One of my sisters-in-law has lost her hairline, I believe permanently, all the way back to her ears from years of hair extension wearing, it looks dreadful. A wig, you braid up your hair or twist it up with oil or conditioner in it, put on a wig cap or cut off stocking cap, I also put on a satin sleep cap and then I put on the wig, my hair is protected. And then the wig comes off after the party or whatever. But weaves are sewn or glued into your hair and then there's the question of getting the stitches or glue OUT without destroying it. and extensions are heavy and drag your hair off. And then there is what I call the 'cubic zirconia effect'. I have know girls who got cubic zirconia engagement rings because they couldn't afford a real diamond ring yet, which is fine--but then when they could afford a diamond, they found they didn't like the ones they could afford because they were neither as big or as sparkly as the CZ. I would hate for it to happen that I got used to how hair that wasn't mine looked and then was dissatisfied with my real hair because it doesn't have that Victoria's Secret model look that most wigs have--fake perfection.

StarryNight
January 11th, 2013, 02:37 PM
shutterpillar - thank you! ^.^ Making them is very simple, and cheap, but time consuming if you make as many as I did, lol. I use kanekalon, which is a specific type of synthetic hair sold in most beauty supply stores for about 1.50 - 2.50 per bag. I usually get eight to ten dreadlocks out of one bag of hair, and I have about 80 on my head, but could have fit 100 easily because I have a lot of hair. I take a section of hair (it comes in a braid and I undo the braid), fold it in half and loop the end around the hook of a plastic hangar. I then use a tiny elastic to make a loop at the end of the hair wrapped around the hangar hook. This I leave in to make the next step easier, but you don't have to, although it helps if you're learning. Then I backcomb like crazy, usually until the dreadlock reaches a thickness I like and is a little stiff when held out sideways. I use a pet brush to back comb because I find it faster than a comb, but people use all kinds of things, it's personal preference. When I have a stack of these rough looking dreadies I take them to my pot of boiling water on the stove, twist them until I like the way they look, and (being careful not to burn myself!) dip them into the water, which causes them to seal permanently. This is why I use kanekalon. Then I lay them on a towel to dry for 10 minutes or so and they are ready to braid in! Sorry if any of that was unclear. You can find many videos on youtube that show how to make and install both single and double ended dreadlocks (mine are single).

Iaine
January 11th, 2013, 04:33 PM
I love, love, love wigs. I have a wig that sits at about classic length on me. I'm at the gym right now, so I can't post any pictures of it, but I'll take one as soon as I get home.

shutterpillar
January 11th, 2013, 07:00 PM
Starrynight - I thought your instructions were very clear. This may have to be a project I work on in the near future! Thanks for the info! :D

StarryNight
January 25th, 2013, 03:17 PM
shutterpillar - Ah, good! If you decided to make some please post pictures! Also, the synthetic hair I use literally comes in any color you could think of, almost, so people make some really beautiful combinations.

afu
January 25th, 2013, 03:56 PM
I really want fake dreads now! how easy are they to remove and how long do they last? id be scared of the braids getting matted up. I don't think my work would be very happy about me getting dreads though :/

Kyaatje
January 26th, 2013, 12:25 AM
It's a crappy photo (you don't really see the dreads) but it is the only one I can find atm
So me with my fake dreads :)
http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s109/kyaatje/Facebook/Profile%20Pictures/7230_1236947006170_1423936_n.jpg

leslissocool
January 26th, 2013, 01:21 AM
:justy: I don't have wigs yet I want some so badly!

Purdy Bear
January 26th, 2013, 01:26 AM
I've got a lot of wigs due to my Alopecia but I don't wear them because of the itching, does anyone know how to stop that?

Glenn
January 26th, 2013, 01:31 AM
:justy: I don't have wigs yet I want some so badly!

Why would you want to cover up that hair, leslissocool?

leslissocool
January 26th, 2013, 01:58 AM
Why would you want to cover up that hair, leslissocool?

It's not much about covering the hair up, but I get bored with my hair sometimes. I like crazy colors, but I like healthy long hair... I've been thinking of getting wigs for cosplay in pink or like this:

http://www.maxwigs.com/image/ENIG-517_240_300_1.jpg

I think that would look good on me. And if it doesn't, well, it comes off :D

MORE
January 26th, 2013, 02:47 AM
leslissocool That would look great on you! Really want one myself now too. :)

StarryNight
February 27th, 2013, 11:37 PM
Sorry this has taken me so long to reply! Ive been mia for a while. To remove I just snip the elastic band holding the braid together and they slide out with a little unwinding. I keep them in from 2-3 months at a time, depending on how much of a change I want and how much they need maintenance. They don't get matted, as they are synthetic, but you do have to separate them every so often, I usually do it once a week, just because they are so long and I have decorations in them. Usually work places dont have a problem as long as you keep them looking neat and keep the rest of your look clean and simple. You could always do it and see how they react. If is unfavorable you can take them out in minutes, although I would have a hat handy. When I take mine out I look like I stuck my finger in a socket, lol. Please keep us posted if you decide to try!

cooklaezo13
April 20th, 2013, 12:20 PM
I just got a fake bun, and I love it! I think it will be great for days when I heavily oil the ends of my hair. I can cover them up with my fake bun. It matches pretty well. It was made for me by puppycatmeow on etsy.

http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n573/cooklaezo13/fake_bun_zpsf053c8b2.jpg (http://s1140.photobucket.com/user/cooklaezo13/media/fake_bun_zpsf053c8b2.jpg.html)

jacqueline101
April 20th, 2013, 01:03 PM
I've never bought a wig but I did buy a pony tail with hair. I did this in 08 after my shag cut.